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Biggest Cities in Massachusetts

Can you name the 20 most populous cities in Massachusetts?
Source: 2017 Census Estimates
Includes one town (in parentheses)
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Last updated: May 26, 2018
First submittedOctober 5, 2012
Times taken9,176
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Population
City
685,094
Boston
185,677
Worcester
154,758
Springfield
113,630
Cambridge
111,346
Lowell
95,672
Brockton
95,120
New Bedford
Population
City
94,166
Quincy
94,063
Lynn
89,420
Fall River
88,994
Newton
81,360
Somerville
80,162
Lawrence
68,318
Framingham
Population
City
63,639
Haverhill
62,442
Waltham
61,246
Malden
(58,732)
Brookline
57,797
Medford
57,139
Taunton
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level 17
Jul 4, 2013
I ALWAYS forget Lynn and Waltham.
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level 72
May 8, 2016
Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin...
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level 73
May 31, 2018
...you never come out the way you went in.
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level 43
Feb 21, 2014
I am from Mass, taking this quiz in one of these cities, and I've lived in another. How did I only get 17/20?
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level 55
Apr 19, 2014
Wow. I only got Boston. And I thought Utah was bad.
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level 73
Jul 14, 2014
utah isnt so bad...they have a lot of universities in utah...makes it easy to know the cities
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level 63
Jul 14, 2014
Even if I had thought of Haverhill I would have dismissed it as not big enough.
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level 44
Jul 14, 2014
the only one that i got was boston. nothing else. sad
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level 51
Jul 26, 2014
most of these are just suburbs of Boston anyways
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level 45
Mar 10, 2015
7 are
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level 38
Jun 1, 2018
Same. Nobody ever looks at a map of Massachusetts so basically most people will be really confused.
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level 45
Mar 6, 2019
I only got a bunch of them because I grew up in NH and we went to Mass all the time.
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level 37
Jul 15, 2014
11 out of 20. Clearly I don't know my own state very well.
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level 73
Jul 16, 2014
Springfield is a pretty good guess on most of these lol
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level 73
May 31, 2018
This is the first Springfield in the U.S., and the second most populated just a few thousand behind Springfield, MO.
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level 65
Mar 17, 2015
Taunton? Weird. Wouldn't have thought.
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level 42
Apr 3, 2015
That's my home city! It's not weird!!!
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level 84
Jan 7, 2016
Taunton will freeze before you reach the first marker!
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level 50
Apr 30, 2016
Plymouth's population is higher than Taunton's
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level 36
Jan 5, 2018
I just want to say that Framingham just became a city last week. And the only reason I know this is because I'm from Massachusetts
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level ∞
May 26, 2018
Thanks, the quiz has been updated.
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level 78
May 31, 2018
Boston. check. hmmm.... Springfield? Well what do you know? ...uh... that's all I got.
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level 78
May 31, 2018
Probably should have gotten Cambridge, and I knew the Adams family was from Quincy but didn't know it was so big.
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level 60
Jun 13, 2019
Is that why he's called Quincy Adams? The 6th US president that is.
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level 73
Aug 7, 2019
It is named after John Quincy, Abigail Adams grandfather, and JQA was named after him as well. The city was named Quincy after JQA was born.
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level 63
May 31, 2018
Um, I even forgot Boston. Not my specialist subject...
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level 62
May 31, 2018
Damn. I forgot so many, and I lived in and around Boston for five years. I honestly didn't know Somerville was its own city. I thought it was just a neighborhood. Ditto for Brookline (but I guessed it anyway because I lived there). Can't believe I forgot Framingham, Newton, and Lowell. It's been a long time...
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level 73
May 31, 2018
Boston, Cambridge ... Springfield a good guess for any state ... then resorted to speculatively typing places in the west of England - got me Worcester and Taunton. Happy with 25% :-). Should have got Brookline from the 1999 debacle.
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level 73
May 31, 2018
Peeved that some other guesses: Gloucester, Plymouth, Truro ... do exist, but are too small