List of cities by population in New England

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Historical population
Census Pop.
17901,009,408
18001,233,01122.2%
18101,471,97319.4%
18201,660,06512.8%
18301,954,71717.7%
18402,234,82214.3%
18502,728,11622.1%
18603,135,28314.9%
18703,487,92411.2%
18804,010,52915.0%
18904,700,74917.2%
19005,592,01719.0%
19106,552,68117.2%
19207,400,90912.9%
19308,166,34110.3%
19408,437,2903.3%
19509,314,45310.4%
196010,509,36712.8%
197011,841,66312.7%
198012,348,4934.3%
199013,206,9437.0%
200013,922,5175.4%
201014,444,8653.8%
Est. 201914,845,0632.8%
Source:[1][2]

This is a list of the top 150 New England cities and towns by population based on 2019 Census estimates. Massachusetts contains the most cities and towns on the list with 77, while Vermont contains the least with just one. Both the Vermont (Montpelier) and Maine (Augusta) state capitals do not fall within the top 150 by population.

List[edit]

The table below contains the following information:

  1. The city rank by population as of 2019
  2. The name of the state in which the city lies
  3. Population as of July 1, 2019, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[3][4][5][6][7][8]
  4. Population as of April 1, 2010, according to the 2010 United States Census[9][10][11][12][13][14]
  5. Percent change in population from April 1, 2010, 2019
State capital
State largest city
Rank Name State Population (2019) Population (2010) Change
1. Boston  Massachusetts 692,600 617,594 +12.14%
2. Worcester 185,428 184,045 +0.75%
3. Providence  Rhode Island 179,883 178,042 +1.03%
4. Springfield  Massachusetts 153,606 153,060 +0.36%
5. Bridgeport  Connecticut 144,399 144,229 +0.12%
6. New Haven 130,250 129,779 +0.36%
7. Stamford 129,638 122,643 +5.70%
8. Hartford 122,105 124,775 −2.14%
9. Cambridge  Massachusetts 118,927 105,162 +13.09%
10. Manchester  New Hampshire 112,673 109,565 +2.84%
11. Lowell  Massachusetts 110,997 106,519 +4.20%
12. Waterbury  Connecticut 107,568 110,366 −2.54%
13. Brockton  Massachusetts 95,708 93,810 +2.02%
14. New Bedford 95,363 95,072 +0.31%
15. Quincy 94,470 92,271 +2.38%
16. Lynn 94,299 90,329 +4.40%
17. Fall River 89,541 88,857 +0.77%
18. Nashua  New Hampshire 89,355 86,494 +3.31%
19. Norwalk  Connecticut 88,816 85,603 +3.75%
20. Newton  Massachusetts 88,414 85,146 +3.84%
21. Danbury  Connecticut 84,694 80,893 +4.70%
22. Cranston  Rhode Island 81,456 80,387 +1.33%
23. Somerville  Massachusetts 81,360 75,754 +7.40%
24. Warwick  Rhode Island 81,004 82,672 −2.02%
25. Lawrence  Massachusetts 80,028 76,377 +4.78%
26. Framingham 74,416 68,318 +8.93%
27. New Britain  Connecticut 72,495 73,206 −0.97%
28. Pawtucket  Rhode Island 72,117 71,148 +1.36%
29. Portland  Maine 66,215 66,194 +0.03%
30. Haverhill  Massachusetts 64,014 60,879 +5.15%
31. West Hartford  Connecticut 62,965 63,268 −0.48%
32. Greenwich 62,840 61,171 +2.73%
33. Waltham  Massachusetts 62,495 60,632 +3.07%
34. Fairfield  Connecticut 62,045 59,404 +4.45%
35. Plymouth  Massachusetts 61,528 56,468 +8.96%
36. Hamden  Connecticut 60,556 60,960 −0.66%
37. Malden  Massachusetts 60,470 59,450 +1.72%
38. Bristol  Connecticut 59,947 60,477 −0.88%
39. Meriden 59,395 60,868 −2.42%
40. Brookline  Massachusetts 59,121 58,732 +0.66%
41. Weymouth 57,746 53,743 +7.45%
42. Manchester  Connecticut 57,584 58,241 −1.13%
43. Taunton  Massachusetts 57,464 55,874 +2.85%
44. Medford 57,341 56,173 +2.08%
45. Chicopee 55,126 55,298 −0.31%
46. Milford  Connecticut 54,747 52,759 +3.77%
47. West Haven 54,620 55,564 −1.70%
48. Revere  Massachusetts 53,073 51,755 +2.55%
49. Peabody 53,070 51,251 +3.55%
50. Stratford  Connecticut 51,849 51,384 +0.90%
51. Methuen  Massachusetts 50,706 47,255 +7.30%
52. East Hartford  Connecticut 49,872 51,252 −2.69%
53. East Providence  Rhode Island 47,618 47,037 +1.24%
54. Everett  Massachusetts 46,451 41,667 +11.48%
55. Middletown  Connecticut 46,258 47,648 −2.92%
56. Arlington  Massachusetts 45,531 42,844 +6.27%
57. Attleboro 45,237 43,593 +3.77%
58. Barnstable 44,477 45,193 −1.58%
59. Wallingford  Connecticut 44,326 45,135 −1.79%
60. Southington 43,834 43,069 +1.78%
61. Enfield 43,659 44,654 −2.23%
62. Concord  New Hampshire 43,627 42,695 +2.18%
63. Billerica  Massachusetts 43,367 40,243 +7.76%
64. Salem 43,226 41,340 +4.56%
65. Burlington  Vermont 42,819 42,417 +0.95%
66. Beverly  Massachusetts 42,174 39,502 +6.76%
67. Pittsfield 42,142 44,737 −5.80%
68. Woonsocket  Rhode Island 41,751 41,186 +1.37%
69. Leominster  Massachusetts 41,716 40,759 +2.35%
70. Westfield 41,204 41,094 +0.27%
71. Shelton  Connecticut 41,129 39,559 +3.97%
72. Fitchburg  Massachusetts 40,638 40,318 +0.79%
73. Woburn 40,228 38,120 +5.53%
74. Holyoke 40,117 39,880 +0.59%
75. Amherst 39,924 37,819 +5.57%
76. Chelsea 39,690 35,177 +12.83%
77. Marlborough 39,597 38,499 +2.85%
78. Norwich  Connecticut 38,768 40,493 −4.26%
79. Shrewsbury  Massachusetts 38,526 35,608 +8.19%
80. Groton  Connecticut 38,436 40,115 −4.19%
81. Braintree  Massachusetts 37,190 35,744 +4.05%
82. Andover 36,356 33,201 +9.50%
83. Lewiston  Maine 36,225 36,592 −1.00%
84. Natick  Massachusetts 36,050 33,006 +9.22%
85. Watertown 35,939 31,915 +12.61%
86. Trumbull  Connecticut 35,673 36,018 −0.96%
87. Chelmsford  Massachusetts 35,391 33,802 +4.70%
88. Cumberland  Rhode Island 35,263 33,506 +5.24%
89. Coventry 34,819 35,014 −0.56%
90. Glastonbury  Connecticut 34,482 34,427 +0.16%
91. Randolph  Massachusetts 34,362 32,158 +6.85%
92. Dartmouth 34,188 34,032 +0.46%
93. Franklin 34,087 31,635 +7.75%
94. Torrington  Connecticut 34,044 36,383 −6.43%
95. Derry  New Hampshire 33,485 33,109 +1.14%
96. Lexington  Massachusetts 33,132 31,394 +5.54%
97. North Providence  Rhode Island 32,686 32,078 +1.90%
98. Bangor  Maine 32,262 33,039 −2.35%
99. Dover  New Hampshire 32,191 29,987 +7.35%
100. Dracut  Massachusetts 31,634 29,457 +7.39%
101. Rochester  New Hampshire 31,526 29,752 +5.96%
102. Needham  Massachusetts 31,388 28,886 +8.66%
103. North Andover 31,188 28,352 +10.00%
104. Tewksbury 31,178 28,961 +7.66%
105. Naugatuck  Connecticut 31,108 31,862 −2.37%
106. Falmouth  Massachusetts 30,993 31,531 −1.71%
107. Gloucester 30,430 28,789 +5.70%
108. South Kingstown  Rhode Island 30,348 30,639 −0.95%
109. Newington  Connecticut 30,014 30,562 −1.79%
110. Salem  New Hampshire 29,791 28,776 +3.53%
111. Norwood  Massachusetts 29,725 28,602 +3.93%
112. Johnston  Rhode Island 29,471 28,769 +2.44%
113. North Attleborough  Massachusetts 29,364 28,712 +2.27%
114. Vernon  Connecticut 29,359 29,179 +0.62%
115. Milford  Massachusetts 29,101 27,999 +3.94%
116. West Warwick  Rhode Island 28,962 29,191 −0.78%
117. Cheshire  Connecticut 28,937 29,261 −1.11%
118. Stoughton  Massachusetts 28,915 26,962 +7.24%
119. Windsor  Connecticut 28,733 29,044 −1.07%
120. Wellesley  Massachusetts 28,670 27,982 +2.46%
121. Burlington  Massachusetts 28,627 24,498 +16.85%
122. Agawam 28,613 28,438 +0.62%
123. East Haven  Connecticut 28,569 29,257 −2.35%
124. West Springfield  Massachusetts 28,517 28,391 +0.44%
125. Westport  Connecticut 28,491 26,391 +7.96%
126. Northampton  Massachusetts 28,451 28,549 −0.34%
127. Saugus 28,361 26,628 +6.51%
128. Melrose 28,016 26,983 +3.83%
129. Branford  Connecticut 27,900 28,026 −0.45%
130. Newtown 27,891 27,560 +1.20%
131. Bridgewater  Massachusetts 27,619 26,563 +3.98%
132. Milton 27,593 27,003 +2.18%
133. Danvers 27,549 26,493 +3.99%
134. Wakefield 27,045 24,932 +8.48%
135. New London  Connecticut 26,858 27,620 −2.76%
136. New Milford 26,805 28,142 −4.75%
137. Merrimack  New Hampshire 26,490 25,494 +3.91%
138. Londonderry 26,490 24,129 +9.78%
139. North Kingstown  Rhode Island 26,323 26,486 −0.62%
140. South Windsor  Connecticut 26,162 25,709 +1.76%
141. Belmont  Massachusetts 26,116 24,729 +5.61%
142. Wethersfield  Connecticut 26,008 26,668 −2.47%
143. Marshfield  Massachusetts 25,967 25,132 +3.32%
144. Hudson  New Hampshire 25,619 24,467 +4.71%
145. South Portland  Maine 25,532 25,002 +2.12%
146. Farmington  Connecticut 25,497 25,340 +0.62%
147. Mansfield 25,487 26,543 −3.98%
148. Middleborough  Massachusetts 25,463 23,116 +10.15%
149. Reading 25,400 24,747 +2.64%
150. Simsbury  Connecticut 25,395 23,511 +8.01%

States with the most cities[edit]

New England states with the most cities and towns over 20,000 population as of 2019.[15][16][17][18][19][20]

Rank State ≥200,000 100,000-199,999 80,000-99,999 60,000-79,999 40,000-59,999 20,000-39,999 Total
1 Massachusetts 1 4 8 5 21 55 94
2 Connecticut 0 5 2 5 12 28 52
3 Rhode Island 0 1 2 1 2 12 18
4 New Hampshire 0 1 1 0 1 10 13
5 Maine 0 0 0 1 0 8 9
6 Vermont 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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