Leicester, Massachusetts Population 2024

10,961

Leicester is a city located in Worcester County Massachusetts. Leicester has a 2024 population of 10,961. Leicester is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -0.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,062 in 2020.

The average household income in Leicester is $111,422 with a poverty rate of 4.2%. The median age in Leicester is 42.4 years: 42.6 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Leicester Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leicester was:

  • White: 90.22%
  • Two or more races: 4.05%
  • Black or African American: 3.7%
  • Other race: 1.53%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
23.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
471.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.91% (-101)
The current population of Leicester, Massachusetts is 10,961 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,062.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,98490.22%
Two or more races4484.05%
Black or African American4093.7%
Other race1691.53%
Asian560.51%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Leicester Population by Race

Leicester Population Pyramid 2024

Leicester Median Age

42.4

Total

42.6

Male

42.2

Female

Leicester Adults

There are 8,876 adults, (1,889 of whom are seniors) in Leicester.

Leicester Age Dependency

58.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Leicester Sex Ratio

Female5,32448.11%
Male5,74251.89%

Leicester Population by Age

Leicester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0522.6585.414.6
Married2,2843.1390.99.1
Non Family1,0981.187426
Female4323.1177.122.9
Male2384.051000

3.1

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

85.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leicester Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3454.41%
Associates Degree96212.3%
Bachelors Degree1,25416.04%
Graduate Degree93711.98%
High School Graduate2,26829%
Less Than 9th Grade1391.78%
Some College1,91524.49%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Leicester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leicester Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White7,0136,5812,046
Hispanic30829323
2+ Races30029565
Black16513325
Other Race1531530
Asian545432

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.26%.

Leicester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$64,125$71,938$61,724
Graduate Degree$84,189$79,221$85,938
High School Graduate$49,167$62,250$40,061
Less Than 9th Grade$41,458$73,333$0
Overall$53,430$62,330$47,714
Some College$42,359$57,888$39,444

$53,430

Average Earnings

$62,330

Average Male

$47,714

Average Female

Leicester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leicester Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leicester Language

94.71% of Leicester residents speak only English, while 5.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.64% of the population.

Leicester Language

Leicester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,5042802.95%
Black36410629.12%
Other1536441.83%
Hispanic3946416.24%

4.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.62%

Male Poverty Rate

3.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leicester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leicester is Other, with 41.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leicester is White, with 2.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.87%.

Leicester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College4.09%
High School3.67%
Bachelors or Greater2.1%
Less Than 9th Grade0.42%

Leicester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.35%
Male Employed2.2%
Female Employed1.81%
Male Unemployed0%

Leicester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leicester Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$114,253$123,381
Households$93,885$111,422
Married Families$138,284$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,825$68,757

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leicester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Leicester Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Leicester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Leicester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leicester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

781

Number of Veterans

718

Male Veterans

63

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam239
Second Gulf War83
First Gulf War48
Korea35
World War II12

Leicester Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+279
55 to 64237
65 to 74142
18 to 3469
35 to 5454

Leicester Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6538.07%
2+ Races11230.52%
Black168%

Leicester Veterans by Race

Leicester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leicester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Leicester Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leicester Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leicester Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.6%

Born in Leicester

95.3%

Native Born

4.7%

Foreign Born

0.8%

Non Citizen

3.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.3% of Leicester residents were born in the United States, with 81.6% having been born in Massachusetts. 0.8% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Leicester Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,781-36-0.33%
202810,817-36-0.33%
202710,853-36-0.33%
202610,889-36-0.33%
202510,925-36-0.33%
202410,961-36-0.33%
202310,997-36-0.33%
202211,033-36-0.33%
202111,06970.06%
202011,062-263-2.32%
201911,325-37-0.33%
201811,362250.22%
201711,337560.5%
201611,281250.22%
201511,256550.49%
201411,201290.26%
201311,172620.56%
201211,1101191.08%
201110,991790.72%
201010,91200%

Leicester Population by Year