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Welcome to Waltham ...

The city of Waltham is located in Middlesex County<1>.

When the people of Waltham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Walthamite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waltham has a population of 62,460 people<3> (see below for details).

Waltham was settled in 1634.

The community of Waltham is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Waltham: (781) and (339)<5>

The ZIP codes for Waltham: 02451-02454<6>

Websites for Waltham ...

Official Website:   www.city.waltham.ma.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.walthamchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waltham had an population of 62,460 people. This is an increase of 3.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waltham had a population of 60,632 people. This makes Waltham the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Waltham represents 0.93% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 60,632 people, the population of Waltham increased 2.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 59,226 people).

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

Communities Also Named Waltham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Waltham - they are located in Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana and Quebec.

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

Communities near Waltham ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Waltham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
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    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Waltham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Waltham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Waltham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Waltham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Waltham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Waltham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Waltham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Waltham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Waltham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weymouth

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waltham. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Waltham.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waltham ...

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

Adding Waltham to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waltham: www.city.waltham.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>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 Waltham refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Waltham may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waltham.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waltham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<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 city (such as Waltham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waltham or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Waltham includes: 02451, 2452, 2453 & 02454.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waltham) 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 Waltham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WalthamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waltham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3780, Longitude: -71.2357    






















 

 

 

 

 


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