10 Largest Cities in Massachusetts

The largest city in Massachusetts is Boston, with a population of 695,506. The Pinehills is the fastest growing city in Massachusetts over the past 10 years, having grown 48.59% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²)
1Boston695,506621,04811.99%2,144
2Worcester185,174181,7591.88%739
3Springfield152,160153,569-0.92%712
4Cambridge120,479105,00814.73%2,808
5Lowell110,267106,7823.26%1,208
6Brockton95,67893,8091.99%668
7New Bedford95,34795,0590.30%711
8Quincy94,60492,4572.32%851
9Lynn94,22590,5324.08%1,307
10Fall River89,36388,8820.54%402
11Newton87,96085,3733.03%735
12Somerville81,36675,8777.23%2,941
13Lawrence79,86076,5514.32%1,717
14Framingham77,43068,66512.76%461
15Haverhill64,19060,9995.23%290
16Waltham62,35960,8892.41%729
17Malden59,94059,6910.42%1,771
18Brookline59,18058,7320.76%1,305
19Weymouth Town58,21653,8288.15%518
20Taunton57,66255,8513.24%184
21Medford56,91556,4000.91%1,047
22Chicopee54,53055,306-1.40%355
23Peabody53,02651,3993.17%487
24Revere52,25351,8450.79%1,365
25Methuen Town50,98847,4457.47%342
26Everett46,08741,65810.63%2,009
27Attleboro45,38743,5864.13%253
28Arlington45,30442,8445.74%1,313
29Barnstable Town44,10745,149-2.31%110
30Salem43,13441,8233.13%775
31Beverly42,13239,7296.05%416
32Leominster41,69440,7822.24%216
33Pittsfield41,34444,716-7.54%152
34Westfield40,96441,118-0.37%132
35Fitchburg40,42440,442-0.04%217
36Woburn40,11639,0632.70%473
37Holyoke39,72339,917-0.49%280
38Marlborough39,35938,5832.01%281
39Chelsea39,19635,34110.91%2,637
40Braintree Town37,12035,8043.68%402
41Watertown Town36,12532,08012.61%1,346
42Franklin Town35,85931,84712.60%201
43Randolph Town34,35232,4395.90%521
44Lexington33,34031,3946.20%302
45Needham30,97028,8867.21%375
46Gloucester30,63628,8726.11%174
47Norwood29,30628,6022.46%421
48Wellesley28,74727,9822.73%428
49Agawam Town28,37328,451-0.27%181
50West Springfield Town28,27328,357-0.30%252
51Saugus28,21526,6285.96%390
52Northampton28,14728,663-1.80%122
53Bridgewater Town27,97526,7084.74%153
54Melrose27,84227,0372.98%886
55Burlington27,65024,49812.87%351
56Danvers27,58626,4934.13%310
57Milton27,57227,0032.11%316
58Wakefield26,99324,9328.27%544
59Belmont26,11324,7295.60%837
60Milford26,08425,0554.11%383
61Dedham25,28324,7292.24%367
62Reading25,13224,7471.56%375
63Wilmington23,37722,3254.71%205
64Stoneham23,22321,4378.33%575
65Winchester22,73821,3746.38%562
66Gardner20,70520,1742.63%140
67Marblehead20,50019,8083.49%698
68Amherst Center20,40919,0657.05%616
69Newburyport18,48117,4405.97%330
70Winthrop Town18,47217,5385.33%1,383
71Somerset18,16518,1650.00%343
72Amesbury Town17,57616,3237.68%213
73Greenfield Town17,01617,430-2.38%118
74Southbridge Town16,82016,7230.58%124
75Abington16,43615,9852.82%246
76Longmeadow15,79115,7840.04%259
77Easthampton Town15,61916,052-2.70%175
78Hudson15,34614,9072.94%398
79Swampscott15,00213,7878.81%740
80Lynnfield12,89411,59611.19%195
81North Adams12,50613,764-9.14%92
82Palmer Town12,12412,141-0.14%57
83Webster11,94311,4124.65%599
84South Yarmouth11,09111,092-0.01%238
85Holbrook11,04510,7912.35%227
86Maynard10,75410,1066.41%308
87Hull10,45510,2931.57%543
88Andover8,9148,7621.73%360
89Athol8,6178,2654.26%157
90Nantucket7,9847,4467.23%199
91Mansfield Center7,9057,3607.40%427
92West Concord7,3946,02822.66%326
93Middleborough Center7,3437,3190.33%279
94Pinehurst7,2837,1521.83%291
95Cochituate7,2266,56910.00%283
96Whitinsville7,2206,7047.70%295
97Clinton7,1547,389-3.18%714
98Plymouth7,0817,494-5.51%472
99Medfield6,9666,4837.45%210
100North Amherst6,9076,8191.29%483
101Hingham6,4615,65014.35%311
102East Falmouth6,4416,0386.67%177
103Northborough6,2986,1672.12%286
104Foxborough6,2965,62511.93%326
105Kingston6,2785,59112.29%194
106Walpole6,1975,9184.71%329
107Sharon5,9145,6584.52%295
108Ware5,8886,170-4.57%142
109Spencer5,7925,7001.61%409
110West Yarmouth5,7416,012-4.51%128
111Oxford5,5956,103-8.32%241
112Scituate5,5585,2455.97%204
113Adams5,3355,515-3.26%351
114Rockport5,2604,9665.92%197
115Yarmouth Port5,2425,320-1.47%130
116Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock5,1994,9704.61%356
117Bliss Corner5,1505,280-2.46%384
118Salisbury5,1314,8695.38%130
119South Amherst5,1064,9942.24%180
120North Scituate5,0445,077-0.65%200
121Marshfield4,9284,33513.68%145
122Raynham Center4,9234,10020.07%174
123East Harwich4,7964,872-1.56%89
124Ipswich4,6994,22211.30%427
125Smith Mills4,6784,760-1.72%149
126Millis-Clicquot4,6584,4035.79%222
127North Westport4,5104,571-1.33%130
128Williamstown4,5064,3254.18%198
129Bellingham4,3834,854-9.70%121
130Northwest Harwich4,1363,9295.27%77
131North Plymouth4,0913,60013.64%489
132Turners Falls4,0104,470-10.29%314
133Winchendon3,9994,213-5.08%263
134Westborough3,9574,045-2.18%312
135Forestdale3,7914,099-7.51%148
136Orange3,7724,018-6.12%94
137Sagamore3,6753,6231.44%165
138South Duxbury3,6293,3608.01%184
139Falmouth3,5403,799-6.82%253
140Buzzards Bay3,5283,859-8.58%274
141Nahant3,5023,4102.70%485
142East Sandwich3,4733,940-11.85%69
143Wilbraham3,4663,915-11.47%92
144North Pembroke3,4583,2925.04%115
145Dennis Port3,4283,1628.41%168
146South Dennis3,3933,643-6.86%111
147Hopedale3,3633,753-10.39%290
148Mattapoisett Center3,3542,91515.06%101
149Littleton Common3,2932,78918.07%139
150Topsfield3,2162,71718.37%177
151Wareham Center3,2052,89610.67%331
152Acushnet Center3,1773,0733.38%335
153North Lakeville3,1142,63018.40%92
154Hopkinton3,0982,55021.49%301
155Ocean Grove3,0922,81110.00%696
156Fiskdale3,0872,58319.51%147
157Cordaville3,0392,65014.68%249
158Sandwich3,0022,9621.35%123
159Ayer2,9102,8681.46%327
160Pocasset2,8932,8511.47%117
161Belchertown2,8742,899-0.86%85
162Pepperell2,8262,50412.86%203
163Monument Beach2,8072,7900.61%162
164Norton Center2,7742,6713.86%244
165Provincetown2,7302,6423.33%228
166Green Harbor-Cedar Crest2,7032,6093.60%224
167White Island Shores2,6342,10625.07%346
168East Douglas2,5922,5571.37%113
169Boxford2,5852,33910.52%72
170East Dennis2,5752,753-6.47%79
171Dover2,5392,26512.10%89
172North Falmouth2,5163,084-18.42%96
173North Brookfield2,4662,2658.87%249
174North Seekonk2,3982,643-9.27%255
175Rutland2,3602,11111.80%119
176Marshfield Hills2,3152,356-1.74%75
177Dennis2,3072,407-4.15%70
178Un2,2923,013-23.93%138
179West Wareham2,2592,0649.45%90
180Sturbridge2,2432,253-0.44%63
181West Dennis2,2362,242-0.27%102
182Vineyard Haven2,1232,1140.43%256
183Great Barrington2,0702,231-7.22%226
184Hanscom AFB2,045342
185South Deerfield2,0411,8808.56%96
186West Falmouth1,9711,73813.41%95
187Devens1,9691,8407.01%43
188Lenox1,8991,67513.37%157
189Monson Center1,8812,107-10.73%84
190Shirley1,8611,44129.15%210
191East Pepperell1,8112,059-12.04%191
192Harwich Port1,8091,64410.04%102
193Shelburne Falls1,8061,7314.33%106
194Orleans1,7981,62110.92%116
195Weweantic1,7972,105-14.63%211
196Lunenburg1,7781,7601.02%70
197Hanson1,7692,118-16.48%144
198Baldwinville1,7362,028-14.40%101
199Lee1,7172,051-16.28%193
200Teaticket1,6971,6920.30%240
201Brewster1,6372,000-18.15%63
202South Lancaster1,6301,894-13.94%184
203Rowley1,6291,41615.04%142
204North Eastham1,6121,806-10.74%70
205Duxbury1,5671,802-13.04%106
206Holland1,5471,4645.67%87
207West Brookfield1,4791,4134.67%174
208Chatham1,4281,4210.49%81
209The Pinehills1,41995548.59%192
210Bourne1,4081,418-0.71%125
211Harwich Center1,4061,798-21.80%93
212Essex1,3931,471-5.30%101
213Mashpee Neck1,3861,00038.60%163
214Groton1,3451,12419.66%120
215Townsend1,3101,12816.13%115
216Hatfield1,3051,318-0.99%84
217Millers Falls1,2841,13912.73%210
218Granby1,2721,368-7.02%55
219West Chatham1,1541,410-18.16%59
220Marion Center1,0761,111-3.15%154
221East Brookfield1,0371,323-21.62%95
222Northfield1,0321,089-5.23%35
223Barre9861,009-2.28%93
224South Ashburnham9241,062-12.99%46
225Woods Hole8167814.48%57
226Chester78762725.52%84
227Onset7541,573-52.07%104
228Housatonic7531,109-32.10%126
229New Seabury710717-0.98%44
230Brookfield690833-17.17%89
231Huntington634936-32.26%20
232Deerfield621643-3.42%50
233Cheshire5395144.86%209
234Russell526786-33.08%34
235Seabrook51745513.63%219
236Warren5101,405-63.70%60
237Edgartown50862
238Blandford278393-29.26%36
239Madaket27423616.10%21
240Petersham2592436.58%31
241Popponesset150220-31.82%73
242Monomoscoy Island100147-31.97%64
243Siasconset81205-60.49%6
244Seconsett Island40100-60.00%58
245Popponesset Island3470

Top 245 Cities in Massachusetts by Population

Massachusetts is the 15th most populous state in the U.S., with an estimated population of 6.8 million in 2017. Boston, which is the capital of the state, is the most populated, with an estimated 667,137 residents in 2017. The second most populous city, Worcester, falls far behind with just 184,815 people. Springfield, Lowell, and Cambridge round out the five cities in the state that have population counts greater than 100,000 residents. There are a total of 48 cities in the state which have populations that fall between 10,000 and 100,000 people.

Municipalities are classified as either a city or a town, and the form of government that is used determines this designation. Cities use mayor-council or council-manager structures, while towns hold open town meetings or representative town meetings. Under this designation, there are 56 total cities in Massachusetts and 295 towns. The smallest town in the state is Gosnold in Dukes County, with a population of just 75 people. The smallest city is Palmer in Hampden County, with a population of 12,140 residents.

Map of Cities in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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