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Welcome to Wareham ...

Wareham is located in Plymouth County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wareham has a population of 22,753 people<3> (see below for details).

Wareham was settled in 1678 and was incorporated in 1739.

Wareham is near sea level<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Wareham: (508) & (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Wareham: 02571<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wareham had an population of 22,753 people. This is an increase of 4.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wareham had a population of 21,822 people. This makes Wareham the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Wareham represents 0.33% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,822 people, the population of Wareham increased 7.31% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,335 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wareham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Wareham - they are located in Minnesota, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Virginia.

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

Communities near Wareham ...

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

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Wareham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Wareham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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    • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Wareham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,654 people
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  • Barnstable Town [Barnstable County]
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    • Barnstable Town [Barnstable County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Wareham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,535 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnstable Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnstable Town
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Wareham
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
    • Falmouth [Barnstable County]
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      • Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Wareham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
    • Middleborough [Plymouth County]
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      • Middleborough [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Wareham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleborough
    • Sandwich [Barnstable County]
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      • Sandwich [Barnstable County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Wareham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandwich
    • Bourne [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
      • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Wareham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne
    • Fairhaven [Bristol County]
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      • Fairhaven [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Wareham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven

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

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

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

Adding Wareham to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wareham. 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 Plymouth, 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 Wareham.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wareham - 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 Wareham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wareham 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Wareham) 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 Wareham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WarehamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wareham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7626, Longitude: -70.7217       In this case, the coordinates for Wareham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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