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Welcome to West Newbury ...

West Newbury is located in Essex County<1>.



West Newbury was settled in 1635 and was incorporated in 1819.

A typical abbreviation for West Newbury: W. Newbury

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Newbury has a population of 4,716 people<2> (see below for details).

West Newbury is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for West Newbury: (978) & (351)<4>

The ZIP code for West Newbury: 01985<5>

Websites for West Newbury ...

Official Website: www.westnewbury.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Newbury had an population of 4,716 people. This is an increase of 11.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Newbury had a population of 4,235 people. This makes West Newbury the county's 32nd most populous community.

The population of West Newbury represents 0.06% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 259th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,235 people, the population of West Newbury increased 2.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,149 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Newbury.

Communities Also Named West Newbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named West Newbury - it's located in Vermont.

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

Communities near West Newbury ...

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

  • Lawrence
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
    • Lawrence is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
  • Haverhill
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverhill
    • Haverhill is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
  • Peabody
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
    • Peabody is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
  • Methuen
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Methuen
    • Methuen is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
  • Beverly
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people
  • Andover
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
    • Andover is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
  • Derry
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
    • Derry is located in Rockingham County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry <7>
  • North Andover
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Andover
    • North Andover is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
  • Dracut
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dracut
    • Dracut is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,423 people
  • Tewksbury
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tewksbury
    • Tewksbury is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,970 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Newbury ...

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

Adding West Newbury to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for West Newbury was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the West Newbury post office opened in 1820.

We also found West Newbury in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for West Newbury.

The official website for West Newbury: www.westnewbury.com/

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 Essex, 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 West Newbury.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Newbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<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 West Newbury). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Newbury or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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