Worcester County, Massachusetts Population 2022

Worcester County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 835,326 with a growth rate of 0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Worcester County, Massachusetts is the 3rd largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 Population was 800,391 and has seen a growth of 4.36% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179056,8070.00%
180061,1924,3857.72%
181064,9103,7186.08%
182073,6258,71513.43%
183084,35510,73014.57%
184095,31310,95812.99%
1850130,78935,47637.22%
1860159,65928,87022.07%
1870192,71633,05720.70%
1880226,89734,18117.74%
1890280,78753,89023.75%
1900346,95866,17123.57%
1910399,65752,69915.19%
1920455,13555,47813.88%
1930491,24236,1077.93%
1940504,47013,2282.69%
1950546,40141,9318.31%
1960583,22836,8276.74%
1970637,96954,7419.39%
1980646,3528,3831.31%
1990709,70563,3539.80%
2010800,39190,68612.78%
2011804,0633,6720.46%
2012806,9422,8790.36%
2013810,8463,9040.48%
2014815,5264,6800.58%
2015818,1172,5910.32%
2016820,3202,2030.27%
2017825,7495,4290.66%
2018829,0543,3050.40%
2019830,6221,5680.19%
2020832,1901,5680.19%
2021833,7581,5680.19%
2022835,3261,5680.19%
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Worcester County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White679,58182.21%
Black or African American41,5665.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7680.21%
Asian41,3495.00%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2980.04%
Some Other Race25,7023.11%
Two or More Races36,3914.40%
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Worcester County, Massachusetts Population by Race

Worcester County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2022

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.2


Total

39


Male

41.4


Female

Worcester County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 652,152 adults, (129,519 of whom are seniors) in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Worcester County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

419,219

50.71%

Male

407,436

49.29%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Population by Age

Worcester County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.1%15.9%
All65.7%34.3%
Male61.8%38.2%
Non Family46.8%53.2%
Female46.2%53.8%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Worcester County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All314,0812.5465.7
Married153,6143.284.1
Male14,6013.2661.8
Female37,2593.2146.2
Non Family108,6071.2746.8

3.11

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,4833.05%
9th to 12th Grade32,3885.66%
High School Graduate156,69827.38%
Some College102,12017.84%
Associates Degree51,5889.01%
Bachelors Degree125,92322.00%
Graduate Degree86,18815.06%
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Worcester County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Worcester County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian27,87123,71216,605
Islander18115179
White456,408428,372174,643
Black25,40922,5528,812
2+ Races15,55513,6454,621
Native American1,231905283
Hispanic53,74039,5248,399
Other Race15,44311,1291,974

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.58%.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,031$60,046$42,240
Less Than 9th Grade$30,377$34,184$24,395
High School Graduate$38,945$47,404$29,428
Some College$44,186$53,888$37,317
Bachelors Degree$63,168$78,848$51,875
Graduate Degree$81,701$100,841$72,891

$51,031

Average Earnings

$60,046

Average Male

$42,240

Average Female

Worcester County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language by Age

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Language

79.98% of Worcester County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 20.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.67% of the population.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,69551730.50%
Hispanic93,98722,17223.59%
Multiple35,0596,10517.41%
Black38,7495,59614.44%
Asian40,4093,8589.55%
White605,64743,3317.15%
Islander270165.93%
Other5,331NaN%

9.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.48%

Male Poverty Rate

10.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts is Native, with 30.50% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.79%.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.21%
High School10.64%
Some College7.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.47%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.83%
Male Unemployed18.31%
Female Employed4.04%
Female Unemployed29.77%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Worcester County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,155$100,656
Families$99,320$120,306
Married Families$116,152$138,140
Non Families$42,095$58,722
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Income by Household Type

Worcester County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Worcester County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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41,251

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War6,686
First Gulf War7,108
Vietnam13,657
Korea3,461
World War II1,450

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,991
35 to 549,368
55 to 648,283
65 to 749,931
75+10,678

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White38,8157.07%
Black1,3184.31%
Native American1158.14%
Asian2300.73%
Other Race2171.20%
2+ Races5562.77%
Hispanic1,3902.11%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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5.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Worcester County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.51%

Born in Worcester County, Massachusetts

87.63%

Native Born

12.37%

Foreign Born

5.60%

Non Citizen

6.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.63% of Worcester County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 66.51% having been born in Massachusetts. 5.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Place of Birth

  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

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