Living in Worcester, MA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Worcester, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
185,143
Unemployment
5.6%
Poverty
20.0%
Median Home
$227,100
Median Income
$48,139
Median Rent
$1,095

Worcester SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
7
Commute
7

Worcester, MA Crime Report

4,957
Total Crimes
2,680.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
8.22%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Worcester
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,957 2,680.3 1,507.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 1,165 629.9 327.6 366.7
Murder 13 7.0 2.2 5.0
Robbery 229 123.8 52.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 883 477.4 241.0 250.2
Property Crime 3,792 2,050.3 1,179.8 2,109.9
Burglary 786 425.0 179.0 340.5
Larceny 2,637 1,425.8 911.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 369 199.5 89.0 219.9

Worcester, MA Cost Of Living

118
Worcester's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Worcester Massachusetts National Average
Overall 118 131 100
Services 129 122 100
Groceries 111 109 100
Health 120 121 100
Housing 109 165 100
Transportation 114 107 100
Utilities 120 114 100

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Map Of Worcester, MA

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Population over time in Worcester

Year Population % Change
2019 185,143 -0.0%
2018 185,195 0.2%
2017 184,743 0.6%
2016 183,677 0.2%
2015 183,382 0.5%
2014 182,511 0.3%
2013 181,901 0.2%
2012 181,473 0.5%
2011 180,519 0.3%
2010 179,994 -

Race / Ethnicity in Worcester

White
55.2% (102,148)
African American
12.2% (22,594)
American Indian
0.4% (712)
Asian
7.4% (13,675)
Hawaiian
0.1% (111)
Other
0.6% (1,096)
Two Or More
2.3% (4,297)
Hispanic
21.9% (40,510)
Race Worcester MA USA
White 55.2% 71.6% 60.7%
African American 12.2% 6.9% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 7.4% 6.6% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 21.9% 11.8% 18.0%

Gender in Worcester

Female
50.9% (94,307)
Male
49.1% (90,836)
Gender Worcester MA USA
Female 50.9% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.1% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Worcester for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (9,257)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (18,514)
High School / GED
29.0% (53,691)
Some College
17.0% (31,474)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (14,811)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (35,177)
Master's Degree
8.0% (14,811)
Professional Degree
2.0% (3,702)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (3,702)
Education Worcester MA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 24.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 14.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 3.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Worcester, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
10.4% (1,932,241)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.2% (1,325,054)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.4% (2,106,536)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.7% (1,606,150)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.6% (2,520,292)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.9% (2,943,358)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.4% (1,927,845)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.8% (2,364,617)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.4% (996,118)
$200,000 or more
4.3% (792,084)
Income Worcester MA USA
Less than $10,000 10.4% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.2% 4.2% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.4% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.7% 6.7% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.6% 9.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.9% 14.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.4% 12.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.8% 17.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.4% 10.2% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 4.3% 13.2% 7.7%

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