Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley: Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts


Wellesley is a town located in the county of Norfolk in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 27,982 and a population density of 1,027 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 28,684 inhabitants.

The town was created 363 years ago in 1659.

Wellesley locator map
Location of Wellesley on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Wellesley

Population : 28,684 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Norfolk County
Postal code : 02482
Area : 27.24 km2
Altitude : 141 feet / 43 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1660 (363 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 22:45:21 (28th September 2023)
Density : 1,053 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.45% (2010-2020)
Wellesley Center  MA image
Wellesley Center MA
Wellesley Center  MA image


Wellesley is located at 42°17'47"N 71°17'33"W (42.2964900, -71.2925600).

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The population of Wellesley increased by 2.45% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 27,982 - census
2011 28,543 1.97% estimation process
2012 28,547 0.01% estimation process
2013 28,692 0.51% estimation process
2014 28,643 -0.17% estimation process
2015 28,735 0.32% estimation process
2016 28,876 0.49% estimation process
2017 28,765 -0.39% estimation process
2018 28,710 -0.19% estimation process
2019 28,670 -0.14% estimation process
2020 28,684 0.05% estimation process

Wellesley zip code is 02482. County name: Norfolk, County fips: 25021

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People born in Wellesley (31)

People born in Wellesley, including Asian-jazz musician Grace Kelly, entomologist Austin Hobart Clark, swimmer, Olympic gold medalist Erik Vendt, .


  • Billy Squier (American rock musician) he was born in 12/05/1950
  • Jay Harrington (American actor) he was born in 15/11/1971
  • Greg Yaitanes (television and film director from America) he was born in 18/06/1970
  • Jay Miller (American ice hockey player) he was born in 16/07/1960
  • Roger Nash Baldwin (American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) co-founder) he was born in 21/01/1884
  • Walter Bradford Barrows (American ornithologist (1855–1923)) he was born in 10/01/1855
  • Bill Callahan (American television producer) he was born in 01/01/1971
  • Chris Tierney (American soccer player) he was born in 09/01/1986
  • Frank Buxton (American actor (1930-2018)) he was born in 13/02/1930
  • Carolyn Dykema (politician in Massachusetts, US) she was born in 26/12/1967
  • Chip Monck (American lighting designer) he was born in 05/03/1939
  • Eddie Barry (American ice hockey player) he was born in 12/10/1919
  • Greg Comella (American football player) he was born in 29/07/1975
  • Jack Sanford (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 18/05/1929
  • Joe Fleming (Player of American and Canadian football) he was born in 05/12/1971
  • Kyle Adams (American football player) he was born in 19/01/1988
  • Nicole Freedman (American cyclist) she was born in 21/05/1972
  • Phil Elmassian (American football player and coach) he was born in 28/04/1951

Schools in Wellesley

College & universities near Wellesley, MA

Code Name City ZIP
168218 Wellesley College Wellesley (MA) 02481-8203

Stations (27)

Amtrak & bus stations near Wellesley, MA

Code Name Address Type
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
BBY Back Bay station 145 Dartmouth St. RAIL
BOS South Station 2 South Station RAIL
BON North Station 100 Legends Way RAIL

Post offices near Wellesley

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wellesley Post Office Wellesley (MA) 02482

Other cities in Norfolk County

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

City Name Population Title
Quincy 94,421 A city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
Brookline 59,022 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Weymouth 58,104 The most populous city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
Franklin 34,711 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Randolph 34,260 City in Massachusetts
Needham 31,537 Town in Massachusetts
Norwood 29,737 Town and census-designated place in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Stoughton 28,891 City in Wisconsin
Milton 27,537 Town in Massachusetts
Walpole 26,582 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Dedham 25,345 Town in Massachusetts
Canton 24,029 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Sharon 18,864 City in Massachusetts
Foxborough 18,398 Town in Massachusetts
Bellingham 17,336 Town of the United States
Westwood 16,384 Town in Massachusetts, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Wellesley distances to largest Massachusetts cities