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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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 made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Worcester is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
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 very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Worcester is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Worcester a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good 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.
Worcester also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 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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