FRAMINGHAM – Framingham grew by almost 6% over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureas, which release new data from the 2020 census today.
In 2010, the Town of Framingham had a population of 68,323.
In 2020, the City of Framingham had a population of 72,362, a growth of 4.039 individuals.
But that number is lower than the Census Bureau’s estimate for the City of Framingham, which was 74,.416.
Framingham was the only city in the Commonwealth in the top 20 to be significantly lower than the census estimate, except for Boston.
Overall, the Commonwealth saw a modest increase in population to 7.03 millions people.
The 2020 census took place during the pandemic. Some demographic experts have said that may have impacted the counts.
One other issue demographers have noted is that many individuals chose to check the “multi” race box this time around, more than in 2020.
Framingham’s white population significantly decreased due to that fact from 44,625 to 38,855. The multi population increase from 2,595 to 6.308.
The largest increase in population was among Latinos from 9,161 to 12,171. The Asian population also increase from 4,302 to 5.233. Black individuals also increase from 3,446 to 4,248.
Nationally, the Asian population, followed by Latinos saw a huge jump, as well.