Worcester County, Massachusetts Population 2019

Worcester County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 826,116 with a growth rate of 0.66% 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
2017826,1165,4350.66%
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
White690,916
Black or African American39,558
Asian38,606
Some Other Race24,332
Two or More Races22,794
American Indian and Alaska Native1,864
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander179

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Worcester County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2019

5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,00035,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,00035,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Worcester County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.1


Total

38.7


Male

41.3


Female

Worcester County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 640,471 adults, (118,983 of whom are seniors) in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Worcester County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

414,662

50.68%

Male

403,587

49.32%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Worcester County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Worcester County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All64.7%35.3%
Male57.1%42.9%
Non Family46.2%53.8%
Female43.3%56.7%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Worcester County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All305,9752.5864.7
Married151,5643.2483.3
Non Family103,9211.2846.2
Female36,9863.2443.3
Male13,5043.3957.1

3.16

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

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 Grade19,9393.57%
9th to 12th Grade34,5506.18%
High School Graduate160,21228.65%
Some College97,06617.36%
Associates Degree49,9028.92%
Bachelors Degree120,81321.60%
Graduate Degree76,80413.73%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White457,651425,178167,514
Hispanic47,22732,7516,903
Asian25,21621,28314,440
Black23,38720,0506,613
Other Race14,3649,4501,383
Multiple Races8,9207,4632,469
Native American1,256984315
Islander13210536

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.90%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.27%.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,361$53,624$38,926
Less Than High School$25,784$30,979$20,542
High School Grad$35,404$42,464$26,519
Some College$41,238$50,810$35,576
Bachelors Degree$59,457$73,227$48,802
Graduate Degree$76,393$93,346$68,135

$46,361

Average Earnings

$53,624

Average Male

$38,926

Average Female

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language

81.36% of Worcester County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 18.64% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.07% of the population.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White617,44349,8508.07%
Hispanic84,91025,30629.80%
Black36,5457,15219.57%
Other23,6226,06325.67%
Multiple21,9314,52320.62%
Asian37,7044,11610.92%
Native1,78439422.09%
Islander1562113.46%

11.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.78%

Male Poverty Rate

12.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts is Hispanic, with 29.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts is White, with 8.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.67%.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.93%
High School11.88%
Some College8.24%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.55%
Male Unemployed23.37%
Female Employed4.91%
Male Employed3.07%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Income

Worcester County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$69,313$90,372
Families$88,971$108,065
Married Families$105,014$124,809
Non Families$36,323$51,649

Worcester County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Worcester County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

45,327

Number of Veterans

42,773

Male Veterans

2,554

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam15,320
First Gulf War6,569
Second Gulf War5,489
Korea4,948
World War II3,201

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 7411,822
75+11,810
35 to 5410,830
55 to 647,984
18 to 342,881

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White43,2297.84%
Hispanic1,2512.13%
Black9223.19%
2 or More5444.74%
Asian3531.21%
Other2221.26%
Indian443.05%
Hawaiian138.39%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

6.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Worcester County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Worcester County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

6.1%

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