Worcester County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Worcester County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 826,116 with a growth rate of 1.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Worcester County, Massachusetts is the 2nd largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017826,11612,5271.54%
2016813,589-7,092-0.86%
2016820,6812,3420.29%
2015818,3393,0770.38%
2014815,2624,4130.54%
2013810,8494,0840.51%
2012806,7652,7810.35%
2011803,9843,6940.46%
2010800,29090,58512.76%
1990709,70563,3539.80%
1980646,3528,3831.31%
1970637,96954,7419.39%
1960583,22836,8276.74%
1950546,40141,9318.31%
1940504,47013,2282.69%
1930491,24236,1077.93%
1920455,13555,47813.88%
1910399,65752,69915.19%
1900346,95866,17123.57%
1890280,78753,89023.75%
1880226,89734,18117.74%
1870192,71633,05720.70%
1860159,65928,87022.07%
1850130,78935,47637.22%
184095,31310,95812.99%
183084,35510,73014.57%
182073,6258,71513.43%
181064,9103,7186.08%
180061,1924,3857.72%
179056,8070.00%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White689,496
Black or African American39,053
Asian37,036
Some Other Race24,435
Two or More Races21,897
American Indian and Alaska Native1,511
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander161

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

Worcester County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Worcester County, Massachusetts Median Age

39.9


Total

38.4


Male

41.1


Female

Worcester County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 634,599 adults, (114,716 of which are seniors) in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

56.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Worcester County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

412,269

50.67%

Male

401,320

49.33%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Worcester County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Worcester County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All64.7%35.3%
Male55.1%44.9%
Non Family46.6%53.4%
Female43.2%56.8%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Worcester County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All302,7942.5964.7
Married149,6503.2683.3
Non Family102,5241.2846.6
Female36,9673.2643.2
Male13,6533.3655.1

3.18

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Worcester County, Massachusetts Households

Worcester County, Massachusetts Education

Worcester County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20,8833.78%
9th to 12th Grade34,2906.20%
High School Graduate159,82828.91%
Some College96,18317.40%
Associates Degree49,1728.89%
Bachelors Degree117,60221.27%
Graduate Degree74,95713.56%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White456,240422,510164,871
Hispanic44,88430,8126,546
Asian23,74020,04613,409
Black22,58619,2686,013
Other Race14,3219,2211,338
Multiple Races8,4726,8822,206
Native American1,071904231
Islander13510040

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 56.48%.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,134$52,302$37,379
Less Than High School$24,392$29,835$19,679
High School Grad$33,915$41,297$25,997
Some College$40,640$50,457$34,254
Bachelors Degree$58,122$71,922$48,199
Graduate Degree$74,963$91,876$66,341

$45,134

Average Earnings

$52,302

Average Male

$37,379

Average Female

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language

81.48% of Worcester County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 18.52% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.89% of the population.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White619,95352,1448.41%
Hispanic81,54925,06430.73%
Black36,0607,72721.43%
Other23,5396,95229.53%
Multiple20,9384,48221.41%
Asian36,2023,78010.44%
Native1,45128919.92%
Islander1612515.53%

11.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.25%

Male Poverty Rate

12.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts is Hispanic, with 30.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts is White, with 8.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.22%.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.83%
High School12.27%
Some College8.38%
Bachelors or Greater3.88%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.93%
Male Unemployed24.72%
Female Employed5.16%
Male Employed3.40%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Income

Worcester County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,005$86,908
Families$85,560$104,090
Married Families$102,124$120,559
Non Families$35,385$49,172

Worcester County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Worcester County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Worcester County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

Worcester County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

47,532

Number of Veterans

44,856

Male Veterans

2,676

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam16,250
First Gulf War6,898
Second Gulf War5,286
Korea5,245
World War II3,835

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 7412,183
75+12,168
35 to 5411,457
55 to 648,737
18 to 342,987

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White45,4768.30%
Hispanic1,3572.41%
Black9403.35%
2 or More4624.21%
Asian2931.06%
Other2261.26%
Indian1189.15%
Hawaiian1712.59%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

6.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Worcester County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Worcester County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

67%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Worcester County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

Worcester County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Worcester County, Massachusetts

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Worcester18098318450835251.95%
Leominster40759416639042.22%
Fitchburg4031840414960.24%
Gardner20228204302021.00%
Southbridge Town16719168311120.67%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990