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Welcome to Swampscott ...

Swampscott is located in Essex County<1>.

The pronunciation of Swampscott: swamp-scutt<2>

When the people of Swampscott refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Swampscotter<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Swampscott has a population of 15,307 people<4> (see below for details).

Swampscott was settled in 1629 and was incorporated in 1852.

Swampscott is near sea level<5>.

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

Area codes for Swampscott: (781) and (339)<6>

The ZIP code for Swampscott: 01907<7>

Websites for Swampscott ...

Official Website: www.town.swampscott.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Swampscott had an population of 15,307 people. This is an increase of 11.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Swampscott had a population of 13,787 people. This makes Swampscott the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Swampscott represents 0.21% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 140th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,787 people, the population of Swampscott decreased 4.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,412 people).

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

Communities near Swampscott ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Swampscott
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Swampscott
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the south of Swampscott
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southwest of Swampscott
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Swampscott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the west of Swampscott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the west of Swampscott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Swampscott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southwest of Swampscott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the south of Swampscott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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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 Swampscott. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Swampscott.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Swampscott. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Swampscott.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swampscott ...

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

Adding Swampscott to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Essex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Swampscott: www.town.swampscott.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 Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Swampscott. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Swampscott refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Swampscott may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Swampscott.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Swampscott - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<7>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 Swampscott). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Swampscott or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>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- Swampscott) 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 Swampscott. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SwampscottOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swampscott. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4711, Longitude: -70.9159    






















 

 

 

 

 


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