10 Largest Cities in Massachusetts

The largest city in Massachusetts is Boston, with a population of 687,257. The Pinehills is the fastest growing city in Massachusetts over the past 10 years, having grown 447.33% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Boston687,257617,59411.28%14,21748.34
2Worcester211,612181,04516.88%5,66437.36
3Springfield156,503153,0602.25%4,91131.87
4Cambridge121,051105,16215.11%18,9356.39
5Lowell117,362106,51910.18%8,62513.61
6Brockton108,00993,81015.14%5,06321.33
7Quincy103,50892,27112.18%6,24616.57
8Lynn103,43790,32914.51%9,62710.74
9New Bedford102,28195,0727.58%5,11420
10Fall River95,02888,8576.94%2,87033.11
11Lawrence91,69776,37720.06%13,2306.93
12Newton89,67985,1465.32%5,03017.83
13Somerville82,10375,7548.38%19,9134.12
14Haverhill69,16960,87913.62%2,09433.04
15Malden67,62559,45013.75%13,4075.04
16Waltham66,13660,6329.08%5,19012.74
17Revere64,27251,75524.19%11,2685.70
18Brookline64,08358,7329.11%9,4806.76
19Medford60,35756,1737.45%7,4518.10
20Taunton60,11455,8747.59%1,28746.71
21Weymouth Town58,17553,7438.25%3,47016.77
22Chicopee55,61255,2980.57%2,42822.91
23Peabody55,12751,2517.56%3,39816.23
24Methuen Town54,21947,25514.74%2,44122.21
25Everett50,55741,66721.34%14,7833.42
26Barnstable Town49,66045,1939.88%82959.93
27Attleboro47,03543,5937.90%1,75626.78
28Arlington47,00042,8449.70%9,1395.14
29Salem45,10841,3409.11%5,4398.29
30Leominster44,38640,7598.90%1,54028.82
31Pittsfield43,76544,737-2.17%1,08140.47
32Beverly43,30439,5029.62%2,87015.09
33Marlborough42,45138,49910.27%2,03520.86
34Fitchburg42,27240,3184.85%1,51927.82
35Chelsea41,90935,17719.14%18,9212.21
36Woburn41,42838,1208.68%3,27512.65
37Westfield40,78241,094-0.76%88246.26
38Braintree Town39,82335,74411.41%2,89313.76
39Holyoke37,91039,880-4.94%1,79121.16
40Watertown Town36,01131,91512.83%9,0054.00
41Lexington35,06631,39411.70%2,13416.43
42Franklin Town33,58731,6356.17%1,26126.64
43Needham32,73128,88613.31%2,66112.30
44Norwood32,21328,60212.62%3,10410.38
45Melrose30,38326,98312.60%6,4884.68
46Gloucester29,91728,7893.92%1,14226.20
47Wellesley29,86427,9826.73%2,98010.02
48Northampton29,77528,5494.29%86934.24
49Saugus29,01726,6288.97%2,69310.78
50Milton28,95627,0037.23%2,22613.01
51West Springfield Town28,92328,3911.87%1,72916.73
52Agawam Town28,74228,4381.07%1,23223.32
53Danvers28,40526,4937.22%2,13913.28
54Belmont27,80924,72912.46%5,9834.65
55Wakefield27,52224,93210.39%3,7237.39
56Milford27,35525,0559.18%2,69410.15
57Burlington26,75324,4989.20%2,27711.75
58Reading25,67224,7473.74%2,5739.98
59Dedham25,49224,7293.09%2,48210.27
60Stoneham23,60621,43710.12%3,9256.01
61Wilmington23,55322,3255.50%1,38816.97
62Winchester23,29021,3748.96%3,8616.03
63Gardner21,49920,2286.28%97422.07
64Marblehead20,56719,8083.83%4,6974.38
65Winthrop Town19,68017,49712.48%9,8891.99
66Newburyport18,46317,4166.01%2,2118.35
67Somerset18,33118,1650.91%2,3207.90
68Southbridge Town17,94416,7197.33%88720.24
69Amesbury Town17,58216,2837.98%1,43012.29
70Abington17,27815,9858.09%1,7359.96
71Easthampton Town16,24316,0531.18%1,21913.32
72Hudson15,91714,9076.78%2,7725.74
73Longmeadow15,86715,7840.53%1,7469.09
74Swampscott15,37513,78711.52%5,0883.02
75Lynnfield13,28011,59614.52%1,3479.86
76North Adams12,81113,708-6.54%63020.35
77Palmer Town12,51012,1403.05%39631.57
78Webster12,35011,4128.22%4,1572.97
79South Yarmouth11,82511,0926.61%1,7006.96
80Holbrook11,52710,7916.82%1,5897.25
81Maynard10,87410,1067.60%2,0885.21
82Nantucket10,7107,44643.84%1,7885.99
83Hull10,02810,293-2.57%3,4922.87
84Andover9,9298,76213.32%2,6933.69
85Athol8,5308,2653.21%1,0428.19
86Clinton8,3227,38912.63%5,5741.49
87Middleborough Center8,0417,3199.86%2,0473.93
88Mansfield Center7,9247,3607.66%2,8752.76
89Plymouth7,7017,4942.76%3,4412.24
90Pinehurst7,4127,1523.64%1,9873.73
91Medfield7,0316,4838.45%1,4214.95
92Cochituate6,9996,5696.55%1,8373.81
93Whitinsville6,7606,7040.84%1,8563.64
94Northborough6,5366,1675.98%1,9903.28
95West Concord6,3786,0285.81%1,8883.38
96Foxborough6,3475,62512.84%2,2052.88
97West Yarmouth6,3326,0125.32%9476.69
98East Falmouth6,3266,0384.77%1,1645.44
99Sharon6,2905,65811.17%2,1022.99
100Ware6,2866,1701.88%1,0166.19
101Walpole6,1595,9184.07%2,1922.81
102Hingham6,0455,6506.99%1,9513.10
103Oxford5,8926,103-3.46%1,7013.46
104Spencer5,8325,7002.32%2,7652.11
105Salisbury5,7814,86918.73%9835.88
106Kingston5,7225,5912.34%1,1894.81
107Scituate5,6965,2458.60%1,4024.06
108Bliss Corner5,5205,2804.55%2,7592.00
109North Scituate5,4825,0777.98%1,4613.75
110Adams5,4565,515-1.07%2,4122.26
111Yarmouth Port5,4195,3201.86%9006.02
112East Harwich5,3264,8729.32%6648.02
113The Pinehills5,227955447.33%4,7481.10
114Rockport5,0184,9661.05%1,2613.98
115Smith Mills4,8464,7601.81%1,0394.67
116Bellingham4,7684,854-1.77%8845.39
117North Westport4,7504,5713.92%9165.18
118Marshfield4,7174,3358.81%9315.07
119Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock4,6984,970-5.47%2,1602.17
120Turners Falls4,5204,4701.12%2,3781.90
121Millis-Clicquot4,5194,4032.63%1,4443.13
122Raynham Center4,4174,1007.73%1,0484.22
123Ipswich4,4004,2224.22%2,6851.64
124Northwest Harwich4,3703,92911.22%5477.98
125Buzzards Bay4,3633,85913.06%2,2771.92
126Williamstown4,3044,325-0.49%1,2673.40
127Westborough4,2974,0456.23%2,2761.89
128Winchendon4,1504,213-1.50%1,8322.27
129Forestdale4,1204,0990.51%1,0803.81
130North Plymouth4,0593,60012.75%3,2581.25
131Wilbraham4,0213,9152.71%7195.59
132Hopedale3,9773,7535.97%2,3021.73
133South Dennis3,9513,6438.45%8684.55
134Sagamore3,8973,6237.56%1,1713.33
135Falmouth3,8223,7990.61%1,8302.09
136East Sandwich3,6153,940-8.25%4817.52
137Orange3,5604,018-11.40%5946.00
138Dennis Port3,5513,16212.30%1,1693.04
139North Pembroke3,5303,2927.23%7894.47
140South Duxbury3,4833,3603.66%1,1872.94
141Provincetown3,4542,64230.73%1,9331.79
142North Lakeville3,4222,63030.11%6785.04
143North Falmouth3,3353,0848.14%8573.89
144Nahant3,3183,410-2.70%3,0841.08
145Mattapoisett Center3,2462,91511.36%6574.94
146Belchertown3,1752,8999.52%6315.03
147Littleton Common3,1212,78911.90%8823.54
148Un3,1063,0133.09%1,2582.47
149Acushnet Center3,0223,073-1.66%2,1361.42
150Ayer3,0102,8684.95%2,2701.33
151Sandwich3,0062,9621.49%8283.63
152Wareham Center2,9882,8963.18%2,0681.45
153Ocean Grove2,9222,8113.95%4,4140.66
154Topsfield2,8942,7176.51%1,0692.71
155Vineyard Haven2,8732,11435.90%2,3281.23
156Pocasset2,8412,851-0.35%7723.68
157Fiskdale2,8392,5839.91%9083.13
158Monument Beach2,7822,790-0.29%1,0772.58
159North Seekonk2,7422,6433.75%1,9601.40
160East Douglas2,7302,5576.77%8013.41
161Cordaville2,7132,6502.38%1,4941.82
162Norton Center2,6792,6710.30%1,5791.70
163Hopkinton2,6712,5504.75%1,7431.53
164East Dennis2,5512,753-7.34%5284.83
165Marshfield Hills2,5192,3566.92%5504.58
166Dover2,4902,2659.93%5874.24
167Boxford2,4502,3394.75%4575.36
168Sturbridge2,4112,2537.01%4535.32
169Dennis2,3972,407-0.42%4884.91
170North Eastham2,3941,80632.56%6953.44
171Pepperell2,3682,504-5.43%1,1432.07
172West Dennis2,3162,2423.30%7103.26
173West Wareham2,2562,0649.30%6043.73
174North Brookfield2,2542,265-0.49%1,5271.48
175Great Barrington2,2342,2310.13%1,6391.36
176White Island Shores2,1942,1064.18%1,9331.14
177Rutland2,1932,1113.88%7412.96
178Baldwinville2,1352,0285.28%8322.57
179East Pepperell2,1322,0593.55%1,5061.42
180Weweantic2,1092,1050.19%1,6621.27
181Harwich Center2,0351,79813.18%9052.25
182Brewster2,0342,0001.70%5223.90
183Hanson2,0102,118-5.10%1,0951.83
184Harwich Port1,9511,64418.67%7412.63
185South Deerfield1,9401,8803.19%6153.15
186Monson Center1,9202,107-8.88%5723.35
187Duxbury1,9141,8026.22%8672.21
188Lee1,8462,051-10.00%1,3931.32
189South Lancaster1,8261,894-3.59%1,3831.32
190West Falmouth1,8261,7385.06%5933.08
191Orleans1,7971,62110.86%7752.32
192Lunenburg1,7951,7601.99%4733.80
193Shelburne Falls1,7171,731-0.81%6782.53
194Devens1,6691,840-9.29%2476.76
195West Chatham1,6611,41017.80%5682.92
196Teaticket1,6571,692-2.07%1,5721.05
197Shirley1,6451,44114.16%1,2481.32
198Lenox1,6311,675-2.63%9021.81
199Onset1,6251,5733.31%1,5071.08
200Chatham1,5771,42110.98%5982.64
201Holland1,5691,4647.17%5912.65
202Rowley1,5451,4169.11%9011.71
203Essex1,5271,4713.81%7422.06
204Bourne1,5131,4186.70%9001.68
205Hatfield1,4811,31812.37%6362.33
206Groton1,3991,12424.47%8371.67
207West Brookfield1,3671,413-3.26%1,0811.26
208Warren1,3191,405-6.12%1,0351.27
209Granby1,2941,368-5.41%3723.48
210East Brookfield1,2861,323-2.80%7941.62
211Townsend1,2291,1288.95%7261.69
212Marion Center1,1841,1116.57%1,1341.04
213South Ashburnham1,1501,0628.29%3852.99
214Mashpee Neck1,0921,0009.20%8631.27
215Housatonic1,0771,109-2.89%1,2090.89
216Northfield1,0431,089-4.22%2344.45
217Barre1,0331,0092.38%6531.58
218Millers Falls9661,139-15.19%1,0580.91
219New Seabury88071722.73%3682.39
220Woods Hole8447818.07%3952.13
221Huntington841936-10.15%1824.63
222Brookfield822833-1.32%7141.15
223Russell670786-14.76%2912.30
224Siasconset565205175.61%2672.12
225Cheshire5515147.20%1,4350.38
226Chester536627-14.51%3841.40
227Deerfield447643-30.48%2431.84
228Seabrook446455-1.98%1,2670.35
229Madaket40523671.61%2041.99
230Blandford357393-9.16%3101.15
231Popponesset29222032.73%9540.31
232Petersham221243-9.05%1791.23
233Monomoscoy Island137147-6.80%5910.23
234Seconsett Island98100-2.00%9510.10
235Popponesset Island492688.46%6810.07

Top 235 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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