Worcester, Massachusetts Census Data & Community Profile

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Worcester GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Worcester, MA
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Worcester, MA was 172,648.

Worcester Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Worcester was 82,914, which represents 48 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Worcester, MA
There are an estimated 29,283 married men in the town. 44.7 percent of men over 15 years old in Worcester are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Worcester is 89,734 which is 52 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Worcester, Massachusetts
There are an estimated 28,941 married women in the community. 39.7 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Worcester, MA
The median age of people living in Worcester, MA was 33.4 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Worcester was 11,142. There were 131,921 people above the age of 18, which represents 76.4 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 14.1 percent of the population (24,389) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Worcester, MA
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Worcester, MA was 166,787.

White Population in Worcester, MA
The estimated White population in the Worcester community is 133,124, which is 77.1 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Worcester, Massachusetts
The estimated Black/African American population is 11,892, which is 6.9 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Worcester, MA
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Worcester, MA was 769.

Asian Population in Worcester, Massachusetts
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 8,402.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Worcester, MA
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Worcester was an estimated 96.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 12,504, while those of “two or more races” was 5,861 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Worcester community was 26,155, or 15.1 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Worcester, MA
The household population number in Worcester was 161,541.

Group Quarters Population in Worcester, MA
Group Quarters population in the community was 11,107.

Average Household Size in Worcester, MA
The average household size in Worcester is 2.41 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.11 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Worcester, MA
At the time of the last census survey, there were 70,723 total housing units in Worcester.

The number of occupied housing units was 67,028, or 94.8 of the total units in town. Of these, 29,054 were owner-occupied (43.3), and 37,974 were renter-occupied (56.7, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 3,695 vacant homes in Worcester at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Worcester, Massachusetts
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 21,591, with a median value in dollars of 119,600.

Monthly Owner Costs in Worcester, MA
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,111 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Worcester, average costs per month were $357 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 83,382 people in the community had a high school degree, or 76.7 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Worcester, Massachusetts
25,362 people in Worcester also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 23.3 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Worcester, MA
The number of Civilian Veterans in Worcester was 13,879, or 10.5 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Worcester, MA
In 2000, there were 38,068 people in Worcester, MA listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Worcester, MA
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 45,425 people in Worcester who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 28.1 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Worcester, Massachusetts
There were 82,812 in the labor force in Worcester at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 60.8 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Worcester was 21.9 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Worcester, MA
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $35,623. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Worcester, MA
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $42,988. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Worcester, Massachusetts
Per capita income in Worcester in the last full census was 18,614. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Worcester numbered 5,592, or 14.1 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Worcester, MA
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 29,115, or 17.9 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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