Incorporated in 1635, the town was the first Massachusetts settlement away from the tidewater on a non-navigable river. In 2015, the Census Bureau estimated Concord had a population of over 19,000 (2010 Census: 17,688). The town is west-northwest of Boston along Route 2. Using Route 2, it is approximately 3 miles to Interstate-95/Route 128 (5 miles from the town center).
The MBTA Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line has 2 stops in Concord: one in Concord Center and one in West Concord.
The Concord School District consists of an Integrated Pre-K; 3 Elementary Schools (K-5); and a Middle School (6-8). Concord and Carlisle share a regional High School located in Concord.