Most Expensive Worcester Neighborhoods
|2||Pleasant St / Highland St|
|4||Westchester / Assumption College|
|6||Great Brook Valley|
Worcester is a relatively large city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 182,544 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Worcester is the second largest community in Massachusetts. Worcester has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Worcester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Worcester is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Worcester who work in office and administrative support (14.22%), sales jobs (9.32%) and management occupations (7.19%).
Also of interest is that Worcester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Worcester is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Worcester has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Worcester enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Worcester.
Not only is Worcester a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
In terms of college education, Worcester is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.75% of adults in Worcester have a college degree.
The per capita income in Worcester in 2010 was $24,330, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,320 for a family of four. However, Worcester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Worcester is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Worcester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Worcester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Worcester also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Worcester include Irish, Italian, French, Polish, English and French Canadian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Worcester's cultural character, accounting for 20.87% of the city’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Worcester are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Worcester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages and Vietnamese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||68,613|
|WORCESTER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||41.59%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||58.41%|
|TYPE OF WORCESTER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||32.12%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.45%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||33.60%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||27.59%|
|SIZE OF WORCESTER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.62%|
|AGE OF WORCESTER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.28%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||21.91%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||23.63%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||49.19%|
|WORCESTER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$217,509|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$959|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||2.82%|
|$50,001 - $101,000||2.57%|
|$101,001 - $201,000||36.01%|
|$201,001 - $302,000||42.73%|
|$302,001 - $403,000||11.73%|
|$403,001 - $503,000||2.34%|
|$503,001 - $755,000||1.37%|
|$755,001 - $1,007,000||0.24%|
|PEOPLE OF WORCESTER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.74%|
|5 TO 17||15.12%|
|18 TO 24||14.62%|
|25 TO 34||15.16%|
|35 TO 54||25.90%|
|55 TO 64||10.38%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.09%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||84.33%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$45,932|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$24,330|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||21.43%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (20.69%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.53%)
Public Service (4.07%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||12.40%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.25%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.06%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.65%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.81%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||20.41%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (11.78%)
French Canadian (2.33%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (65.23%)
African languages (3.54%)
Other Indo-European (1.43%)
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