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Welcome to Wales ...

Wales is located in Hampden County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wales has a population of 1,870 people<3> (see below for details).

Wales was settled in 1726 and was incorporated in 1775.

Wales is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Wales lies within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Wales: 01081<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wales had an population of 1,870 people. This is an increase of 1.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wales had a population of 1,838 people. This makes Wales the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Wales represents 0.03% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 297th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,838 people, the population of Wales increased 5.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,737 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wales ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Wales - they are located in Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Dakota (2), Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Wales ...

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

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
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    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Wales
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 152,646 people
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  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Wales
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,559 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mansfield [Tolland County]
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    • Mansfield [Tolland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Wales
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<7>
  • Ludlow [Hampden County]
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    • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Wales
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,101 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Webster [Worcester County]
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      • Webster [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,822 people
      • Webster has also been known as:
      • Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg
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    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,788 people
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    • Ellington [Tolland County]
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      • Ellington [Tolland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Longmeadow [Hampden County]
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      • East Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,093 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Longmeadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Longmeadow [Hampden County]
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      • Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,624 people
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    • Belchertown [Hampshire County]
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      • Belchertown [Hampshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belchertown

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 Wales. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wales.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wales ...

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

Adding Wales to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wales. 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 Hampden, 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 Wales.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wales - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Wales). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wales 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wales) 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 Wales. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WalesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wales. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0695, Longitude: -72.2223       In this case, the coordinates for Wales have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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