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Welcome to Southbridge ...

Southbridge is located in Worcester County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Southbridge has a population of 16,878 people<2> (see below for details).

Southbridge was settled in 1730 and was incorporated in 1816.

Southbridge is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Southbridge: 01550<5>

Websites for Southbridge ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Southbridge had an population of 16,878 people. This is an increase of 0.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Southbridge had a population of 16,719 people. This makes Southbridge the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Southbridge represents 0.26% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 115th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,719 people, the population of Southbridge decreased 2.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,214 people).

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

Adding Southbridge 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 Southbridge 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 Southbridge elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Southbridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Southbridge - they are located in Georgia and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Southbridge ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Southbridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 185,428 people
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  • Killingly [Windham County]
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    • Killingly [Windham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Southbridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,336 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Webster [Worcester County]
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    • Webster [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Southbridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,949 people
    • Webster has also been known as:
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  • Burrillville [Providence County]
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    • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Southbridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Auburn [Worcester County]
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      • Auburn [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Southbridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oxford [Worcester County]
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      • Oxford [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Southbridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,009 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Millbury [Worcester County]
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      • Millbury [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Southbridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Palmer [Hampden County]
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      • Palmer [Hampden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Southbridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,232 people
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    • Spencer [Worcester County]
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      • Spencer [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Southbridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,935 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stafford [Tolland County]
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      • Stafford [Tolland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Southbridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Southbridge ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Southbridge: www.ci.southbridge.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 Southbridge.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Southbridge - 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 Southbridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Southbridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Southbridge) 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 Southbridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Southbridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southbridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0757, Longitude: -72.0343    
<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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