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) Area (mi²)
1Boston695,506621,04811.99%14,38848.34
2Worcester185,174181,7591.88%4,95637.36
3Springfield152,160153,569-0.92%4,77531.87
4Cambridge120,479105,00814.73%18,8456.39
5Lowell110,267106,7823.26%8,10413.61
6Brockton95,67893,8091.99%4,48521.33
7New Bedford95,34795,0590.30%4,76720
8Quincy94,60492,4572.32%5,70816.57
9Lynn94,22590,5324.08%8,77010.74
10Fall River89,36388,8820.54%2,69933.11
11Newton87,96085,3733.03%4,93417.83
12Somerville81,36675,8777.23%19,7354.12
13Lawrence79,86076,5514.32%11,5226.93
14Framingham77,43068,66512.76%3,09225.04
15Haverhill64,19060,9995.23%1,94333.04
16Waltham62,35960,8892.41%4,89312.74
17Malden59,94059,6910.42%11,8835.04
18Brookline59,18058,7320.76%8,7546.76
19Weymouth Town58,21653,8288.15%3,47216.77
20Taunton57,66255,8513.24%1,23546.71
21Medford56,91556,4000.91%7,0278.10
22Chicopee54,53055,306-1.40%2,38122.91
23Peabody53,02651,3993.17%3,26816.23
24Revere52,25351,8450.79%9,1615.70
25Methuen Town50,98847,4457.47%2,29622.21
26Everett46,08741,65810.63%13,4763.42
27Attleboro45,38743,5864.13%1,69526.78
28Arlington45,30442,8445.74%8,8095.14
29Barnstable Town44,10745,149-2.31%73659.93
30Salem43,13441,8233.13%5,2018.29
31Beverly42,13239,7296.05%2,79215.09
32Leominster41,69440,7822.24%1,44728.82
33Pittsfield41,34444,716-7.54%1,02240.47
34Westfield40,96441,118-0.37%88546.26
35Fitchburg40,42440,442-0.04%1,45327.82
36Woburn40,11639,0632.70%3,17112.65
37Holyoke39,72339,917-0.49%1,87721.16
38Marlborough39,35938,5832.01%1,88720.86
39Chelsea39,19635,34110.91%17,6962.21
40Braintree Town37,12035,8043.68%2,69713.76
41Watertown Town36,12532,08012.61%9,0344.00
42Franklin Town35,85931,84712.60%1,34626.64
43Randolph Town34,35232,4395.90%3,4959.83
44Lexington33,34031,3946.20%2,02916.43
45Needham30,97028,8867.21%2,51812.30
46Gloucester30,63628,8726.11%1,16926.20
47Norwood29,30628,6022.46%2,82410.38
48Wellesley28,74727,9822.73%2,86910.02
49Agawam Town28,37328,451-0.27%1,21723.32
50West Springfield Town28,27328,357-0.30%1,69016.73
51Saugus28,21526,6285.96%2,61910.78
52Northampton28,14728,663-1.80%82234.24
53Bridgewater Town27,97526,7084.74%1,02727.25
54Melrose27,84227,0372.98%5,9454.68
55Burlington27,65024,49812.87%2,35311.75
56Danvers27,58626,4934.13%2,07813.28
57Milton27,57227,0032.11%2,11913.01
58Wakefield26,99324,9328.27%3,6527.39
59Belmont26,11324,7295.60%5,6184.65
60Milford26,08425,0554.11%2,56910.15
61Dedham25,28324,7292.24%2,46210.27
62Reading25,13224,7471.56%2,5199.98
63Wilmington23,37722,3254.71%1,37716.97
64Stoneham23,22321,4378.33%3,8616.01
65Winchester22,73821,3746.38%3,7706.03
66Gardner20,70520,1742.63%93822.07
67Marblehead20,50019,8083.49%4,6814.38
68Amherst Center20,40919,0657.05%4,1314.94
69Newburyport18,48117,4405.97%2,2138.35
70Winthrop Town18,47217,5385.33%9,2821.99
71Somerset18,16518,1650.00%2,2997.90
72Amesbury Town17,57616,3237.68%1,43012.29
73Greenfield Town17,01617,430-2.38%79521.41
74Southbridge Town16,82016,7230.58%83120.24
75Abington16,43615,9852.82%1,6509.96
76Longmeadow15,79115,7840.04%1,7379.09
77Easthampton Town15,61916,052-2.70%1,17313.32
78Hudson15,34614,9072.94%2,6735.74
79Swampscott15,00213,7878.81%4,9643.02
80Lynnfield12,89411,59611.19%1,3089.86
81North Adams12,50613,764-9.14%61520.35
82Palmer Town12,12412,141-0.14%38431.57
83Webster11,94311,4124.65%4,0202.97
84South Yarmouth11,09111,092-0.01%1,5946.96
85Holbrook11,04510,7912.35%1,5227.25
86Maynard10,75410,1066.41%2,0655.21
87Hull10,45510,2931.57%3,6402.87
88Andover8,9148,7621.73%2,4183.69
89Athol8,6178,2654.26%1,0538.19
90Nantucket7,9847,4467.23%1,3335.99
91Mansfield Center7,9057,3607.40%2,8682.76
92West Concord7,3946,02822.66%2,1893.38
93Middleborough Center7,3437,3190.33%1,8693.93
94Pinehurst7,2837,1521.83%1,9533.73
95Cochituate7,2266,56910.00%1,8973.81
96Whitinsville7,2206,7047.70%1,9823.64
97Clinton7,1547,389-3.18%4,7921.49
98Plymouth7,0817,494-5.51%3,1642.24
99Medfield6,9666,4837.45%1,4084.95
100North Amherst6,9076,8191.29%3,2442.13
101Hingham6,4615,65014.35%2,0863.10
102East Falmouth6,4416,0386.67%1,1855.44
103Northborough6,2986,1672.12%1,9183.28
104Foxborough6,2965,62511.93%2,1882.88
105Kingston6,2785,59112.29%1,3054.81
106Walpole6,1975,9184.71%2,2052.81
107Sharon5,9145,6584.52%1,9772.99
108Ware5,8886,170-4.57%9526.19
109Spencer5,7925,7001.61%2,7462.11
110West Yarmouth5,7416,012-4.51%8586.69
111Oxford5,5956,103-8.32%1,6153.46
112Scituate5,5585,2455.97%1,3684.06
113Adams5,3355,515-3.26%2,3592.26
114Rockport5,2604,9665.92%1,3223.98
115Yarmouth Port5,2425,320-1.47%8716.02
116Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock5,1994,9704.61%2,3902.17
117Bliss Corner5,1505,280-2.46%2,5742.00
118Salisbury5,1314,8695.38%8725.88
119South Amherst5,1064,9942.24%1,2084.23
120North Scituate5,0445,077-0.65%1,3453.75
121Marshfield4,9284,33513.68%9725.07
122Raynham Center4,9234,10020.07%1,1684.22
123East Harwich4,7964,872-1.56%5988.02
124Ipswich4,6994,22211.30%2,8671.64
125Smith Mills4,6784,760-1.72%1,0034.67
126Millis-Clicquot4,6584,4035.79%1,4883.13
127North Westport4,5104,571-1.33%8705.18
128Williamstown4,5064,3254.18%1,3263.40
129Bellingham4,3834,854-9.70%8135.39
130Northwest Harwich4,1363,9295.27%5187.98
131North Plymouth4,0913,60013.64%3,2831.25
132Turners Falls4,0104,470-10.29%2,1091.90
133Winchendon3,9994,213-5.08%1,7662.27
134Westborough3,9574,045-2.18%2,0961.89
135Forestdale3,7914,099-7.51%9943.81
136Orange3,7724,018-6.12%6296.00
137Sagamore3,6753,6231.44%1,1043.33
138South Duxbury3,6293,3608.01%1,2362.94
139Falmouth3,5403,799-6.82%1,6952.09
140Buzzards Bay3,5283,859-8.58%1,8411.92
141Nahant3,5023,4102.70%3,2551.08
142East Sandwich3,4733,940-11.85%4627.52
143Wilbraham3,4663,915-11.47%6205.59
144North Pembroke3,4583,2925.04%7734.47
145Dennis Port3,4283,1628.41%1,1293.04
146South Dennis3,3933,643-6.86%7464.55
147Hopedale3,3633,753-10.39%1,9461.73
148Mattapoisett Center3,3542,91515.06%6794.94
149Littleton Common3,2932,78918.07%9303.54
150Topsfield3,2162,71718.37%1,1882.71
151Wareham Center3,2052,89610.67%2,2181.45
152Acushnet Center3,1773,0733.38%2,2451.42
153North Lakeville3,1142,63018.40%6175.04
154Hopkinton3,0982,55021.49%2,0221.53
155Ocean Grove3,0922,81110.00%4,6710.66
156Fiskdale3,0872,58319.51%9873.13
157Cordaville3,0392,65014.68%1,6731.82
158Sandwich3,0022,9621.35%8273.63
159Ayer2,9102,8681.46%2,1951.33
160Pocasset2,8932,8511.47%7863.68
161Belchertown2,8742,899-0.86%5715.03
162Pepperell2,8262,50412.86%1,3652.07
163Monument Beach2,8072,7900.61%1,0872.58
164Norton Center2,7742,6713.86%1,6351.70
165Provincetown2,7302,6423.33%1,5281.79
166Green Harbor-Cedar Crest2,7032,6093.60%1,5071.79
167White Island Shores2,6342,10625.07%2,3211.14
168East Douglas2,5922,5571.37%7613.41
169Boxford2,5852,33910.52%4825.36
170East Dennis2,5752,753-6.47%5334.83
171Dover2,5392,26512.10%5994.24
172North Falmouth2,5163,084-18.42%6463.89
173North Brookfield2,4662,2658.87%1,6711.48
174North Seekonk2,3982,643-9.27%1,7141.40
175Rutland2,3602,11111.80%7982.96
176Marshfield Hills2,3152,356-1.74%5054.58
177Dennis2,3072,407-4.15%4704.91
178Un2,2923,013-23.93%9282.47
179West Wareham2,2592,0649.45%6053.73
180Sturbridge2,2432,253-0.44%4215.32
181West Dennis2,2362,242-0.27%6863.26
182Vineyard Haven2,1232,1140.43%1,7201.23
183Great Barrington2,0702,231-7.22%1,5191.36
184Hanscom AFB2,0452,2950.89
185South Deerfield2,0411,8808.56%6473.15
186West Falmouth1,9711,73813.41%6403.08
187Devens1,9691,8407.01%2916.76
188Lenox1,8991,67513.37%1,0501.81
189Monson Center1,8812,107-10.73%5613.35
190Shirley1,8611,44129.15%1,4121.32
191East Pepperell1,8112,059-12.04%1,2791.42
192Harwich Port1,8091,64410.04%6872.63
193Shelburne Falls1,8061,7314.33%7132.53
194Orleans1,7981,62110.92%7752.32
195Weweantic1,7972,105-14.63%1,4161.27
196Lunenburg1,7781,7601.02%4683.80
197Hanson1,7692,118-16.48%9641.83
198Baldwinville1,7362,028-14.40%6772.57
199Lee1,7172,051-16.28%1,2961.32
200Teaticket1,6971,6920.30%1,6101.05
201Brewster1,6372,000-18.15%4203.90
202South Lancaster1,6301,894-13.94%1,2351.32
203Rowley1,6291,41615.04%9501.71
204North Eastham1,6121,806-10.74%4683.44
205Duxbury1,5671,802-13.04%7102.21
206Holland1,5471,4645.67%5832.65
207West Brookfield1,4791,4134.67%1,1701.26
208Chatham1,4281,4210.49%5422.64
209The Pinehills1,41995548.59%1,2891.10
210Bourne1,4081,418-0.71%8381.68
211Harwich Center1,4061,798-21.80%6252.25
212Essex1,3931,471-5.30%6772.06
213Mashpee Neck1,3861,00038.60%1,0951.27
214Groton1,3451,12419.66%8041.67
215Townsend1,3101,12816.13%7731.69
216Hatfield1,3051,318-0.99%5612.33
217Millers Falls1,2841,13912.73%1,4060.91
218Granby1,2721,368-7.02%3663.48
219West Chatham1,1541,410-18.16%3952.92
220Marion Center1,0761,111-3.15%1,0311.04
221East Brookfield1,0371,323-21.62%6411.62
222Northfield1,0321,089-5.23%2324.45
223Barre9861,009-2.28%6231.58
224South Ashburnham9241,062-12.99%3092.99
225Woods Hole8167814.48%3822.13
226Chester78762725.52%5641.40
227Onset7541,573-52.07%6991.08
228Housatonic7531,109-32.10%8450.89
229New Seabury710717-0.98%2972.39
230Brookfield690833-17.17%5991.15
231Huntington634936-32.26%1374.63
232Deerfield621643-3.42%3381.84
233Cheshire5395144.86%1,4040.38
234Russell526786-33.08%2292.30
235Seabrook51745513.63%1,4690.35
236Warren5101,405-63.70%4001.27
237Edgartown5084141.23
238Blandford278393-29.26%2421.15
239Madaket27423616.10%1381.99
240Petersham2592436.58%2101.23
241Popponesset150220-31.82%4900.31
242Monomoscoy Island100147-31.97%4310.23
243Siasconset81205-60.49%382.12
244Seconsett Island40100-60.00%3880.10
245Popponesset Island344720.07

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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