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Welcome to Woburn ...

The city of Woburn is located in Middlesex County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Woburn: woo-burn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Woburn has a population of 40,255 people<4> (see below for details).

Woburn was settled in 1640.

The community of Woburn is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Area codes for Woburn: (781) & (339)<6>

The ZIP codes for Woburn: 01801, 01806-01808, 01813, 01815, 01888<7>

Websites for Woburn ...

Official Website: www.cityofwoburn.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Woburn had an population of 40,255 people. This is an increase of 5.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Woburn had a population of 38,120 people. This makes Woburn the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Woburn represents 0.58% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 38,120 people, the population of Woburn increased 2.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 37,258 people).

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

Communities Also Named Woburn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Woburn - they are located in Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Ontario and Quebec.

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

Communities near Woburn ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the southeast of Woburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the south of Woburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
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    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the northwest of Woburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the east of Woburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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      • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the southeast of Woburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the south of Woburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the southeast of Woburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Lawrence [Essex County]
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      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the north of Woburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southwest of Woburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Woburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 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 Woburn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Woburn.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Woburn. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Woburn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Woburn ...

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

Adding Woburn to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Woburn: www.cityofwoburn.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 Middlesex, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Woburn. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Woburn.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Woburn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<7>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 city (such as Woburn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Woburn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Woburn includes: 01801, 01806, 1807, 01813, 01815 & 01888.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woburn) 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 Woburn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WoburnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4834, Longitude: -71.1662       In this case, the coordinates for Woburn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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