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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017185,6775580.30%
2016185,1192460.13%
2015184,8732810.15%
2014184,5921,1710.64%
2013183,4217940.43%
2012182,6271700.09%
2011182,4576270.34%
2010181,8309,1825.32%
2000172,6482,8891.70%
1990169,7597,9604.92%
1980161,799-14,773-8.37%
1970176,572-10,015-5.37%
1960186,587-16,899-8.30%
1950203,4869,7925.06%
1940193,694-1,617-0.83%
1930195,31115,5578.65%
1920179,75433,76823.13%
1910145,98627,56523.28%
1900118,42133,76639.89%
189084,65526,36445.23%
188058,29117,18641.81%
187041,10516,14564.68%
186024,9607,91146.40%
185017,0499,552127.41%
18407,4973,32479.65%
18304,1731,17339.10%
18203,00040015.38%
18102,6002008.33%
18002,40030014.29%
17902,1000.00%

Worcester Population in 2018Source: Viking1943 at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White127,621
Black or African American25,058
Asian12,986
Some Other Race9,481
Two or More Races7,916
American Indian and Alaska Native555
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Worcester Population Pyramid 2018

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Worcester Median Age

34


Total

32.8


Male

35.5


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 147,985 adults in Worcester.

Worcester Age Dependency

49.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Worcester Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5
Houses Without Mortgage
8,652
Houses With Mortgage
20,668
Vacancy Rate
9.1
Median Rent
975
Median Home Value
206,500
Renter-Occupied Units
39,884
Owner-Occupied Units
29,320
Total Housing Units
76,173

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Worcester for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5.5% and the labor force participation rate is 62%.

Worcester Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.48
Average Family Size
3.26
Total Households
69204
Married Couple Households
23364
Male Householder (no wife) Families
3942
Female Householder (no husband) Families
10912
Non Family Households
30986
Total Families
38218
Households With Own Children
17331
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.5
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.5

Worcester Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
7,367
$10,000 to $14,999
5,703
$15,000 to $24,999
8,222
$25,000 to $34,999
7,077
$35,000 to $49,999
8,531
$50,000 to $74,999
11,686
$75,000 to $99,999
7,477
$100,000 to $149,999
8,241
$150,000 to $199,999
2,652
Over $200,000
2,248

Worcester Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Worcester

Massachusetts

$45,599

$70,954

$63,669

$97,295

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.0450.090.1350.18

Worcester Education Data

Worcester Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
7,8116.57%
9th to 12th Grade
10,6738.98%
High School Graduate
35,97730.28%
Some College
19,77816.64%
Associates Degree
9,2747.80%
Bachelors Degree
21,92118.45%
Graduate Degree
13,39511.27%