Massachusetts Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Massachusetts that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2019

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our third time ranking the cities in Massachusetts with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and 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 34.9% increase in the Hispanic population in massachusetts.

Here are the cities in massachusetts with the largest Hispanic population in 2020:

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

What's the city in massachusetts with the largest hispanic/latino population? Lawrence took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in massachusetts for 2020.

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 safest places in massachusetts.

Lawrence, MA

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 79,841
% Hispanic/Latino: 80.26%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 64,080
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.55%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lawrence is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, on the Merrimack River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 76,377, which had risen to an estimated 78,197 as of 2014. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the southeast. Lawrence and Salem are the county seats of Essex County. Lawrence is part of the Merrimack Valley.

Chelsea, MA

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 39,852
% Hispanic/Latino: 66.86%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,645
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.05%
More on Chelsea: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chelsea is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, directly across the Mystic River from the city of Boston. As of 2013, Chelsea had an estimated population of 36,828. It is also the second most densely populated city in Massachusetts behind Somerville. With a total area of just 2.21 square miles, Chelsea is the smallest city in Massachusetts in terms of total area.

Holyoke, MA

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 40,376
% Hispanic/Latino: 52.14%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 21,054
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.47%
More on Holyoke: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Holyoke is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, that lies between the western bank of the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom Range. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 39,880. As of 2016, the estimated population was 40,280. Sitting 8 miles north of Springfield, Holyoke is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Area, one of the two distinct metropolitan areas in Massachusetts.

Springfield, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 154,596
% Hispanic/Latino: 44.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 69,131
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.69%
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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.

Lynn, MA

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 93,617
% Hispanic/Latino: 41.48%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 38,828
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.91%
More on Lynn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Revere, MA

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 53,966
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.48%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 17,526
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.79%
More on Revere: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Revere is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, located approximately 5 miles from downtown Boston. It is named after the American Revolutionary War patriot Paul Revere. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city has a population of 51,755 inhabitants.

Southbridge Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 16,894
% Hispanic/Latino: 32.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,422
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.14%
More on Southbridge Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The Town of Southbridge has a city form of government with a city council legislative body, but via a statute calls itself a Town. It is located in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 16,719 at the 2010 census. Southbridge is one of fourteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain "The town of- in their official names.

Methuen Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 50,019
% Hispanic/Latino: 28.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 14,484
Percent Change Since 2010: 74.53%
More on Methuen Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Everett, MA

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 45,856
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.48%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,143
Percent Change Since 2010: 69.31%
More on Everett: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, 4 miles north of Boston. The population was 41,668 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.

Fitchburg, MA

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 40,737
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.16%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,658
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.66%
More on Fitchburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fitchburg is the third largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,318 at the 2010 census. Fitchburg is home to Fitchburg State University as well as 17 public and private elementary and high schools.

How We Determined The Cities In massachusetts With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2020

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 2014-2018 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 or Latino. The percentages ranked from 80.3% to 1.4%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Lawrence took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Newburyport was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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

There You Have It - Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Massachusetts

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in Massachusetts:

  1. Newburyport
  2. Braintree Town
  3. Franklin Town

For more Massachusetts reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Massachusetts

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Lawrence 80.26% 79,841
2 Chelsea 66.86% 39,852
3 Holyoke 52.14% 40,376
4 Springfield 44.72% 154,596
5 Lynn 41.48% 93,617
6 Revere 32.48% 53,966
7 Southbridge Town 32.09% 16,894
8 Methuen Town 28.96% 50,019
9 Everett 26.48% 45,856
10 Fitchburg 26.16% 40,737
11 Worcester 21.33% 185,195
12 Chicopee 20.64% 55,661
13 Haverhill 20.28% 63,280
14 New Bedford 20.14% 95,117
15 Boston 19.71% 679,413
16 Salem 19.39% 43,302
17 Leominster 18.87% 41,579
18 Lowell 18.81% 111,249
19 Marlborough 14.0% 39,776
20 Waltham 13.49% 62,979
21 Brockton 11.11% 95,426
22 Somerville 10.78% 80,434
23 Peabody 10.44% 52,865
24 Fall River 10.42% 89,339
25 West Springfield Town 9.81% 28,666
26 Watertown Town 9.68% 35,103
27 Malden 9.3% 61,094
28 Cambridge 9.23% 115,665
29 Westfield 9.18% 41,599
30 Gardner 9.17% 20,555
31 Winthrop Town 8.84% 18,535
32 Northampton 8.48% 28,568
33 Taunton 7.86% 56,963
34 Greenfield Town 7.46% 17,468
35 Attleboro 7.21% 44,548
36 Pittsfield 6.43% 43,058
37 Palmer Town 5.51% 12,251
38 Agawam Town 5.49% 28,744
39 Medford 5.28% 57,771
40 Newton 5.11% 88,660
41 Barnstable Town 5.04% 44,314
42 Woburn 4.86% 40,298
43 Easthampton Town 4.82% 16,023
44 Beverly 4.48% 41,731
45 North Adams 4.35% 13,089
46 Melrose 3.75% 28,116
47 Weymouth Town 3.1% 56,384
48 Quincy 3.02% 94,121
49 Amesbury Town 2.71% 17,378
50 Gloucester 2.3% 30,049
51 Franklin Town 2.3% 33,022
52 Braintree Town 2.19% 37,207
53 Newburyport 1.4% 17,990

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