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Welcome to Webster (aka 'Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg') ...

Webster is located in Worcester County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Webster has a population of 16,949 people<2> (see below for details).

Webster was settled in 1713 and was incorporated in 1832.

The community of Webster has also been called Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

Webster is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Webster: (508) & (774)<4>

The ZIP code for Webster: 01570<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Webster had an population of 16,949 people. This is an increase of 1.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Webster had a population of 16,767 people. This makes Webster the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Webster represents 0.26% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 114th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,767 people, the population of Webster increased 2.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,415 people).

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

Adding Webster to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Webster in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Webster elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Webster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 50 communities that are also named Webster - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine (2), Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire (2), New York (3), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin (3).

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

Communities near Webster ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Webster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 185,428 people
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  • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Webster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,751 people
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  • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Webster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,526 people
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  • Milford [Worcester County]
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    • Milford [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Webster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,101 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grafton [Worcester County]
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      • Grafton [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Webster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Killingly [Windham County]
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      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Webster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Webster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,878 people
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    • Burrillville [Providence County]
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      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Webster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Auburn [Worcester County]
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      • Auburn [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Webster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Northbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Northbridge [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Webster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,679 people
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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 Webster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Webster.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Webster. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Webster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Webster ...

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Webster. 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 Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Webster.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Webster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 Webster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Webster 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 '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- Webster) 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 Webster. 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 Webster

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Webster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0518, Longitude: -71.8792    
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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