The county of Gloucester is located in and was founded in 1651| seat wl=Gloucester Courthouse. There are 37,143 residents in Gloucester who have access to courthouses in Gloucester. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 2,951 residents in Gloucester, which is 7.2 square miles and 33ft above sea level.