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Biggest Cities in Massachusetts

Can you name the 20 most populous cities in Massachusetts?
Source: 2023 U.S. Census estimates
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First submittedOctober 5, 2012
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Average score40.0%
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Population
City
653,833
Boston
207,621
Worcester
153,672
Springfield
118,214
Cambridge
114,296
Lowell
104,890
Brockton
101,597
Quincy
Population
City
101,241
Lynn
100,695
New Bedford
93,840
Fall River
88,415
Newton
88,172
Lawrence
80,407
Somerville
71,875
Framingham
Population
City
67,415
Haverhill
65,133
Malden
64,477
Waltham
60,412
Taunton
59,114
Weymouth
58,744
Medford
49 Comments
+3
Level 15
Jul 4, 2013
I ALWAYS forget Lynn and Waltham.
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Level 69
May 8, 2016
Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin...
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Level 81
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 52
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 48
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 42
Jul 14, 2014
the only one that i got was boston. nothing else. sad
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Level 66
Jul 26, 2014
most of these are just suburbs of Boston anyways
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Level 65
Mar 10, 2015
7 are
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Level 34
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 43
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 31
Jul 15, 2014
11 out of 20. Clearly I don't know my own state very well.
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Level 81
Jul 16, 2014
Springfield is a pretty good guess on most of these lol
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Level 81
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 62
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 91
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 52
Apr 30, 2016
Plymouth's population is higher than Taunton's
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Level 48
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 74
Jun 13, 2019
Is that why he's called Quincy Adams? The 6th US president that is.
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Level 81
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 68
May 31, 2018
Um, I even forgot Boston. Not my specialist subject...
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Level 67
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 74
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 74
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 69
Jun 25, 2020
14/20 from NY
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Level 52
Jul 3, 2020
Impressive
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Level 62
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 33
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 58
Jul 7, 2023
HOW DARE YOU
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Level 84
Apr 27, 2021
Ugh, only got 5. This was wicked hahd.
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Level 45
May 21, 2021
7/20 from Michigan
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Level 84
Jun 10, 2021
Lynn, MA...located between Rice, MA & Evans, MA.
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Level 89
May 21, 2024
I see what you did there. Yaz was renamed Rice around 1980.

Damn, Fred Lynn was a talent for the couple years he was in Boston.

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Level 28
Jun 10, 2021
1/20!
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Level 95
May 21, 2024
Its Taunton not Tauntan
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Level ∞
May 21, 2024
Fixed, sorry about that.
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Level 83
May 23, 2024
And you thought they smelled bad on the outside!