Other cities in the 978 area code include: Billerica, Salem, Beverly, Leominster, Fitchburg, Andover, Chelmsford, North Andover, Gloucester, Danvers, Westford, Wilmington, Acton, Gardner, Marblehead, Hudson, Concord, Sudbury, Newburyport, Amesbury, North Reading, Ipswich, Clinton, Tyngsboro, Pepperell, Athol, Groton, Lunenburg, Winchendon, Maynard, Middleton, Townsend, Salisbury, Georgetown, Boxford, Ayer, Templeton, Sterling, Lancaster, Hamilton, Westminster, Shirley, Orange, Rockport, and Stow.
Lowell is a city in the US Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Located in Middlesex County, Lowell (along with Cambridge) served as a county seat until Massachusetts disbanded county government in 1999. With an estimated population of 109,945 in 2014, it is the fourth-largest city in Massachusetts, and the second-largest in the Boston metropolitan statistical area. The city is also part of a smaller Massachusetts statistical area called Greater Lowell, as well as New England's Merrimack Valley region.Incorporated in 1826 to serve as a mill town, Lowell was named after Francis Cabot Lowell, a local figure in the Industrial Revolution.
Lawrence is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, on the Merrimack River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 76,377, which had risen to an estimated 78,197 as of 2014. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the southeast. Lawrence and Salem are the county seats of Essex County. Lawrence is part of the Merrimack Valley.Manufacturing products of the city include electronic equipment, textiles, footwear, paper products, computers, and foodstuffs. Lawrence was the residence of poet Robert Frost for his early school years; his essays and poems were first published in the Lawrence High School newspaper.
Haverhill is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 60,879 at the 2010 census. Located on the Merrimack River, it began as a farming community of Puritans, largely from Newbury Plantation. The land was officially purchased from the Pentuckets on November 15, 1642 (a year after incorporation) for three pounds, ten shillings. Pentucket was renamed Haverhill (after the Ward family's hometown in England) and would evolve into an important industrial center, beginning with sawmills and gristmills run by water power. In the 18th and 19th century, Haverhill developed woolen mills, tanneries, shipping and shipbuilding. The town was for many decades home to a significant shoe-making industry.
The 978 area code lies within the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (or EDT). The current time in EDT is 5:35 AM on Jul 07, 2020.