Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Fitchburg: The county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts. It is located on the Nashua River in the central part of the state. Fitchburg is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Fitchburg Historical Society and the Fitchburg Art Museum.


Fitchburg is a city located in the county of Worcester in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 40,318 and a population density of 554 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 40,310 inhabitants.

The city was created 294 years ago in 1729.

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Location of Fitchburg on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Fitchburg

Population : 40,310 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Worcester County
Postal code : 01420
Area : 72.82 km2
Altitude : 469 feet / 143 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1730 (294 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 11:43:55 (1st March 2024)
Density : 554 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.02% (2010-2020)
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Fitchburg image


Fitchburg is located at 42°35'0"N 71°48'8"W (42.5834200, -71.8023000).

Fitchburg map

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According to census records, the population of Fitchburg decreased by 0.02% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 40,318 - census
2011 40,428 0.27% estimation process
2012 40,512 0.21% estimation process
2013 40,570 0.14% estimation process
2014 40,666 0.24% estimation process
2015 40,684 0.04% estimation process
2016 40,676 -0.02% estimation process
2017 40,762 0.21% estimation process
2018 40,745 -0.04% estimation process
2019 40,638 -0.26% estimation process
2020 40,310 -0.81% estimation process

Fitchburg zip code is 01420. County name: Worcester, County fips: 25027

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People born in Fitchburg (84)

People born in Fitchburg, including singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress Amerie, historian David K. Wyatt, anthropologist who played a key role in shaping modern anthropology in Oceania Kenneth Emory, .


  • Art Longsjo (American speed skater and racing cyclist) he was born in 23/10/1931
  • Edward Savage Crocker II (American diplomat) he was born in 20/12/1895
  • Thomas Hammond (American politician (1843-1909)) he was born in 27/02/1843
  • Joseph Buffum, Jr. (American politician (1784-1874)) he was born in 23/09/1784
  • Paul Cotton (American conceptual artist) he was born in 01/01/1939
  • Samuel W. Hale (American politician) he was born in 02/04/1823
  • Peter Samson (American computer programmer) he was born in 01/01/1941
  • Bill Stewart (American coach) he was born in 20/09/1894
  • Jean Palardy (French-Canadian painter, art historian, ethnologist and filmmaker (1905-1991)) he was born in 01/09/1905
  • Léo Kemner Laflamme (Canadian politician) he was born in 30/08/1893
  • Ray LeBlanc (Retired American professional ice hockey player) he was born in 24/10/1964
  • Viola Léger (Canadian actor and politician) she was born in 29/06/1930
  • Bruce Gordon (American actor) he was born in 01/02/1916
  • Everett Francis Briggs (American activist and priest) he was born in 27/01/1908
  • Matti Mattson (American activist) he was born in 17/09/1916
  • Carolyn Brown (American choreographer) she was born in 26/09/1927
  • Daniel T.K. Hurley (American judge) he was born in 24/02/1943
  • Ed Lawrence (American football player (1906-1961)) he was born in 16/07/1906

Schools in Fitchburg

College & universities near Fitchburg, MA

Code Name City ZIP
165820 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg (MA) 01420-2697

Stations (31)

Amtrak & bus stations near Fitchburg, MA

Code Name Address Type
NSH Nashua, NH 8 North Southwood Drive BUS
WOR Union Station 2 Washington Square RAIL
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL
MHT Manchester, New Hampshire 119 Canal St. BUS
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Fitchburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Prichard Plaza Post Office Fitchburg (MA) 01420

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Worcester County

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

City Name Population Title
Worcester 184,570 The second most populous city in Massachusetts.
Leominster 41,548 The largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Shrewsbury 38,910 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Milford 28,965 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Gardner 20,585 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Holden 19,259 Town in Massachusetts
Grafton 19,082 Town in Massachusetts
Westborough 19,063 Town in Massachusetts
Webster 16,822 City in Massachusetts, US
Southbridge 16,788 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Auburn 16,701 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Northbridge 16,621 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Northborough 15,038 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Uxbridge 14,352 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts
Millbury 13,973 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Clinton 13,952 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts

Distance to Other Cities

Fitchburg distances to largest Massachusetts cities