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Welcome to Saugus ...

Saugus is located in Essex County<1>.

When the people of Saugus refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Saugonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saugus has a population of 28,390 people<3> (see below for details).

Saugus was settled in 1630 and was incorporated in 1815.

Saugus is near sea level<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Saugus: (781) & (339)<5>

The ZIP code for Saugus: 01906<6>

Websites for Saugus ...

Official Website: www.saugus.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saugus had an population of 28,390 people. This is an increase of 6.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saugus had a population of 26,628 people. This makes Saugus the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Saugus represents 0.41% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,628 people, the population of Saugus increased 2.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,078 people).

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

Communities Also Named Saugus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Saugus - they are located in California and Montana.

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

Communities near Saugus ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Saugus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Saugus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
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    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Saugus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Saugus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Saugus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Saugus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Lawrence [Essex County]
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      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Saugus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Saugus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Saugus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Saugus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 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 Saugus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saugus.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saugus. 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 Saugus.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saugus. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saugus.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saugus ...

Looking for more information about Saugus? 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 Saugus, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Saugus.

Adding Saugus to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Saugus 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 Saugus was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Saugus on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Essex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saugus: www.saugus.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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Saugus refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Saugus may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saugus.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saugus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<6>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 community (such as Saugus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saugus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Saugus) 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 Saugus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SaugusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saugus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4649, Longitude: -71.0100    






















 

 

 

 

 


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