Biggest Cities in Massachusetts

Can you name the 20 most populous cities in Massachusetts?
Source: 2020 Census Estimates
Includes one town (in parentheses)
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Last updated: June 5, 2021
First submittedOctober 5, 2012
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Population
City
691,531
Boston
184,570
Worcester
152,646
Springfield
119,192
Cambridge
110,904
Lowell
95,770
Brockton
95,517
New Bedford
Population
City
94,539
Lynn
94,421
Quincy
89,792
Fall River
87,803
Newton
80,935
Somerville
80,007
Lawrence
73,892
Framingham
Population
City
64,098
Haverhill
62,069
Waltham
60,847
Medford
59,922
Malden
(59,022)
Brookline
58,104
Weymouth
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Level 17
Jul 4, 2013
I ALWAYS forget Lynn and Waltham.
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Level 71
May 8, 2016
Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin...
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Level 77
May 31, 2018
...you never come out the way you went in.
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Level 55
Jun 7, 2021
....And when you come out, you'll be shredded thin.
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Level 51
Jun 8, 2021
...and you'll be in a garbage bin?...
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Level 55
Jun 8, 2021
Made out of Tin and Shark Fin...
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2021
what looks like gold is really tin
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Level 48
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 66
Jul 14, 2014
Even if I had thought of Haverhill I would have dismissed it as not big enough.
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Level 43
Jul 14, 2014
the only one that i got was boston. nothing else. sad
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Level 53
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 76
Jul 16, 2014
Springfield is a pretty good guess on most of these lol
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Level 77
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 64
Mar 17, 2015
Taunton? Weird. Wouldn't have thought.
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Level 49
Apr 3, 2015
That's my home city! It's not weird!!!
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Level 87
Jan 7, 2016
Taunton will freeze before you reach the first marker!
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Level 51
Jun 8, 2021
Why are you tauntin' Taunton
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Level 55
Apr 30, 2016
Plymouth's population is higher than Taunton's
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Level 45
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 20
Dec 18, 2020
yee hometown
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Level 82
May 31, 2018
Boston. check. hmmm.... Springfield? Well what do you know? ...uh... that's all I got.
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Level 82
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 65
Jun 13, 2019
Is that why he's called Quincy Adams? The 6th US president that is.
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Level 77
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 66
May 31, 2018
Um, I even forgot Boston. Not my specialist subject...
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Level 66
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 76
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 76
May 31, 2018
Peeved that some other guesses: Gloucester, Plymouth, Truro ... do exist, but are too small
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2020
North Adams?
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Level 45
Jun 25, 2020
14/20 from NY
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Level 48
Jul 3, 2020
Impressive
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Level 61
Dec 30, 2020
I got Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, and for some reason remembered Fall River... I didn't get any of the boston suburbs even though I have a lot of relatives living there, but after all, I am from South Carolina
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Level 27
Mar 16, 2021
I only got 8/20 and I'm born and raised in Mass :(
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Level 55
Apr 4, 2021
I kept thinking Worcester was called Dorchester for whatever reason
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Level 81
Apr 27, 2021
Ugh, only got 5. This was wicked hahd.
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Level 40
May 21, 2021
7/20 from Michigan
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Level 23
Jun 7, 2021
I remember Boston because of learning about the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party in 4th grade, I remember Quincy because of John Quincy Adams, I got 12/20, and I'm not from the Northeast of USA.
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Level 46
Jun 9, 2021
16/20, from New Hampshire, I typed Framingham but somehow misspelled it
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Level 81
Jun 10, 2021
Lynn, MA...located between Rice, MA & Evans, MA.
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Level 25
Jun 10, 2021
1/20!