Latest Data (2016)
Population 39,699
Nationwide Rank 956

Quick Facts

Chelsea, Massachusetts is the 956th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Chelsea, Massachusetts is a city.

Chelsea, Massachusetts is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Chelsea had its largest population ever.

Chelsea, Massachusetts's growth is about average. 46% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Chelsea, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
946 Greenacres, Florida 40,013 40.2%
947 Gainesville, Georgia 40,000 51.9%
948 Bullhead City, Arizona 39,970 17.6%
949 Florence, Alabama 39,959 9.9%
950 Apache Junction, Arizona 39,954 24.5%
951 Warren, Ohio 39,898 -17.1%
952 Lancaster, Ohio 39,848 12.2%
953 New Berlin, Wisconsin 39,803 3.5%
954 Grove City, Ohio 39,721 43.6%
955 Romeoville, Illinois 39,706 79.7%
956 Chelsea, Massachusetts 39,699 13.0%
957 Marlborough, Massachusetts 39,697 8.4%
958 Cape Girardeau, Missouri 39,628 11.7%
959 Norwich, Connecticut 39,556 9.4%
960 Hallandale Beach, Florida 39,500 14.9%
961 Duncanville, Texas 39,457 9.3%
962 Schertz, Texas 39,453 87.4%
963 Woburn, Massachusetts 39,452 5.4%
964 Annapolis, Maryland 39,418 9.5%
965 Friendswood, Texas 39,396 34.8%
966 Clovis, New Mexico 39,373 20.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
579 Waltham 63,002 6.3%
581 Haverhill 62,873 6.3%
605 Malden 60,840 8.0%
655 Medford 57,213 2.7%
659 Taunton 56,843 1.2%
669 Chicopee 55,991 2.2%
670 Weymouth Town 55,972
713 Revere 53,157 12.1%
725 Peabody 52,491 8.5%
758 Methuen 49,917 13.5%
827 Everett 46,340 21.0%
850 Attleboro 44,434 5.9%
854 Barnstable Town 44,254 -7.9%
872 Salem 43,132 6.6%
879 Pittsfield 42,846 -6.2%
907 Leominster 41,663 0.4%
910 Westfield 41,552 3.6%
915 Beverly 41,365 3.8%
935 Fitchburg 40,414 3.5%
939 Holyoke 40,280 0.9%
956 Chelsea 39,699 13.0%
957 Marlborough 39,697 8.4%
963 Woburn 39,452 5.4%
1027 Braintree Town 37,297
1086 Watertown Town 35,025
1147 Franklin Town 33,150
1264 Gloucester 29,798 -1.8%
1303 Agawam Town 28,718
1313 West Springfield Town 28,529
1317 Northampton 28,483 -1.6%
1341 Melrose 27,928 2.7%
1777 Gardner 20,430 -1.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 39,699 956
2015 39,398 960
2014 38,861 958
2013 37,670 976
2012 36,828 995
2011 36,112 1,005
2010 35,177 1,021
2009 37,483 938
2008 36,403 961
2007 36,419 954
2006 35,372 976
2005 35,181 967
2004 35,506 948
2003 35,802 921
2002 35,941 913
2001 35,799 906
2000 35,105 919
1990 28,716 973
1880 21,782 88
1870 18,547 79
1860 13,395 72