The 10 largest cities in Massachusetts

Is Massachusetts uniquely lopsided or is this just par for a coastal state with a population of about 7 million? For the sake of this article, we will talk about the ten largest cities in Massachusetts in terms of population.

Massachusetts It has a city and a total town 351.

The least populated city Gosnold (Dukes County) has a population of only 64.

The biggest is Bostonwith approx 650,000.

There are nine cities in Massachusetts where more than 100,000 people live.

Cities come in different shapes and sizes, and the same applies to population.

I grew up in the eastern part of the commonwealth, and I swear I’ll never go back. I certainly don’t hate the city I grew up in, however, the amount of people, traffic, general congestion, and noise are all too much for me now.

Jesse Stewart, Townsquare Media

Jesse Stewart, Townsquare Media

Massachusetts total population

2021: 6,989,690

2022: 6,981,974

The pandemic has caused some people to reconsider what is important to them in life, and some states have even seen an exodus to less populated areas. However, Massachusetts was slightly affected, but not to the same extent as New York or California.

Boston Globe via Getty Images

Boston Globe via Getty Images

10 Largest Cities in Massachusetts (by population)

The following cities have populations of more than 100,000 people, and some were not in this category before.

Boston (650,706)

Worcester (205,319)

Springfield (154,064)

Cambridge (118,488)

Márcio Jose Bastos Silva

Márcio Jose Bastos Silva

Lowell (113,608)

Brockton (104,826)

Quincy (101,727)

flexible (100,891)

New Bedford (100,682)

Vaal River (93,682)

The only two counties in Massachusetts that have shed population over the past decade are Berkshire (-2,193) and Franklin (-343). Every other county saw population growth, led by gains of 128,917 people in Middlesex County, 75,913 people in Suffolk County, and 66,670 people in Essex County. In terms of percentage growth, Nantucket County led the way with a gain of 40.1% (an increase of 4,083 people)..

The world has crossed the 8 billion mark in terms of population. New studies suggest that by 2100, this number could drop to 6 billion according to new trends.

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