The 10 Massachusetts Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Massachusetts that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in Massachusetts with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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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 38.3% increase in the Hispanic population in Massachusetts.

The 10 Cities In Massachusetts With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

  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 2021.

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.

Lawrence, MA

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Population: 79,942
% Hispanic/Latino: 80.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 64,463
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.25%
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Chelsea, MA

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Population: 39,992
% Hispanic/Latino: 67.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,794
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.77%
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Holyoke, MA

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Population: 40,241
% Hispanic/Latino: 53.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 21,704
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.85%
More on Holyoke: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Springfield, MA

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Population: 154,139
% Hispanic/Latino: 44.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 69,301
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.0%
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Lynn, MA

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Population: 93,743
% Hispanic/Latino: 42.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,095
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.94%
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Revere, MA

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Population: 53,692
% Hispanic/Latino: 33.6%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 18,042
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.14%
More on Revere: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Southbridge Town, MA

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Population: 16,887
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,548
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.91%
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Methuen Town, MA

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Population: 50,282
% Hispanic/Latino: 29.51%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,837
Percent Change Since 2010: 78.78%
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Fitchburg, MA

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Population: 40,702
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 11,712
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.57%
More on Fitchburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Everett, MA

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Population: 46,118
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,029
Percent Change Since 2010: 81.66%
More on Everett: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Massachusetts With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 53 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 80.6% to 1.6%.

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 Franklin 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.

There You Have It - 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. Franklin Town
  2. Braintree Town
  3. Gloucester

For more Massachusetts reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Massachusetts

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Lawrence 80.64% 79,942
2 Chelsea 67.0% 39,992
3 Holyoke 53.94% 40,241
4 Springfield 44.96% 154,139
5 Lynn 42.77% 93,743
6 Revere 33.6% 53,692
7 Southbridge Town 32.85% 16,887
8 Methuen Town 29.51% 50,282
9 Fitchburg 28.77% 40,702
10 Everett 28.25% 46,118
11 Haverhill 23.17% 63,533
12 Worcester 21.88% 185,143
13 Chicopee 20.97% 55,421
14 New Bedford 20.82% 95,239
15 Boston 19.84% 684,379
16 Leominster 18.45% 41,606
17 Lowell 18.09% 111,306
18 Salem 17.83% 43,252
19 Marlborough 15.06% 39,736
20 Waltham 13.6% 62,777
21 Somerville 12.35% 80,906
22 Brockton 11.09% 95,594
23 West Springfield Town 10.59% 28,609
24 Fall River 10.54% 89,388
25 Peabody 9.89% 52,906
26 Westfield 9.55% 41,449
27 Winthrop Town 9.53% 18,542
28 Cambridge 9.49% 116,632
29 Gardner 9.28% 20,610
30 Watertown Town 9.24% 35,401
31 Taunton 9.04% 57,124
32 Northampton 8.73% 28,516
33 Malden 8.47% 60,984
34 Greenfield Town 7.66% 17,375
35 Pittsfield 6.76% 42,766
36 Attleboro 6.59% 44,789
37 North Adams 6.56% 12,959
38 Medford 6.47% 57,637
39 Barnstable Town 5.94% 44,406
40 Agawam Town 5.38% 28,696
41 Beverly 5.12% 41,885
42 Newton 4.91% 88,593
43 Woburn 4.56% 40,304
44 Palmer Town 4.54% 12,237
45 Easthampton Town 4.53% 15,960
46 Weymouth Town 3.79% 56,734
47 Melrose 3.15% 28,113
48 Quincy 3.09% 94,207
49 Newburyport 2.82% 18,077
50 Amesbury Town 2.5% 17,434
51 Gloucester 2.44% 30,162
52 Braintree Town 2.09% 37,220
53 Franklin Town 1.6% 33,256

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