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Welcome to Westport ...

Westport is located in Bristol County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westport has a population of 16,039 people<3> (see below for details).

Westport was established in 1670.

Westport is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Westport: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Westport: 02790<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westport had an population of 16,039 people. This is an increase of 3.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westport had a population of 15,532 people. This makes Westport the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Westport represents 0.24% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 127th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,532 people, the population of Westport increased 9.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,183 people).

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

Adding Westport to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Westport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Westport - they are located in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Westport ...

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

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Westport
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Westport
    • 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
  • Warwick [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Westport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • North Kingstown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
    • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Westport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,278 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Westport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
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      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Westport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Somerset [Bristol County]
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      • Somerset [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Westport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Westport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Swansea [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Westport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
    • Fairhaven [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
      • Fairhaven [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Westport
      • 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 Westport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Westport.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westport ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Bristol County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westport. 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 Bristol, 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 Westport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westport - 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 Westport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westport 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' (or 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- Westport) 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 Westport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5834, Longitude: -71.0828       In this case, the coordinates for Westport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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