10 Largest Cities in Massachusetts

  • Boston (710,195)
  • Worcester (186,433)
  • Springfield (155,472)
  • Cambridge (121,783)
  • Lowell (112,626)
  • Brockton (96,313)
  • Lynn (96,032)
  • New Bedford (95,155)
  • Quincy (94,948)
  • Fall River (89,633)
The largest city in Massachusetts is Boston with a population of 710,195. Popponesset Island is the fastest growing city in Massachusetts over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Boston710,195621,07414.35%5,673
2Worcester186,433181,8782.50%1,927
3Springfield155,472153,6131.21%1,884
4Cambridge121,783105,03815.94%7,354
5Lowell112,626106,7875.47%3,196
6Brockton96,31393,8092.67%1,743
7Lynn96,03290,5436.06%3,451
8New Bedford95,15595,0560.10%1,837
9Quincy94,94892,4632.69%2,212
10Fall River89,63388,8740.85%1,045
11Newton89,40685,3994.69%1,936
12Somerville82,07675,8288.24%7,687
13Lawrence80,76076,5585.49%4,499
14Framingham73,91768,6677.65%1,140
15Haverhill64,90761,0006.40%759
16Waltham62,95460,8723.42%1,907
17Malden60,86059,5712.16%4,658
18Weymouth Town59,37953,83010.31%1,368
19Brookline59,23458,7320.85%3,383
20Medford57,63356,4252.14%2,747
21Taunton57,32055,8992.54%474
22Chicopee55,62455,3050.58%938
23Revere54,10551,8724.30%3,662
24Peabody53,67651,4034.42%1,277
25Methuen Town51,42247,4388.40%894
26Everett47,25041,75513.16%5,335
27Attleboro45,77943,6044.99%660
28Arlington45,14742,8445.38%3,389
29Barnstable Town44,48045,146-1.48%287
30Salem43,87341,8274.89%2,042
31Beverly42,93639,7308.07%1,099
32Leominster42,22340,7823.53%566
33Pittsfield41,93944,714-6.21%400
34Westfield41,41041,1200.71%346
35Fitchburg41,12240,4431.68%571
36Woburn40,46339,0633.58%1,235
37Holyoke40,26639,9170.87%735
38Chelsea40,25035,33413.91%7,015
39Marlborough39,81538,5803.20%737
40Braintree Town37,36035,8064.34%1,048
41Watertown Town37,14632,07115.82%3,587
42Franklin Town33,59831,8475.50%487
43Lexington33,48031,3946.64%787
44Gloucester30,77128,8726.58%454
45Needham30,73528,8866.40%965
46Wellesley29,20127,9824.36%1,125
47Norwood29,20128,6022.09%1,086
48Agawam Town28,86028,4511.44%478
49Northamn28,82028,6550.58%325
50West Springfield Town28,72528,3571.30%663
51Melrose28,36927,0364.93%2,339
52Saugus28,15826,6285.75%1,009
53Danvers27,63126,4934.30%803
54Milton27,56827,0032.09%818
55Burlington27,05924,49810.45%889
56Wakefield26,96024,9328.13%1,408
57Belmont26,04324,7295.31%2,164
58Milford25,65625,0552.40%976
59Dedham25,37724,7292.62%954
60Reading25,10024,7471.43%971
61Wilmington23,65822,3255.97%538
62Winchester22,67721,3746.10%1,452
63Stoneham22,14421,4373.30%1,421
64Gardner20,93520,1743.77%366
65Marblehead20,48819,8083.43%1,807
66Amherst Center20,25319,0656.23%1,583
67Winthrop Town18,96817,5398.15%3,679
68Newburyport18,48017,4425.95%854
69Somerset18,20718,1650.23%890
70Amesbury Town17,84316,3249.31%560
71Greenfield Town17,41217,433-0.12%314
72Southbridge Town16,99316,7231.61%324
73Abington16,33015,9852.16%633
74Easthamn Town15,93716,052-0.72%462
75Longmeadow15,83015,7840.29%672
76Hudson15,50814,9074.03%1,043
77Swampscott14,75513,7877.02%1,885
78Lynnfield12,84711,59610.79%503
79North Adams12,66013,767-8.04%240
80Palmer Town12,31512,1411.43%151
81Webster11,76911,4123.13%1,530
82South Yarmouth11,62411,0924.80%645
83Holbrook11,03610,7912.27%587
84Maynard10,60010,1064.89%786
85Hull10,42410,2931.27%1,401
86Andover9,2178,7625.19%965
87Athol8,4128,2651.78%397
88Nantucket8,0347,4467.90%518
89Mansfield Center7,8927,3607.23%1,106
90West Concord7,4026,02822.79%846
91Middleborough Center7,3337,3190.19%721
92Pinehurst7,2757,1521.72%753
93Clinton7,1817,389-2.81%1,858
94Plymouth7,1227,494-4.96%1,229
95Cochituate6,9426,5695.68%704
96Whitinsville6,9416,7043.54%736
97North Amherst6,8916,8191.06%1,249
98Medfield6,7766,4834.52%529
99Walpole6,4015,9188.16%879
100Hingham6,2905,65011.33%784
101Kingston6,2055,59110.98%498
102Northborough6,1716,1670.06%725
103Foxborough5,9125,6255.10%793
104Ware5,9076,170-4.26%369
105East Falmouth5,7826,038-4.24%411
106Spencer5,7055,7000.09%1,044
107Oxford5,6626,103-7.23%631
108Sharon5,6555,658-0.05%730
109Adams5,5725,5151.03%951
110South Amherst5,5274,99410.67%505
111Scituate5,4825,2454.52%521
112West Yarmouth5,2716,012-12.33%304
113Rockport5,2454,9665.62%509
114Ocean Bluff Brant Rock5,1904,9704.43%921
115Bliss Corner5,1375,280-2.71%991
116Yarmouth Port5,0455,320-5.17%324
117Marshfield4,9764,33514.79%379
118Salisbury4,9274,8691.19%323
119East Harwich4,8594,872-0.27%234
120North Scituate4,8045,077-5.38%494
121Smith Mills4,7174,760-0.90%390
122Bellingham4,6524,854-4.16%333
123Raynham Center4,5224,10010.29%414
124North Westport4,5154,571-1.23%336
125Williamstown4,4464,3252.80%505
126Forestdale4,4034,0997.42%446
127Ipswich4,3844,2223.84%1,033
128Millis Clicquot4,3504,403-1.20%537
129Turners Falls4,1004,470-8.28%833
130Northwest Harwich4,0333,9292.65%195
131Westborough3,9864,045-1.46%815
132Orange3,8374,018-4.50%247
133North Plymouth3,7873,6005.19%1,174
134Wareham Center3,6902,89627.42%986
135South Dennis3,6843,6431.13%313
136Sagamore3,6733,6231.38%426
137Winchendon3,6624,213-13.08%624
138South Duxbury3,6133,3607.53%475
139Mattapoisett Center3,5942,91523.29%281
140Falmouth3,5083,799-7.66%649
141Nahant3,4953,4102.49%1,254
142Hopedale3,4883,753-7.06%779
143East Sandwich3,4783,940-11.73%179
144Buzzards Bay3,4313,859-11.09%692
145Littleton Common3,4022,78921.98%371
146Wilbraham3,3853,915-13.54%234
147Dennis Port3,3733,1626.67%429
148Topsfield3,3622,71723.74%479
149North Pembroke3,2553,292-1.12%281
150Fiskdale3,1662,58322.57%391
151Acushnet Center3,1363,0732.05%856
152Pocasset3,0692,8517.65%322
153Monument Beach2,9842,7906.95%446
154Ocean Grove2,9632,8115.41%1,729
155North Lakeville2,9362,63011.63%225
156East Douglas2,9082,55713.73%330
157Cordaville2,9052,6509.62%618
158Norton Center2,8792,6717.79%655
159Sandwich2,8662,962-3.24%305
160Hopkinton2,8442,55011.53%717
161Belchertown2,8412,899-2.00%218
162Boxford2,7442,33917.32%198
163North Falmouth2,6983,084-12.52%268
164Provincetown2,6282,642-0.53%568
165Ayer2,6042,868-9.21%758
166Pepperell2,5732,5042.76%480
167Green Harbor Cedar Crest2,5652,609-1.69%552
168North Seekonk2,5342,643-4.12%699
169Dover2,5332,26511.83%231
170Un2,5293,013-16.06%395
171Great Barrington2,4922,23111.70%706
172East Dennis2,3662,753-14.06%189
173Dennis2,3602,407-1.95%186
174Marshfield Hills2,3372,356-0.81%197
175White Island Shores2,3222,10610.26%790
176North Brookfield2,2692,2650.18%594
177West Dennis2,1792,242-2.81%258
178West Wareham2,1732,0645.28%225
179Sturbridge2,1692,253-3.73%157
180Rutland2,1212,1110.47%277
181Hanscom Afb2,048888
182Lunenburg2,0231,76014.94%206
183Lenox1,9981,67519.28%427
184Devens1,9131,8403.97%109
185Baldwinville1,8942,028-6.61%285
186Vineyard Haven1,8872,114-10.74%590
187Weweantic1,8802,105-10.69%572
188Orleans1,8671,62115.18%311
189South Deerfield1,8591,880-1.12%228
190Lee1,8412,051-10.24%537
191West Falmouth1,8351,7385.58%230
192Monson Center1,8112,107-14.05%208
193Shirley1,7821,44123.66%522
194Brewster1,7572,000-12.15%174
195Shelburne Falls1,7561,7311.44%268
196Harwich Port1,7391,6445.78%255
197Duxbury1,6681,802-7.44%292
198Hanson1,6402,118-22.57%345
199Rowley1,6281,41614.97%367
200Teaticket1,5971,692-5.61%585
201East Pepperell1,5922,059-22.68%434
202South Lancaster1,5881,894-16.16%465
203North Eastham1,5481,806-14.29%174
204Harwich Center1,5111,798-15.96%259
205Chatham1,4801,4214.15%217
206Essex1,3761,471-6.46%258
207Townsend1,3721,12821.63%313
208Holland1,3651,464-6.76%199
209Hatfield1,3521,3182.58%224
210The Pinehills1,35095541.36%474
211West Brookfield1,3301,413-5.87%406
212Granby1,3181,368-3.65%146
213West Chatham1,2721,410-9.79%168
214Millers Falls1,2391,1398.78%524
215Northfield1,2371,08913.59%107
216Bourne1,1691,418-17.56%268
217Groton1,1471,1242.05%265
218East Brookfield1,1241,323-15.04%268
219Marion Center1,0701,111-3.69%396
220Barre1,0681,0095.85%261
221Mashpee Neck9881,000-1.20%301
222South Ashburnham9171,062-13.65%119
223Woods Hole88378113.06%160
224Onset8241,573-47.62%295
225Warren8121,405-42.21%246
226Chester79562726.79%220
227New Seabury7747177.95%125
228Brookfield752833-9.72%252
229Deerfield6776435.29%142
230Housatonic6561,109-40.85%284
231Huntington654936-30.13%55
232Cheshire62851422.18%632
233Seabrook445455-2.20%488
234Russell428786-45.55%72
235Edgartown422133
236Blandford310393-21.12%104
237Madaket27623616.95%54
238Petersham2492432.47%78
239Popponesset184220-16.36%232
240Monomoscoy Island112147-23.81%187
241Siasconset96205-53.17%17
242Seconsett Island17100-83.00%64
243Popponesset Island843

Top 243 Cities in Massachusetts by Population

Massachusetts has 0 cities with more than a million people, 5 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 80 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Massachusetts is Boston, with a population of 702,389 people.

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

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