City of Lowell, Massachusetts

City of Lowell: The third most populous city in Massachusetts. It is located on the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts. Lowell is known for its many textile mills, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Lowell National Historical Park and the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center.

About

City of Lowell is a city located in the county of Middlesex in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 109,945 and a population density of 2,922 people per km². After 4 years in 2014 city had an estimated population of 109,945 inhabitants.

The city was created 371 years ago in 1652.

The City of Lowell is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts and situated along the Merrimack River. Founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center, it has evolved into a diverse urban area that embraces its storied past.

Historic Significance

Lowell was one of America’s first large-scale industrial cities and a pioneer of textile manufacturing technology. Today, the Lowell National Historical Park preserves the 19th century mills, canals, and landmarks that shaped its legacy.

Contemporary Culture

While still home to manufacturing, Lowell now relies on education, healthcare, and technology for economic growth. The University of Massachusetts Lowell and Middlesex Community College support workforce development. Vibrant cultural offerings include art galleries, music venues, diverse cuisine, and events.

Recreational Opportunities

Lowell promotes access to recreational and natural areas along the Merrimack River, from boathouses to hiking trails. The city offers lively downtown and neighborhood festivals and the Spinners minor league baseball team for entertainment.

Affordable Housing

Lowell provides relatively affordable housing options compared to Greater Boston, from restored historic homes to converted mill apartments. Recent efforts focus on revitalizing vacant or run-down properties in the city center. Lowell proudly evolves while embracing its past.

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Location of City of Lowell on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about City of Lowell

Population : 109,945 (2014)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Middlesex County
Twitter username : CityofLowellMA
Phone Area Codes : 978
Area : 37.63 km2
Named for : Francis Cabot Lowell
Altitude : 102 feet / 31 meters
Capital city : City of Lowell is capital of Middlesex County
Establishment : January 01, 1653 (371 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 11:22:23 (19th April 2024)
Density : 2,922 Pop. per km² as of 2014
Population growth : 0% (2010-2014)
Lowell skyline image
Lowell skyline
Lowell skyline image

Geography

City of Lowell is located at 42°38'20"N 71°19'18"W (42.6388700, -71.3217100).

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Demographics

The population of City of Lowell increased by 0% in 4 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 109,945 - demographic balance
2014 109,945 0% demographic balance

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People born in City of Lowell (198)

People born in City of Lowell, including film, television and stage actress Bette Davis, politician Charles Herbert Allen, writer Jack Kerouac, .

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Schools in City of Lowell

College & universities near City of Lowell, MA

Code Name City ZIP
166498 Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute Lowell (MA) 01852-1909
166513 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell (MA) 01854-5104
382416 Greater Lowell Technical School Tyngsboro (MA) 01879
410964 EINE Inc Tewksbury (MA) 01876
369002 Massachusetts School of Law Andover (MA) 01810

Stations (27)

Amtrak & bus stations near City of Lowell, MA

Code Name Address Type
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL
NSH Nashua, NH 8 North Southwood Drive BUS
HHL Haverhill station Washington Street at Railroad Square RAIL
BON North Station 100 Legends Way RAIL
NBT Newburyport, Massachusetts 90 Storey Avenue BUS

Other cities in Middlesex County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Middlesex County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Cambridge 119,192 The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Lowell 110,904 The third most populous city in Massachusetts.
City of Cambridge 107,289 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Newton 87,803 The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Somerville 80,935 A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
City of Somerville 75,754 A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Framingham 73,892 Town in Massachusetts
Framingham Center 65,413 A census-designated place (CDP) in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Waltham 62,069 A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Medford 60,847 The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Malden 59,922 The most populous city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Everett 46,107 A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Arlington 45,169 Town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Billerica 43,021 Town in Massachusetts
Woburn 40,135 A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Marlborough 39,290 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

Distance to Other Cities

City of Lowell distances to largest Massachusetts cities