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Welcome to Stow ...

Stow is located in Middlesex County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stow has a population of 7,243 people<3> (see below for details).

Stow was settled in 1681 and was incorporated in 1683.

Stow is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Stow: (978) & (351)<5>

The ZIP code for Stow: 01775<6>

Websites for Stow ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stow had an population of 7,243 people. This is an increase of 9.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stow had a population of 6,590 people. This makes Stow the county's 48th most populous community.

The population of Stow represents 0.1% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 221st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,590 people, the population of Stow increased 11.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,902 people).

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

Communities Also Named Stow ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Stow - they are located in Maine, New York and Ohio.

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

Communities near Stow ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Stow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worcester
  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
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    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Stow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Stow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Stow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Stow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Arlington [Middlesex County]
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      • Arlington [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Stow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,169 people
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    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
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      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Stow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
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    • Leominster [Worcester County]
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      • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Stow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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    • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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      • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Stow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
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    • Woburn [Middlesex County]
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      • Woburn [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Stow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woburn 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 Stow. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stow.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stow ...

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

Adding Stow to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Stow: www.ci.stow.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 Middlesex, 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 Stow.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stow - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<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 Stow). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Stow 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stow) 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 Stow. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StowOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4370, Longitude: -71.5056       In this case, the coordinates for Stow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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