Worcester, Massachusetts Population 2018
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. Current estimates show that this number has since risen to 184,508. The city’s total area is 38.6 square miles, and the population density is 4,700 people per square mile.
Over 69% of Worcester’s residents are white, with the remainder of the racial makeup consisting of 11.6% blacks, 6.1% Asians, 8.4% other races, and 4% mixed race. 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—just 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’s population grew significantly throughout its early years, primarily due to immigration. A population 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 recorded again in 1990. Since the last census in 2010, the population is up nearly 2% indicating that this city is growing once again.