Lowell, Massachusetts

city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

Lowell is a city in Massachusetts. It has a population of 105,167, 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
City of Lowell
Lowell City Hall; Lowell, MA; southwest side; 2011-08-20.JPGMill Building (now museum), Lowell, Massachusetts.JPG
Coburn Hall.jpgLowell skyline.jpg
Left-right from top: Lowell City Hall, Lowell mills, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Skyline
Nickname(s): 
Mill City, Spindle City, City of Lights City of Magic
Motto(s): 
"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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Lowell
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; -71.31472Coordinates: 42°38′22″N 71°18′53″W / 42.63944°N 71.31472°W / 42.63944; -71.31472
Country United States
State Massachusetts
CountyMiddlesex
RegionNew England
Settled1653
Incorporated1826
A city1836
Government
 • TypeManager-City council
 • MayorJohn Leahy
 • City ManagerEileen Donoghue
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
 (2010)
 • Total106,519
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
110,997
 • Density8,155.55/sq mi (3,148.77/km2)
 • Demonym
Lowellian
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
01850, 01851, 01852, 01853, 01854
Area code(s)978 / 351
FIPS code25-37000
GNIS feature ID0611832
WebsiteCity of Lowell, Massachusetts

ReferencesEdit

  1. "FAQ City of Lowell, Massachusetts". City of Lowell, Massachusetts. Archived from the original on June 5, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.