Cities in Essex County, Massachusetts by Population (2024)

There are 24 cities in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Lynn1Massachusetts100,687101,095-0.1%9,37610.74
Lawrence2Massachusetts87,03288,876-0.53%12,5596.93
Haverhill3Massachusetts66,63867,668-0.38%2,01733.04
Methuen Town4Massachusetts53,49752,9850.24%2,40822.21
Peabody5Massachusetts53,40454,388-0.46%3,28916.24
Salem6Massachusetts44,97044,4740.28%5,4228.29
Beverly7Massachusetts41,87442,596-0.43%2,77515.09
Gloucester8Massachusetts29,93229,7400.16%1,14326.19
Saugus9Massachusetts28,65628,3260.16%2,65910.78
Danvers10Massachusetts27,79827,549-0.2%2,09313.28
Marblehead11Massachusetts20,25620,530-0.23%4,6264.38
Newburyport12Massachusetts19,02018,3040.95%2,2788.35
Amesbury Town13Massachusetts17,02017,338-0.46%1,38512.29
Swampscott14Massachusetts15,06615,184-0.19%4,9853.02
Lynnfield15Massachusetts12,88212,968-0.16%1,3079.86
Andover16Massachusetts10,0178,8213.08%2,7163.69
Salisbury17Massachusetts5,4225,1161.44%9225.88
Rockport18Massachusetts5,0515,2471.08%1,2693.98
Ipswich19Massachusetts4,9184,8260.47%3,0011.64
Nahant20Massachusetts3,3003,512-0.54%3,0671.08
Topsfield21Massachusetts2,5523,046-4.6%9432.71
Boxford22Massachusetts2,5032,925-4.03%4675.36
Essex23Massachusetts2,0631,6974.67%1,0022.06
Rowley24Massachusetts1,4811,803-5.13%8641.71

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Essex County, Massachusetts?

Lynn is the largest city in Essex County.

What is the smallest city in Essex County, Massachusetts?

Rowley is the smallest city in Essex County.

How many cities are in Essex County?

There are 24 cities in Essex County, Massachusetts.

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