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Welcome to Southborough ...

Southborough is located in Worcester County<1>.

The location of Southborough has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Southborough has a population of 10,195 people<3> (see below for details).

Southborough was settled in 1660 and was incorporated in 1727.

Southborough is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Southborough: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Southborough: 01772<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Southborough had an population of 10,195 people. This is an increase of 4.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 789.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Southborough had a population of 9,767 people. This makes Southborough the county's 26th most populous community.

The population of Southborough represents 0.15% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 183rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,767 people, the population of Southborough increased 752.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,146 people).

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

Communities near Southborough ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Southborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Southborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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  • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Southborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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  • Leominster [Worcester County]
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    • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Southborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Southborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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    • Natick [Middlesex County]
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      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Southborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Southborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • Watertown [Middlesex County]
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      • Watertown [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Southborough
      • Estimated population in 2015: 34,319 people
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    • Lexington [Middlesex County]
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      • Lexington [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Southborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,003 people
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    • Needham [Norfolk County]
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      • Needham [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Southborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Southborough. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Southborough.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Southborough ...

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

Adding Southborough to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Worcester County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southborough. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Southborough.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Southborough - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 Southborough). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Southborough 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 '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- Southborough) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Southborough. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SouthboroughOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southborough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3057, Longitude: -71.5245       In this case, the coordinates for Southborough have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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