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Welcome to Swansea ...

Swansea is located in Bristol County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Swansea has a population of 16,842 people<3> (see below for details).

Swansea was settled in 1667 and was incorporated in 1667.

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) and (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 have 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.

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth 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 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.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swansea ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Swansea was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Swansea. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Bristol, 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 Swansea.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Swansea - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 Swansea). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Swansea 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Swansea) 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 Swansea. 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 SwanseaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swansea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7482, Longitude: -71.1898       In this case, the coordinates for Swansea have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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