WORCESTER, Mass. - The U.S. population growth slowed over the last decade, but New England's second largest city saw a big jump.
Worcester grew from more than 185,000 residents in 2010 to more than 206,000 in 2020 -- an increase of 14%.
Statewide, Massachusetts' population grew by 7.4%.
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin announced Thursday that the fastest growing city in Massachusetts, according to the official 2020 Census data, is Revere. The city grew by 20.2% and now has a total of 62,186 residents.
Boston remained the largest city in the Commonwealth, followed by Worcester and Springfield (155,929 residents).
In contrast, parts of Western Massachusetts experienced a decline in population since the last federal census. Berkshire County’s population decreased by 2,193 residents, or -1.7% since 2010.
Hampden and Hampshire Counties had minor changes in population, growing by 0.5% and 2.7%.
Sec. Galvin announced that his office will be posting a 2020 Census Dashboard on his website next week, which will allow residents to take a closer look at population trends in each city and town in Massachusetts.
The dashboard will be available at www.MA2020Census.org.