100 Biggest Cities In Massachusetts For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Massachusetts. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 222 cities and places in Massachusetts.

We all love the biggest cities that the Bay State has to offer. You know the places like Boston and Worcester which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Massachusetts that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Massachusetts with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Massachusetts, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Massachusetts, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In Massachusetts

Boston, MA
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 684,379
Population 2010: 602,609
Growth: 13.6%
More on Boston: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Worcester, MA
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 185,143
Population 2010: 179,994
Growth: 2.9%
More on Worcester: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Springfield, MA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 154,139
Population 2010: 152,906
Growth: 0.8%
More on Springfield: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Cambridge, MA
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Population: 116,632
Population 2010: 103,506
Growth: 12.7%
More on Cambridge: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Lowell, MA
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Population: 111,306
Population 2010: 105,089
Growth: 5.9%
More on Lowell: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Brockton, MA
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Population: 95,594
Population 2010: 93,869
Growth: 1.8%
More on Brockton: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

New Bedford, MA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Population: 95,239
Population 2010: 94,945
Growth: 0.3%
More on New Bedford: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Quincy, MA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 94,207
Population 2010: 90,780
Growth: 3.8%
More on Quincy: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Lynn, MA
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 93,743
Population 2010: 89,625
Growth: 4.6%
More on Lynn: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Fall River, MA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 89,388
Population 2010: 89,482
Growth: -0.1%
More on Fall River: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Massachusetts

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Bay State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Massachusetts from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Boston.

The smallest? Northfield, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Massachusetts

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Massachusetts.

Have fun snacking around in the Bay State!

For more reading on Massachusetts, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Massachusetts

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Boston 684,379 602,609 13.6%
2 Worcester 185,143 179,994 2.9%
3 Springfield 154,139 152,906 0.8%
4 Cambridge 116,632 103,506 12.7%
5 Lowell 111,306 105,089 5.9%
6 Brockton 95,594 93,869 1.8%
7 New Bedford 95,239 94,945 0.3%
8 Quincy 94,207 90,780 3.8%
9 Lynn 93,743 89,625 4.6%
10 Fall River 89,388 89,482 -0.1%
11 Newton 88,593 83,949 5.5%
12 Somerville 80,906 75,215 7.6%
13 Lawrence 79,942 75,177 6.3%
14 Framingham 71,649 67,339 6.4%
15 Haverhill 63,533 60,203 5.5%
16 Waltham 62,777 59,771 5.0%
17 Malden 60,984 58,180 4.8%
18 Brookline 59,180 57,953 2.1%
19 Medford 57,637 55,451 3.9%
20 Taunton 57,124 55,954 2.1%
21 Weymouth Town 56,734 53,342 6.4%
22 Chicopee 55,421 55,165 0.5%
23 Revere 53,692 50,008 7.4%
24 Peabody 52,906 50,455 4.9%
25 Methuen Town 50,282 46,393 8.4%
26 Everett 46,118 40,560 13.7%
27 Arlington 45,304 42,240 7.3%
28 Attleboro 44,789 43,355 3.3%
29 Barnstable Town 44,406 45,775 -3.0%
30 Salem 43,252 40,964 5.6%
31 Pittsfield 42,766 44,788 -4.5%
32 Beverly 41,885 39,351 6.4%
33 Leominster 41,606 40,941 1.6%
34 Westfield 41,449 40,974 1.2%
35 Fitchburg 40,702 40,214 1.2%
36 Woburn 40,304 37,538 7.4%
37 Holyoke 40,241 39,885 0.9%
38 Chelsea 39,992 34,532 15.8%
39 Marlborough 39,736 37,674 5.5%
40 Braintree Town 37,220 35,122 6.0%
41 Watertown Town 35,401 31,591 12.1%
42 Randolph 33,924 31,661 7.1%
43 Lexington 33,340 30,862 8.0%
44 Franklin Town 33,256 31,023 7.2%
45 Needham 30,970 28,683 8.0%
46 Gloucester 30,162 28,893 4.4%
47 Norwood 29,306 28,375 3.3%
48 Wellesley 28,747 27,623 4.1%
49 Agawam Town 28,696 28,383 1.1%
50 West Springfield Town 28,609 28,287 1.1%
51 Northampton 28,516 28,709 -0.7%
52 Saugus 28,215 26,392 6.9%
53 Melrose 28,113 26,704 5.3%
54 Burlington 27,650 23,926 15.6%
55 Danvers 27,586 26,113 5.6%
56 Milton 27,572 26,667 3.4%
57 Wakefield 26,993 24,620 9.6%
58 Belmont 26,113 24,356 7.2%
59 Milford 26,084 24,949 4.5%
60 Dedham 25,283 24,325 3.9%
61 Reading 25,132 24,261 3.6%
62 Wilmington 23,377 21,891 6.8%
63 Stoneham 23,223 21,320 8.9%
64 Winchester 22,738 21,016 8.2%
65 Gardner 20,610 20,386 1.1%
66 Marblehead 20,500 19,797 3.6%
67 Amherst Center 20,409 19,535 4.5%
68 Winthrop Town 18,542 17,311 7.1%
69 Somerset 18,165 18,185 -0.1%
70 Newburyport 18,077 17,288 4.6%
71 Amesbury Town 17,434 16,225 7.5%
72 Greenfield Town 17,375 17,610 -1.3%
73 Southbridge Town 16,887 16,851 0.2%
74 Abington 16,436 15,704 4.7%
75 Easthampton Town 15,960 16,054 -0.6%
76 Longmeadow 15,791 15,759 0.2%
77 Hudson 15,346 14,653 4.7%
78 Swampscott 15,002 13,819 8.6%
79 North Adams 12,959 13,851 -6.4%
80 Lynnfield 12,894 11,487 12.2%
81 Palmer Town 12,237 12,196 0.3%
82 Webster 11,943 11,393 4.8%
83 South Yarmouth 11,091 11,468 -3.3%
84 Holbrook 11,045 10,694 3.3%
85 Maynard 10,754 10,036 7.2%
86 Hull 10,455 10,420 0.3%
87 Bridgewater 9,255 7,328 26.3%
88 Andover 8,914 8,586 3.8%
89 Athol 8,617 8,020 7.4%
90 Nantucket 7,984 7,951 0.4%
91 Mansfield Center 7,905 7,601 4.0%
92 West Concord 7,394 6,204 19.2%
93 Middleborough Center 7,343 6,673 10.0%
94 Pinehurst 7,283 7,190 1.3%
95 Cochituate 7,226 6,397 13.0%
96 Whitinsville 7,220 7,055 2.3%
97 Clinton 7,154 7,201 -0.7%
98 Plymouth 7,081 6,759 4.8%
99 Medfield 6,966 6,564 6.1%
100 North Amherst 6,907 6,619 4.4%
101 Hingham 6,461 5,769 12.0%
102 East Falmouth 6,441 5,986 7.6%
103 Northborough 6,298 6,054 4.0%
104 Foxborough 6,296 5,113 23.1%
105 Kingston 6,278 5,686 10.4%
106 Walpole 6,197 6,438 -3.7%
107 Sharon 5,914 5,198 13.8%
108 Ware 5,888 5,806 1.4%
109 Spencer 5,792 5,655 2.4%
110 West Yarmouth 5,741 6,103 -5.9%
111 Oxford 5,595 6,373 -12.2%
112 Scituate 5,558 5,324 4.4%
113 Adams 5,335 5,260 1.4%
114 Rockport 5,260 5,312 -1.0%
115 Yarmouth Port 5,242 5,176 1.3%
116 Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock 5,199 4,886 6.4%
117 Bliss Corner 5,150 5,649 -8.8%
118 Salisbury 5,131 4,891 4.9%
119 South Amherst 5,106 4,928 3.6%
120 North Scituate 5,044 5,493 -8.2%
121 Marshfield 4,928 4,445 10.9%
122 Raynham Center 4,923 4,079 20.7%
123 East Harwich 4,796 4,694 2.2%
124 Ipswich 4,699 3,997 17.6%
125 Smith Mills 4,678 4,825 -3.0%
126 Millis-Clicquot 4,658 4,493 3.7%
127 North Westport 4,510 4,193 7.6%
128 Williamstown 4,506 3,845 17.2%
129 Bellingham 4,383 4,574 -4.2%
130 Northwest Harwich 4,136 4,346 -4.8%
131 North Plymouth 4,091 3,782 8.2%
132 Turners Falls 4,010 4,550 -11.9%
133 Winchendon 3,999 4,024 -0.6%
134 Westborough 3,957 3,961 -0.1%
135 Forestdale 3,791 4,237 -10.5%
136 Orange 3,772 3,849 -2.0%
137 Sagamore 3,675 3,652 0.6%
138 South Duxbury 3,629 3,377 7.5%
139 Falmouth 3,540 3,982 -11.1%
140 Buzzards Bay 3,528 3,723 -5.2%
141 Nahant 3,502 3,431 2.1%
142 East Sandwich 3,473 3,823 -9.2%
143 Wilbraham 3,466 3,258 6.4%
144 North Pembroke 3,458 2,746 25.9%
145 Dennis Port 3,428 3,436 -0.2%
146 South Dennis 3,393 3,800 -10.7%
147 Hopedale 3,363 4,014 -16.2%
148 Mattapoisett Center 3,354 2,907 15.4%
149 Littleton Common 3,293 2,890 13.9%
150 Topsfield 3,216 2,857 12.6%
151 Wareham Center 3,205 2,874 11.5%
152 Acushnet Center 3,177 2,611 21.7%
153 North Lakeville 3,114 2,150 44.8%
154 Hopkinton 3,098 2,048 51.3%
155 Ocean Grove 3,092 3,074 0.6%
156 Fiskdale 3,087 2,544 21.3%
157 Cordaville 3,039 2,749 10.5%
158 Sandwich 3,002 2,968 1.1%
159 Ayer 2,910 2,350 23.8%
160 Pocasset 2,893 2,691 7.5%
161 Belchertown 2,874 2,395 20.0%
162 Pepperell 2,826 2,423 16.6%
163 Monument Beach 2,807 2,622 7.1%
164 Norton Center 2,774 2,604 6.5%
165 Provincetown 2,730 2,851 -4.2%
166 Green Harbor-Cedar Crest 2,703 2,189 23.5%
167 White Island Shores 2,634 2,342 12.5%
168 East Douglas 2,592 2,303 12.5%
169 Boxford 2,585 2,406 7.4%
170 East Dennis 2,575 2,939 -12.4%
171 Dover 2,539 2,390 6.2%
172 North Falmouth 2,516 3,187 -21.1%
173 North Brookfield 2,466 2,007 22.9%
174 North Seekonk 2,398 2,588 -7.3%
175 Rutland 2,360 2,320 1.7%
176 Marshfield Hills 2,315 2,455 -5.7%
177 Dennis 2,307 2,360 -2.2%
178 Upton 2,292 2,814 -18.6%
179 West Wareham 2,259 2,085 8.3%
180 Sturbridge 2,243 2,152 4.2%
181 West Dennis 2,236 2,022 10.6%
182 Vineyard Haven 2,123 2,470 -14.0%
183 Great Barrington 2,070 2,376 -12.9%
184 Hanscom Afb 2,045 0 nan%
185 South Deerfield 2,041 1,801 13.3%
186 West Falmouth 1,971 1,514 30.2%
187 Devens 1,969 1,874 5.1%
188 Lenox 1,899 1,435 32.3%
189 Monson Center 1,881 2,073 -9.3%
190 Shirley 1,861 1,475 26.2%
191 East Pepperell 1,811 2,009 -9.9%
192 Harwich Port 1,809 1,478 22.4%
193 Shelburne Falls 1,806 1,736 4.0%
194 Orleans 1,798 1,548 16.1%
195 Weweantic 1,797 1,971 -8.8%
196 Lunenburg 1,778 1,492 19.2%
197 Hanson 1,769 1,886 -6.2%
198 Baldwinville 1,736 2,002 -13.3%
199 Lee 1,717 2,123 -19.1%
200 Teaticket 1,697 1,701 -0.2%
201 Brewster 1,637 2,108 -22.3%
202 South Lancaster 1,630 1,749 -6.8%
203 Rowley 1,629 1,365 19.3%
204 North Eastham 1,612 1,648 -2.2%
205 Duxbury 1,567 1,672 -6.3%
206 Holland 1,547 1,658 -6.7%
207 West Brookfield 1,479 1,666 -11.2%
208 Chatham 1,428 1,751 -18.4%
209 The Pinehills 1,419 910 55.9%
210 Bourne 1,408 1,263 11.5%
211 Harwich Center 1,406 1,773 -20.7%
212 Essex 1,393 1,538 -9.4%
213 Mashpee Neck 1,386 1,071 29.4%
214 Groton 1,345 1,340 0.4%
215 Townsend 1,310 825 58.8%
216 Hatfield 1,305 1,407 -7.2%
217 Millers Falls 1,284 1,298 -1.1%
218 Granby 1,272 1,227 3.7%
219 West Chatham 1,154 1,134 1.8%
220 Marion Center 1,076 1,155 -6.8%
221 East Brookfield 1,037 1,266 -18.1%
222 Northfield 1,032 969 6.5%

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