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Welcome to Peabody ...

The city of Peabody is located in Essex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Peabody has a population of 53,095 people<2> (see below for details).

Peabody was settled in 1626.

The community of Peabody is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Peabody lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Peabody: (978) & (351)<4>

The ZIP codes for Peabody: 01960-01961<5>

Websites for Peabody ...

Official Website: www.ci.peabody.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Peabody had an population of 53,095 people. This is an increase of 3.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Peabody had a population of 51,251 people (or 6.9% of the total population of Essex County). This makes Peabody the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Peabody represents 0.78% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 51,251 people, the population of Peabody increased 6.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 48,129 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Peabody.

Communities Also Named Peabody ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Peabody - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ontario, Quebec, Tennessee and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Peabody.

Communities near Peabody ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Peabody.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Peabody
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Peabody
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Peabody
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Peabody
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Peabody
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Lawrence [Essex County]
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      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Peabody
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
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    • Haverhill [Essex County]
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      • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Peabody
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Peabody
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Peabody
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Peabody
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Peabody. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Peabody.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Peabody. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Peabody.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Peabody. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Peabody.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peabody ...

Looking for more information about Peabody? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Peabody, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Peabody.

Adding Peabody to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Peabody in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Peabody was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Peabody on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Essex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Peabody: www.ci.peabody.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Peabody.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peabody - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Peabody). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Peabody or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Peabody includes: 01960 & 01961.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peabody) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Peabody. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PeabodyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peabody. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5259, Longitude: -70.9272    






















 

 

 

 

 


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