These Are The 10 Massachusetts Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Massachusetts that have the largest Hispanic population in 2018.

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The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That’s the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census’s race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted Massachusetts? Where cities and towns in Massachusetts have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 25.1% increase in the Hispanic population in Massachusetts.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Massachusetts with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

  1. Lawrence (Photos)
  2. Chelsea (Photos)
  3. Holyoke (Photos)
  4. Springfield (Photos)
  5. Lynn (Photos)
  6. Southbridge Town
  7. Revere (Photos)
  8. Fitchburg (Photos)
  9. Methuen Town
  10. Everett (Photos)

Lawrence took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Massachusetts for 2018.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Massachusetts ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Massachusetts or the most diverse places in Massachusetts.

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How We Determined The Cities In Massachusetts With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Massachusetts.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 12,000 people. That left us with 53 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 77.1% to 2.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Lawrence took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Gloucester was the least Hispanic city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Massachusetts ranked by population of Hispanic residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

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1. Lawrence

Lawrence, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 79,337
% Hispanic: 77.15%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 61,205
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.28%

2. Chelsea

Chelsea, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 38,244
% Hispanic: 65.64%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 25,102
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.51%

3. Holyoke

Holyoke, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,280
% Hispanic: 49.98%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 20,130
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.66%

4. Springfield

Springfield, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 153,991
% Hispanic: 43.17%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 66,480
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.87%

5. Lynn

Lynn, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 92,074
% Hispanic: 38.03%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 35,020
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.82%

6. Southbridge Town

Southbridge Town, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,824
% Hispanic: 33.19%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,584
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.7%

7. Revere

Revere, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 53,165
% Hispanic: 28.36%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 15,080
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.16%

8. Fitchburg

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,441
% Hispanic: 25.72%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,401
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.27%

9. Methuen Town

Methuen Town, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 49,043
% Hispanic: 25.06%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 12,290
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.09%

10. Everett

Everett, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,636
% Hispanic: 21.93%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 9,789
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.49%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Massachusetts

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Massachusetts according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Massachusetts:

  1. Gloucester
  2. Amesbury Town
  3. Braintree Town

For more Massachusetts reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Massachusetts

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Lawrence 1 79,337 77.15%
Chelsea 2 38,244 65.64%
Holyoke 3 40,280 49.98%
Springfield 4 153,991 43.17%
Lynn 5 92,074 38.03%
Southbridge Town 6 16,824 33.19%
Revere 7 53,165 28.36%
Fitchburg 8 40,441 25.72%
Methuen Town 9 49,043 25.06%
Everett 10 44,636 21.93%
Worcester 11 183,677 20.79%
Lowell 12 109,871 19.44%
Boston 13 658,279 19.0%
New Bedford 14 94,988 18.96%
Chicopee 15 56,100 18.73%
Haverhill 16 62,340 18.52%
Marlborough 17 39,545 17.45%
Leominster 18 41,304 16.46%
Salem 19 42,804 16.2%
Waltham 20 62,699 13.31%
Winthrop Town 21 18,031 12.07%
West Springfield Town 22 28,575 10.23%
Fall River 23 88,902 10.14%
Brockton 24 94,813 10.14%
Watertown Town 25 33,849 9.99%
Malden 26 60,732 9.65%
Somerville 27 79,507 9.43%
Peabody 28 52,235 9.16%
Cambridge 29 108,757 8.55%
Northampton 30 28,534 8.4%
Westfield 31 41,486 7.66%
Greenfield Town 32 17,477 7.47%
Agawam Town 33 28,701 7.05%
Easthampton Town 34 16,042 6.99%
Gardner 35 20,334 6.95%
Attleboro 36 44,121 6.43%
Taunton 37 56,504 5.79%
Newton 38 88,317 5.58%
Medford 39 57,180 5.51%
Pittsfield 40 43,632 5.48%
Beverly 41 40,967 4.09%
North Adams 42 13,326 4.09%
Woburn 43 39,220 3.71%
Barnstable Town 44 44,498 3.53%
Quincy 45 93,349 3.16%
Melrose 46 27,787 3.03%
Weymouth Town 47 55,601 3.01%
Palmer Town 48 12,145 2.51%
Franklin Town 49 32,873 2.5%
Newburyport 50 17,837 2.48%
Braintree Town 51 37,066 2.27%
Amesbury Town 52 17,082 1.98%
Gloucester 53 29,546 1.97%

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