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Welcome to Waltham ...
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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022