Vietnamese Americans are the third largest Asian American subgroup in Massachusetts. In the 2010 decennial census, the Vietnamese American population in the state numbered 47,636, an increase of nearly 30% since 2000.
The largest concentration of Vietnamese Americans is in the city of Boston, while Worcester also has a significant population. There are also sizable communities of Vietnamese Americans just to the north and south of Boston—to the north in Malden, Everett, Medford, Revere, Chelsea, and Lynn, and to the south in Quincy, Randolph, and Braintree.
The greatest area of growth of Vietnamese Americans in the state is to the south of Boston in Quincy, Braintree, Randolph, and Weymouth. Cities in Plymouth and Bristol counties have also experienced significant growth: Brockton, Attleboro, and Fall River. Along the state’s New Hampshire border, the population of Vietnamese Americans in Methuen has almost doubled and has increased by over 40% in Haverhill since 2000.
Lo, Shauna and Tran, Thao, "Profiles of Asian American Subgroups in Massachusetts: Vietnamese Americans in Massachusetts" (2012). Institute for Asian American Studies Publications. 30.