The 10 Massachusetts Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Massachusetts that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2022.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That's the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted Massachusetts? Where cities and towns in Massachusetts have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 41.6% increase in the Hispanic population in Massachusetts.

The 10 Cities In Massachusetts With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

  1. Lawrence
  2. Chelsea
  3. Holyoke
  4. Springfield
  5. Lynn
  6. Revere
  7. Southbridge Town
  8. Methuen Town
  9. Fitchburg
  10. Everett

What's the city in Massachusetts with the largest hispanic/latino population? Lawrence took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Massachusetts for 2022.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Massachusetts ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Massachusetts or the safest places in Massachusetts.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 80,022
% Hispanic/Latino: 81.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 64,887
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.03%
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Lawrence, MA

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7
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Population: 39,878
% Hispanic/Latino: 67.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,999
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.77%
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Chelsea, MA

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5
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Population: 40,161
% Hispanic/Latino: 54.55%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 21,909
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.91%
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Holyoke, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 153,677
% Hispanic/Latino: 45.7%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 70,226
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.68%
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Springfield, MA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 94,201
% Hispanic/Latino: 43.01%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,520
Percent Change Since 2010: 60.62%
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Lynn, MA

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 53,400
% Hispanic/Latino: 37.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 19,933
Percent Change Since 2010: 68.08%
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Revere, MA

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 16,865
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,436
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.45%
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Southbridge Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 50,518
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.18%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 15,246
Percent Change Since 2010: 83.71%
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Methuen Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 40,576
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,947
Percent Change Since 2010: 57.67%
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Fitchburg, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 46,275
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,525
Percent Change Since 2010: 88.58%
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Everett, MA

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Massachusetts With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across Massachusetts.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2016-2020 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 12,000 people. That left us with 52 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 81.1% to 2.1%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Lawrence took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Braintree Town was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Massachusetts ranked by population of Hispanic or Latino residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Summary: Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Massachusetts

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Massachusetts according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in Massachusetts:

  1. Braintree Town
  2. Amesbury Town
  3. Franklin Town

For more Massachusetts reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Massachusetts

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Lawrence 81.09% 80,022
2 Chelsea 67.7% 39,878
3 Holyoke 54.55% 40,161
4 Springfield 45.7% 153,677
5 Lynn 43.01% 94,201
6 Revere 37.33% 53,400
7 Southbridge Town 32.23% 16,865
8 Methuen Town 30.18% 50,518
9 Fitchburg 29.44% 40,576
10 Everett 29.23% 46,275
11 Haverhill 23.23% 63,783
12 Worcester 23.11% 185,186
13 New Bedford 21.87% 95,355
14 Chicopee 21.5% 55,186
15 Boston 19.54% 689,326
16 Salem 18.34% 43,350
17 Lowell 17.91% 111,311
18 Leominster 17.17% 41,581
19 Waltham 14.28% 62,597
20 Marlborough 14.18% 39,663
21 Brockton 11.88% 95,740
22 Winthrop Town 11.66% 18,558
23 Peabody 11.61% 53,004
24 Somerville 11.42% 81,175
25 West Springfield Town 11.42% 28,527
26 Fall River 10.84% 89,618
27 Westfield 10.21% 41,303
28 Malden 9.63% 60,710
29 Cambridge 9.33% 117,822
30 Northampton 9.06% 28,552
31 Gardner 8.93% 20,605
32 Taunton 8.7% 57,327
33 Medford 7.55% 58,290
34 Watertown Town 7.24% 35,749
35 Pittsfield 7.2% 42,514
36 North Adams 7.14% 12,897
37 Palmer Town 6.9% 12,236
38 Attleboro 6.47% 45,023
39 Woburn 6.27% 40,297
40 Barnstable Town 5.38% 44,497
41 Beverly 5.35% 42,062
42 Agawam Town 5.09% 28,627
43 Newton 4.51% 88,322
44 Easthampton Town 4.4% 15,930
45 Weymouth Town 4.06% 57,213
46 Quincy 3.75% 94,389
47 Melrose 3.71% 28,054
48 Gloucester 2.91% 30,291
49 Newburyport 2.69% 18,197
50 Franklin Town 2.68% 33,644
51 Amesbury Town 2.6% 17,474
52 Braintree Town 2.05% 37,196

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Massachusetts with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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