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Welcome to Whitman ...

Whitman is located in Plymouth County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Whitman has a population of 15,232 people<3> (see below for details).

Whitman was settled in 1670 and was incorporated in 1875.

Whitman is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Whitman: (781) and (339)<5>

The ZIP code for Whitman: 02382<6>

Websites for Whitman ...

Official Website: www.ci.whitman.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whitman had an population of 15,232 people. This is an increase of 5.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whitman had a population of 14,489 people. This makes Whitman the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Whitman represents 0.22% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 133rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,489 people, the population of Whitman increased 4.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,882 people).

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

Communities Also Named Whitman ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Whitman - they are located in Indiana, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Whitman ...

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

  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Whitman
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
  • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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    • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Whitman
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,654 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
  • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Whitman
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
  • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Whitman
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Whitman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
    • Braintree [Norfolk County]
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      • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Whitman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,074 people
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    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
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      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Whitman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Norwood [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
      • Norwood [Norfolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Whitman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,737 people
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    • Stoughton [Norfolk County]
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      • Stoughton [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Whitman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,891 people
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    • Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
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      • Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Whitman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater

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

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

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

Adding Whitman to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Plymouth County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Whitman: www.ci.whitman.ma.us/

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 Whitman.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitman - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<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 Whitman). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Whitman 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitman) 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 Whitman. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WhitmanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0807, Longitude: -70.9356       In this case, the coordinates for Whitman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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