Lowell, Massachusetts

city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

Lowell is a city in Massachusetts. It has a population of 115,554, which makes it one of the largest cities in the state. It has historically been known for having factories that made textiles (clothes and fabric). It has been a city of immigrants, first of Irish and later of Cambodians.

Lowell, Massachusetts
Flag of Lowell, Massachusetts
Official seal of Lowell, Massachusetts
Nickname(s): 
Mill City, Spindle City, City of Lights City of Magic
Motto: 
"Art is the Handmaid of Human Good."[1]
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Lowell is located in Massachusetts
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Location in the United States
Lowell is located in the United States
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Lowell (the United States)
Coordinates: 42°38′22″N 71°18′53″W / 42.63944°N 71.31472°W / 42.63944; -71.31472
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyMiddlesex
RegionNew England
Settled1652
Incorporated1826
A city1836
Named forFrancis Cabot Lowell
Government
 • TypeManager-City council
Area
 • Total14.53 sq mi (37.63 km2)
 • Land13.61 sq mi (35.25 km2)
 • Water0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
Elevation
102 ft (31 m)
Population
 • Total115,554
 • Density8,489.75/sq mi (3,278.02/km2)
 • Demonym
Lowellian
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
01850, 01851, 01852, 01853, 01854
Area code978 / 351
FIPS code25-37000
GNIS feature ID0611832
WebsiteCity of Lowell, Massachusetts

People from Lowell change

  • Boney James (born 1961), saxophonist, songwriter, and record producer

References change

  1. "FAQ City of Lowell, Massachusetts". City of Lowell, Massachusetts. Archived from the original on June 5, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 28, 2022. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  3. "QuickFacts: Lowell city, Massachusetts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 4, 2024.