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Welcome to Stoughton ...

Stoughton is located in Norfolk County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stoughton has a population of 28,924 people<2> (see below for details).

Stoughton was settled in 1713 and was incorporated in 1726.

Stoughton is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Stoughton: (781) and (339)<4>

The ZIP code for Stoughton: 02072<5>

Websites for Stoughton ...

Official Website: www.stoughton.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stoughton had an population of 28,924 people. This is an increase of 7.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stoughton had a population of 26,962 people. This makes Stoughton the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Stoughton represents 0.41% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,962 people, the population of Stoughton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 27,149 people).

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

Communities Also Named Stoughton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Stoughton - they are located in Kansas, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Stoughton ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Stoughton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Stoughton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Stoughton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Stoughton
    • 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 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Stoughton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Stoughton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Stoughton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Stoughton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Stoughton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Stoughton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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 Stoughton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stoughton.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stoughton. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Stoughton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stoughton ...

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

Adding Stoughton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Massachusetts

About Norfolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Stoughton: www.stoughton.org/

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/

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 Norfolk, 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 Stoughton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stoughton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<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 Stoughton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Stoughton 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stoughton) 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 Stoughton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StoughtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoughton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1249, Longitude: -71.1020    
<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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