Massachusetts is the third most densely populated state in the nation. With over 7 million residents living throughout the Bay State's 10,565 square miles, people are most definitely everywhere.

Boston alone houses 10% of the state's population with nearly 700,000 residents and ranks as the 25th biggest city in America. Not to mention the 10 other cities in the Bay State with population over 100,000.

Yes, despite all those big cities, there are lots of quiet places to escape all that.

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Places where you could know your neighbors the way everyone knew Norm from Cheers. Places where there are so few people you could count them with just two sets of fingers and toes.

Yes, there are towns that tiny in Massachusetts.

Population experts define small towns as places with fewer than 40,000 people. Tiny towns are places with population numbers of 10,000 or less. With those numbers, Massachusetts technically has over 150 tiny towns.

But it gets even smaller than that.

There are about 30 cities and towns with fewer than 1,000 people living in them across the Bay State, according to data from the 2022 American Community Survey.

Those are way beyond tiny towns. Perhaps we should call them teensy towns.

Over the years people have certainly had fun with Massachusetts small town names and Michael J. Fox even named a child after a Massachusetts small town, but do you know the actual size of the Bay State's tiniest towns?

Keep scrolling to find out.

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