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Welcome to Shrewsbury ...

Shrewsbury is located in Worcester County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shrewsbury has a population of 38,526 people<2> (see below for details).

Shrewsbury was settled in 1722 and was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Shrewsbury: (508) and (774)<4>

The ZIP codes for Shrewsbury: 01545-01546<5>

Websites for Shrewsbury ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shrewsbury had an population of 38,526 people. This is an increase of 8.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shrewsbury had a population of 35,608 people. This makes Shrewsbury the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Shrewsbury represents 0.54% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 44th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,608 people, the population of Shrewsbury increased 12.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 31,640 people).

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

Adding Shrewsbury to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Shrewsbury elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Shrewsbury on a George F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Communities Also Named Shrewsbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Shrewsbury - they are located in Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Vermont and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Shrewsbury ...

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

  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Framingham
    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Shrewsbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 74,416 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Framingham
  • Leominster [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leominster
    • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Shrewsbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,716 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leominster
  • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
    • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Shrewsbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,597 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlborough
  • Natick [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natick
    • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Shrewsbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,050 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natick
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Milford [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Shrewsbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,101 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Acton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Shrewsbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,662 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Hudson [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Shrewsbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
    • Sudbury [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sudbury
      • Sudbury [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Shrewsbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sudbury
    • Holden [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Shrewsbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
    • Grafton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Worcester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Shrewsbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton

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 Shrewsbury. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shrewsbury.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shrewsbury. See our Newspapers Page for Shrewsbury.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shrewsbury ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shrewsbury: www.ci.shrewsbury.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 Worcester, 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 Shrewsbury.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shrewsbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 community (such as Shrewsbury). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shrewsbury or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Shrewsbury includes: 01545 & 01546.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shrewsbury) 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 Shrewsbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shrewsbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shrewsbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2967, Longitude: -71.7134    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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