These Are The 10 Massachusetts Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second 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 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 2019:

  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. Southbridge Town (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Revere (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Methuen Town (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Fitchburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Everett (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Lawrence took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Massachusetts for 2019.

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.

How We Determined The Cities In Massachusetts With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2019

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 2013-2017 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 79.1% to 1.9%.

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 Gloucester was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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.

Lawrence, MA

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Population: 79,497
% Hispanic/Latino: 79.07%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 62,856
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.3%
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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Population: 39,272
% Hispanic/Latino: 65.86%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 25,865
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.24%
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

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Population: 40,362
% Hispanic/Latino: 51.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 20,652
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.38%
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

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Population: 154,613
% Hispanic/Latino: 43.82%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 67,748
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.17%
More on Springfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

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Population: 93,069
% Hispanic/Latino: 38.89%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 36,196
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.48%
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.

Southbridge Town, MA

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Population: 16,858
% Hispanic/Latino: 34.02%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,735
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.02%
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.

Revere, MA

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Population: 53,864
% Hispanic/Latino: 30.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 16,222
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.79%
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.

Methuen Town, MA

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Population: 49,575
% Hispanic/Latino: 27.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,500
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.67%
More on Methuen Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fitchburg, MA

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Population: 40,666
% Hispanic/Latino: 26.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,793
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.44%
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.

Everett, MA

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Population: 45,212
% Hispanic/Latino: 22.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,362
Percent Change Since 2010: 44.48%
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.

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. Gloucester
  2. Newburyport
  3. Braintree Town

For more Massachusetts reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Massachusetts

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Lawrence 79.07% 79,497
2 Chelsea 65.86% 39,272
3 Holyoke 51.17% 40,362
4 Springfield 43.82% 154,613
5 Lynn 38.89% 93,069
6 Southbridge Town 34.02% 16,858
7 Revere 30.12% 53,864
8 Methuen Town 27.23% 49,575
9 Fitchburg 26.54% 40,666
10 Everett 22.92% 45,212
11 Haverhill 21.13% 62,943
12 Worcester 20.94% 184,743
13 Lowell 20.3% 110,964
14 New Bedford 19.99% 95,125
15 Chicopee 19.84% 55,778
16 Boston 19.36% 669,158
17 Leominster 17.77% 41,446
18 Salem 17.56% 43,146
19 Waltham 13.88% 62,832
20 Marlborough 12.96% 39,771
21 Winthrop Town 11.42% 18,391
22 Brockton 10.63% 95,161
23 Somerville 9.93% 79,983
24 West Springfield Town 9.87% 28,671
25 Fall River 9.85% 89,258
26 Watertown Town 9.45% 34,553
27 Peabody 9.35% 52,610
28 Malden 9.34% 61,212
29 Cambridge 8.75% 110,893
30 Northampton 8.67% 28,548
31 Westfield 8.33% 41,667
32 Gardner 8.06% 20,496
33 Greenfield Town 7.23% 17,474
34 Agawam Town 6.91% 28,748
35 Attleboro 6.79% 44,326
36 Taunton 6.48% 56,826
37 Pittsfield 6.05% 43,289
38 Easthampton Town 5.82% 16,051
39 Newton 5.49% 88,479
40 Medford 5.29% 57,700
41 Barnstable Town 4.22% 44,325
42 Beverly 4.2% 41,431
43 Palmer Town 4.1% 12,237
44 North Adams 3.67% 13,211
45 Woburn 3.54% 39,500
46 Weymouth Town 3.31% 55,890
47 Melrose 3.29% 28,132
48 Quincy 3.1% 93,824
49 Amesbury Town 2.71% 17,218
50 Franklin Town 2.21% 32,843
51 Braintree Town 2.0% 37,082
52 Newburyport 1.99% 17,890
53 Gloucester 1.91% 29,858

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