Worcester SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
7
Commute
8

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Worcester, Massachusetts Info Snack

Worcester (/wstr/ WUUSS-tr, local pronunciation: [wst] WUUSS-t)  pronunciation (help·info) is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north of Providence. Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that the mass-produced Valentine's Day card was invented in the city.
Population
183,677
Unemployment
8.8%
Poverty
22.1%
Median Home
$206,500
Median Income
$45,599
Median Rent
$975

1 Reviews & Comments About Worcester

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

09/19/2018

Depending on where you live in Worcester, there's not a lot of crime. Compared to other cities bigger or the same size as Worcester, the murder rate is pretty low based on published data. As any other city that is surrounded by a major city, Worcester is pretty much swallowed up by Boston. To have a great time out, one needs to step out of Worcester. Most of the schools in worcester are bad with a couple good ones in the best areas of Worcester.

Rent and housing prices are not too high compared to Boston and Cambridge.

Rankings for Worcester in Massachusetts

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1

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3

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4

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5

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6

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7

Clinton, MA
Population 7,232

8

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9

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Map Of Worcester, MA

Population over time in Worcester

Year Population % Change
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 -

Crime in Worcester Per 100k

Crime Worcester MA USA
Violent Crime 726.6 358.0 382.9
Murder 2.7 2.5 5.3
Robbery 175.0 71.0 98.0
Aggravated Assault 526.2 252.5 248.9
Property Crime 2186.3 1437.0 2362.0
Burglary 467.8 249.1 430.4
Larceny 1504.0 1078.0 1694.0
Car Theft 214.5 109.9 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Worcester

White
57.4% (105,392)
African American
12.2% (22,317)
American Indian
0.2% (394)
Asian
7.1% (12,965)
Hawaiian
0.0% (60)
Other
0.4% (793)
Two Or More
1.9% (3,568)
Hispanic
20.8% (38,188)
Race Worcester MA USA
White 57.4% 73.7% 60.6%
African American 12.2% 6.6% 10.4%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 7.1% 6.1% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.4% 0.6% 3.9%
Two Or More 1.9% 2.0% 2.5%
Hispanic 20.8% 10.9% 17.3%

Household Income For Worcester, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
10.6% (19,469)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.2% (15,061)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.9% (21,857)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.2% (18,735)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.3% (22,592)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.9% (31,041)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (19,837)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.9% (21,857)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.8% (6,979)
$200,000 or more
3.2% (5,877)
Income Worcester MA USA
Less than $10,000 10.6% 6.0% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.2% 5.0% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.9% 8.2% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.2% 7.4% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.3% 10.2% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.9% 15.5% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 12.5% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.9% 17.2% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.8% 8.5% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 3.2% 9.6% 5.7%

Gender in Worcester

Female
50.8% (93,312)
Male
49.2% (90,364)
Gender Worcester MA USA
Female 50.8% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.2% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Worcester for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.6% (12,073)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (16,497)
High School / GED
30.3% (55,610)
Some College
16.6% (30,571)
Associate's Degree
7.8% (14,335)
Bachelor's Degree
18.4% (33,883)
Master's Degree
7.7% (14,144)
Professional Degree
1.8% (3,338)
Doctorate Degree
1.8% (3,221)
Education Worcester MA USA
< 9th Grade 6.6% 4.7% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 5.3% 7.4%
High School / GED 30.3% 25.1% 27.5%
Some College 16.6% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.8% 7.7% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 18.4% 23.1% 18.8%
Master's Degree 7.7% 12.7% 8.2%
Professional Degree 1.8% 2.9% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.8% 2.6% 1.3%

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