Worcester, Massachusetts Population 2019
Worcester is a city located in the state of Massachusetts. It serves as the county seat for Worcester County. Its location in Central Massachusetts has earned it the nickname, “Heart of the Commonwealth.” The last official population count was taken at the time of the 2010 US Census, during which the population was found to be 181,045. This number makes it the second most populated city in the state.
Worcester City Size and Population Density
Current estimates show that this number has since risen to 185,877. The city’s total area is 38.6 square miles, and the population density is 4,700 people per square mile.
Diversity and Population Statistics
Nearly 21% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin. Worcester has always been appealing to immigrants from all around the globe, and many different ethnicities can be found living within the city, including French, Puerto Ricans, Poles, Lebanese, Indians, and Brazilians—to name a few.
There are more females than males living in Worcester, making up 51.3% of the total population according to data from the 2010 Census. The median age of residents in Worcester is 33.4.
Worcester Population Growth
Worcester’s population grew significantly throughout its early years, primarily due to immigration. A community of just over 2,400 people at the beginning of the 19th century exploded to over 118,000 in the next century. This number continued to rise until reaching its peak of 203,486 in 1950. After this, the population began to drop until finally growth was re-recorded in 1990. Since the last census in 2010, the population is up nearly 2% indicating that this city is growing once again.
Worcester, Massachusetts's estimated population is 185,877 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Worcester, Massachusetts is the 2nd largest city in Massachusetts based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 4975.37 people/mi² (1920.99 people/km²).
The overall median age is 34.2 years, 32.8 years for males, and 35.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 78,036 households in the city, with an average size of 2.43 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.8%, with a median rent of $1015/month. The median house has 5 rooms, and has a value of $210,600.
The median income for households in Worcester, Massachusetts is $45,869, while the mean household income is $65,446.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Worcester was:
- White: 69.40%
- Black or African American: 13.23%
- Asian: 7.31%
- Other race: 5.31%
- Two or more races: 4.20%
- Native American: 0.52%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%