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. Much of the housing stock in Worcester was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, Worcester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Worcester are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Worcester really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Worcester is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Worcester more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Worcester’s character and quality of life.
Not only is Worcester a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Worcester a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
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.
In addition, Worcester has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.87%).
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||$218,348|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$963|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $51,000||2.82%|
|$51,001 - $101,000||2.57%|
|$101,001 - $202,000||36.01%|
|$202,001 - $303,000||42.73%|
|$303,001 - $404,000||11.73%|
|$404,001 - $505,000||2.34%|
|$505,001 - $758,000||1.37%|
|$758,001 - $1,011,000||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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