These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Massachusetts For 2019

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Massachusetts. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 222 cities and places in Massachusetts.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Bay State has to offer. You know the places like Boston and Worcester which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Massachusetts that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Massachusetts with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Massachusetts, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Massachusetts, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Massachusetts

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Bay State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Massachusetts from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Boston.

The smallest? Woods Hole, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Boston, MA
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 669,158
Population 2010: 602,609
Growth: 11.0%
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Boston BOSS-tn) is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. It is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles with an estimated population of 673,184 in 2016, making it the largest city in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area home to a census-estimated 4.8million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area, this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States.

Review Of Boston by HomeSnacks User

Boston is a great metropolitan city. It's historical, easy to get around, has more colleges and universities than anyplace else I can think of. No need for a car if you go to school there because the rapid transit goes everywhere...north, south, east and west- to beaches and other places a visitor would want to see. It has great sports teams- The Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics as well as college teams to cheer on. Arts, music galore. Lots of businesses, shopping and culture and again you can get there by subway. If you live in the suburbs you'll still say you are from Boston. There are 4 seasons in Boston and it's especially beautiful in autumn and spring. No need to be afraid of the snow because they do know how to clean the streets. Great hospitals too. A very cosmopolitan city filled with people from all cultures, races and background.

How many places you get to on foot. The mix of the contemporary and historically important.


Worcester, MA
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 184,743
Population 2010: 179,994
Growth: 2.6%
More on Worcester: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Worcester pronunciation is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40 miles west of Boston, 50 miles east of Springfield and 40 miles north of Providence. Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that the mass-produced Valentine's Day card was invented in the city.

Review Of Worcester by HomeSnacks User

Depending on where you live in Worcester, there's not a lot of crime. Compared to other cities bigger or the same size as Worcester, the murder rate is pretty low based on published data. As any other city that is surrounded by a major city, Worcester is pretty much swallowed up by Boston. To have a great time out, one needs to step out of Worcester. Most of the schools in worcester are bad with a couple good ones in the best areas of Worcester.

Rent and housing prices are not too high compared to Boston and Cambridge.


Springfield, MA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 154,613
Population 2010: 152,906
Growth: 1.1%
More on Springfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Springfield is a city in western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers: the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern Mill River. As of the 2010 Census, the city's population was 153,060. Metropolitan Springfield, as one of two metropolitan areas in Massachusetts, had a population of 692,942 as of 2010.

Review Of Springfield by HomeSnacks User

It was a fun experience, with some great local colleges as well. The city had a lot of life and was fun for me on the whole.

The city will welcome most people and represents a great slice of life for the North East area of the United States.


Lowell, MA
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 110,964
Population 2010: 105,089
Growth: 5.6%
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Lowell is a city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Located in Middlesex County, Lowell was a county seat until Massachusetts disbanded county government in 1999. With an estimated population of 109,945 in 2014, it is the fourth-largest city in Massachusetts, and the second-largest in the Boston metropolitan statistical area. The city is also part of a smaller Massachusetts statistical area called Greater Lowell, as well as New England's Merrimack Valley region.

Cambridge, MA
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 110,893
Population 2010: 103,506
Growth: 7.1%
More on Cambridge: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Brockton, MA
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Population: 95,161
Population 2010: 93,869
Growth: 1.4%
More on Brockton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States; the population was 95,314 in the 2015 Census. Brockton, along with Plymouth, are the county seats of Plymouth County. Brockton is the seventh largest city in Massachusetts and is sometimes referred to as the "City of Champions", due to the success of native boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler, as well as its successful Brockton High School sports programs. Two of the villages within the city are Montello and Campello, both have the distinction of having their own MBTA Commuter Rail Stations and post offices. Campello is the smallest neighborhood in the city, but also the most populous. Brockton hosts a baseball team, the Brockton Rox. Brockton is one of the windiest cities in the United States, with an average wind speed of 14.3mph.

Review Of Brockton by Γ’€ž€š€ΓŠΓ’€ž³ΓƒΈΛœΓ†Ε½Γ’Ε“ΕΎ1

I live in Brockton and in the summer it's Worst out here it's funny how Boston is not up there if you live in MA you would know how bad Boston is


New Bedford, MA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Population: 95,125
Population 2010: 94,945
Growth: 0.2%
More on New Bedford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts. New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important, if not the most important, whaling ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut. The city, along with Fall River and Taunton, make up the three largest cities in the South Coast region of Massachusetts.

Quincy, MA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 93,824
Population 2010: 90,780
Growth: 3.4%
More on Quincy: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Quincy is the largest city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It is a major part of Metropolitan Boston and is Boston's immediate southern suburb. Its population in 2014 was 93,397, making it the 8th-largest city in the state. Known as the "City of Presidents," Quincy is the birthplace of two U.S. presidents - John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams - as well as John Hancock, a President of the Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Lynn, MA
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 93,069
Population 2010: 89,625
Growth: 3.8%
More on Lynn: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lynn is the 9th largest municipality in Massachusetts and the largest city in Essex County. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 10 miles north of downtown Boston, Lynn is part of Greater Boston's urban inner core. An early colonial settlement and industrial center, Lynn was long colloquially referred to as the "City of Sin," owing to its historic reputation for crime and vice. Today, however, the city is known for its large international population, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, loft-style apartments, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation; the 2,200-acre, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Lynn Woods Reservation; and the High Rock Tower Reservation. The city also is home to the southernmost portion of the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway, Lynn Heritage State Park, and the National Register-listed Diamond Historic District.

Fall River, MA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 89,258
Population 2010: 89,482
Growth: -0.3%
More on Fall River: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. Fall River's population was 88,857 at the 2010 census, making it the tenth-largest city in the state.

Review Of Fall River by K Mack

Crime is not that bad on fall river as I live in the corky row section but the whole city's become a toilet since I was a kid being born and brought up here. The whole state blows cuz it's full of libtards and the city has never been able to save any money except for the politicians who have and will continue to get rich by crooking the city. As for me I work in the city and when I retire 3+ yrs from now I'm moving to a state that allows it citizens to be free like say Texas, Florida, north or south Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, New Hampshirempshire, Maine etc etc etc. Btw, there aren't too many places that don't have drug problems nowadays, unfortunately


Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Massachusetts

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Massachusetts.

Have fun snacking around in the Bay State!

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Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Massachusetts

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Boston 669,158 602,609 11.0%
2 Worcester 184,743 179,994 2.6%
3 Springfield 154,613 152,906 1.1%
4 Lowell 110,964 105,089 5.6%
5 Cambridge 110,893 103,506 7.1%
6 Brockton 95,161 93,869 1.4%
7 New Bedford 95,125 94,945 0.2%
8 Quincy 93,824 90,780 3.4%
9 Lynn 93,069 89,625 3.8%
10 Fall River 89,258 89,482 -0.3%
11 Newton 88,479 83,949 5.4%
12 Somerville 79,983 75,215 6.3%
13 Lawrence 79,497 75,177 5.7%
14 Framingham 71,232 67,339 5.8%
15 Haverhill 62,943 60,203 4.6%
16 Waltham 62,832 59,771 5.1%
17 Malden 61,212 58,180 5.2%
18 Brookline 59,246 57,953 2.2%
19 Medford 57,700 55,451 4.1%
20 Taunton 56,826 55,954 1.6%
21 Weymouth Town 55,890 53,342 4.8%
22 Chicopee 55,778 55,165 1.1%
23 Revere 53,864 50,008 7.7%
24 Peabody 52,610 50,455 4.3%
25 Methuen Town 49,575 46,393 6.9%
26 Everett 45,212 40,560 11.5%
27 Arlington 44,992 42,240 6.5%
28 Attleboro 44,326 43,355 2.2%
29 Barnstable Town 44,325 45,775 -3.2%
30 Pittsfield 43,289 44,788 -3.3%
31 Salem 43,146 40,964 5.3%
32 Westfield 41,667 40,974 1.7%
33 Leominster 41,446 40,941 1.2%
34 Beverly 41,431 39,351 5.3%
35 Fitchburg 40,666 40,214 1.1%
36 Holyoke 40,362 39,885 1.2%
37 Marlborough 39,771 37,674 5.6%
38 Woburn 39,500 37,538 5.2%
39 Chelsea 39,272 34,532 13.7%
40 Braintree Town 37,082 35,122 5.6%
41 Watertown Town 34,553 31,591 9.4%
42 Randolph 33,704 31,661 6.5%
43 Lexington 33,339 30,862 8.0%
44 Franklin Town 32,843 31,023 5.9%
45 Needham 30,429 28,683 6.1%
46 Gloucester 29,858 28,893 3.3%
47 Norwood 29,121 28,375 2.6%
48 Wellesley 29,004 27,623 5.0%
49 Agawam Town 28,748 28,383 1.3%
50 West Springfield Town 28,671 28,287 1.4%
51 Northampton 28,548 28,709 -0.6%
52 Melrose 28,132 26,704 5.3%
53 Saugus 28,037 26,392 6.2%
54 Milton 27,527 26,667 3.2%
55 Danvers 27,527 26,113 5.4%
56 Wakefield 26,823 24,620 8.9%
57 Burlington 26,103 23,926 9.1%
58 Belmont 25,965 24,356 6.6%
59 Reading 25,769 24,261 6.2%
60 Milford 25,738 24,949 3.2%
61 Dedham 25,377 24,325 4.3%
62 Wilmington 23,538 21,891 7.5%
63 Winchester 22,579 21,016 7.4%
64 Stoneham 21,967 21,320 3.0%
65 Gardner 20,496 20,386 0.5%
66 Marblehead 20,393 19,797 3.0%
67 Amherst Center 20,084 19,535 2.8%
68 Winthrop Town 18,391 17,311 6.2%
69 Somerset 18,257 18,185 0.4%
70 Newburyport 17,890 17,288 3.5%
71 Greenfield Town 17,474 17,610 -0.8%
72 Amesbury Town 17,218 16,225 6.1%
73 Southbridge Town 16,858 16,851 0.0%
74 Abington 16,275 15,704 3.6%
75 Easthampton Town 16,051 16,054 0.0%
76 Longmeadow 15,876 15,759 0.7%
77 Hudson 15,554 14,653 6.1%
78 Swampscott 14,563 13,819 5.4%
79 North Adams 13,211 13,851 -4.6%
80 Lynnfield 12,732 11,487 10.8%
81 Palmer Town 12,237 12,196 0.3%
82 Webster 12,175 11,393 6.9%
83 South Yarmouth 11,391 11,468 -0.7%
84 Holbrook 11,029 10,694 3.1%
85 Maynard 10,560 10,036 5.2%
86 Hull 10,402 10,420 -0.2%
87 Bridgewater 9,003 7,328 22.9%
88 Andover 8,788 8,586 2.4%
89 Athol 8,394 8,020 4.7%
90 Mansfield Center 7,744 7,601 1.9%
91 West Concord 7,646 6,204 23.2%
92 Pinehurst 7,568 7,190 5.3%
93 Nantucket 7,561 7,951 -4.9%
94 Middleborough Center 7,462 6,673 11.8%
95 North Amherst 7,179 6,619 8.5%
96 Clinton 7,150 7,201 -0.7%
97 Plymouth 7,017 6,759 3.8%
98 Whitinsville 6,905 7,055 -2.1%
99 Cochituate 6,832 6,397 6.8%
100 Medfield 6,590 6,564 0.4%
101 Kingston 6,320 5,686 11.2%
102 Northborough 6,316 6,054 4.3%
103 East Falmouth 6,079 5,986 1.6%
104 Walpole 5,997 6,438 -6.8%
105 Hingham 5,954 5,769 3.2%
106 Oxford 5,929 6,373 -7.0%
107 Spencer 5,821 5,655 2.9%
108 Ware 5,757 5,806 -0.8%
109 Scituate 5,749 5,324 8.0%
110 Sharon 5,692 5,198 9.5%
111 Foxborough 5,633 5,113 10.2%
112 West Yarmouth 5,614 6,103 -8.0%
113 Adams 5,511 5,260 4.8%
114 South Amherst 5,411 4,928 9.8%
115 Bellingham 5,246 4,574 14.7%
116 Salisbury 5,138 4,891 5.1%
117 East Harwich 5,101 4,694 8.7%
118 Rockport 5,002 5,312 -5.8%
119 Yarmouth Port 4,950 5,176 -4.4%
120 North Westport 4,902 4,193 16.9%
121 North Scituate 4,890 5,493 -11.0%
122 Bliss Corner 4,852 5,649 -14.1%
123 Marshfield 4,744 4,445 6.7%
124 Smith Mills 4,608 4,825 -4.5%
125 Raynham Center 4,538 4,079 11.3%
126 Forestdale 4,450 4,237 5.0%
127 Williamstown 4,229 3,845 10.0%
128 Turners Falls 4,124 4,550 -9.4%
129 Ipswich 4,077 3,997 2.0%
130 Northwest Harwich 4,057 4,346 -6.6%
131 Orange 4,044 3,849 5.1%
132 Westborough 4,013 3,961 1.3%
133 North Plymouth 3,779 3,782 -0.1%
134 Hopedale 3,708 4,014 -7.6%
135 South Duxbury 3,644 3,377 7.9%
136 East Sandwich 3,642 3,823 -4.7%
137 South Dennis 3,635 3,800 -4.3%
138 Wareham Center 3,626 2,874 26.2%
139 Falmouth 3,619 3,982 -9.1%
140 Wilbraham 3,610 3,258 10.8%
141 Sagamore 3,602 3,652 -1.4%
142 Mattapoisett Center 3,561 2,907 22.5%
143 Nahant 3,488 3,431 1.7%
144 Buzzards Bay 3,451 3,723 -7.3%
145 Topsfield 3,407 2,857 19.3%
146 Winchendon 3,379 4,024 -16.0%
147 Littleton Common 3,212 2,890 11.1%
148 Dennis Port 3,187 3,436 -7.2%
149 Monument Beach 3,097 2,622 18.1%
150 Sandwich 2,972 2,968 0.1%
151 Belchertown 2,955 2,395 23.4%
152 Hopkinton 2,936 2,048 43.4%
153 North Pembroke 2,926 2,746 6.6%
154 Acushnet Center 2,904 2,611 11.2%
155 Pocasset 2,901 2,691 7.8%
156 Norton Center 2,892 2,604 11.1%
157 West Wareham 2,832 2,085 35.8%
158 North Seekonk 2,811 2,588 8.6%
159 North Falmouth 2,810 3,187 -11.8%
160 Upton 2,792 2,814 -0.8%
161 Cordaville 2,766 2,749 0.6%
162 Fiskdale 2,742 2,544 7.8%
163 Ocean Grove 2,726 3,074 -11.3%
164 North Lakeville 2,701 2,150 25.6%
165 Ayer 2,679 2,350 14.0%
166 East Douglas 2,675 2,303 16.2%
167 Provincetown 2,581 2,851 -9.5%
168 Pepperell 2,538 2,423 4.7%
169 Boxford 2,501 2,406 3.9%
170 East Dennis 2,494 2,939 -15.1%
171 Marshfield Hills 2,465 2,455 0.4%
172 Sturbridge 2,439 2,152 13.3%
173 Great Barrington 2,438 2,376 2.6%
174 Dover 2,385 2,390 -0.2%
175 Dennis 2,368 2,360 0.3%
176 West Dennis 2,308 2,022 14.1%
177 North Brookfield 2,226 2,007 10.9%
178 Rutland 2,184 2,320 -5.9%
179 White Island Shores 2,166 2,342 -7.5%
180 Baldwinville 2,008 2,002 0.3%
181 Hanscom Afb 1,998 0 nan%
182 Lunenburg 1,955 1,492 31.0%
183 Monson Center 1,921 2,073 -7.3%
184 Lenox 1,905 1,435 32.8%
185 Brewster 1,885 2,108 -10.6%
186 Orleans 1,867 1,548 20.6%
187 West Falmouth 1,867 1,514 23.3%
188 South Lancaster 1,838 1,749 5.1%
189 Vineyard Haven 1,821 2,470 -26.3%
190 Devens 1,776 1,874 -5.2%
191 Weweantic 1,752 1,971 -11.1%
192 Lee 1,739 2,123 -18.1%
193 Shelburne Falls 1,738 1,736 0.1%
194 Rowley 1,702 1,365 24.7%
195 Hanson 1,674 1,886 -11.2%
196 East Pepperell 1,636 2,009 -18.6%
197 Harwich Port 1,634 1,478 10.6%
198 South Deerfield 1,580 1,801 -12.3%
199 Teaticket 1,484 1,701 -12.8%
200 Shirley 1,470 1,475 -0.3%
201 Granby 1,468 1,227 19.6%
202 Townsend 1,459 825 76.8%
203 North Eastham 1,447 1,648 -12.2%
204 Duxbury 1,426 1,672 -14.7%
205 Chatham 1,373 1,751 -21.6%
206 The Pinehills 1,357 910 49.1%
207 Hatfield 1,354 1,407 -3.8%
208 Harwich Center 1,351 1,773 -23.8%
209 West Chatham 1,347 1,134 18.8%
210 Holland 1,329 1,658 -19.8%
211 Essex 1,319 1,538 -14.2%
212 Bourne 1,270 1,263 0.6%
213 Millers Falls 1,234 1,298 -4.9%
214 Northfield 1,201 969 23.9%
215 Marion Center 1,195 1,155 3.5%
216 Warren 1,193 1,189 0.3%
217 Groton 1,188 1,340 -11.3%
218 West Brookfield 1,178 1,666 -29.3%
219 East Brookfield 1,167 1,266 -7.8%
220 Barre 1,156 1,075 7.5%
221 South Ashburnham 1,117 1,169 -4.4%
222 Woods Hole 1,029 655 57.1%

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