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Welcome to Swansea ...
We aren't confident of the location of Swansea, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>
Swansea was settled in 1667 and was incorporated in 1667.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Swansea has a population of 16,842 people<3> (see below for details).
Swansea is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Swansea lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Swansea: (508) & (774)<5>
The ZIP code for Swansea: 02777<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Swansea had an population of 16,842 people. This is an increase of 6.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.92% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Swansea had a population of 15,865 people. This makes Swansea the county's 12th most populous community.
The population of Swansea represents 0.24% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 123rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 15,865 people, the population of Swansea has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,901 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Swansea.
Communities Also Named Swansea ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Swansea - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and South Carolina.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Swansea.
Communities near Swansea ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Swansea.
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 Swansea. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Swansea.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Swansea. 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 Swansea.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Swansea. See our Newspapers Page for Swansea.
Adding Swansea to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Swansea in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Swansea was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Swansea in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Swansea.
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023