Worcester County, Massachusetts Population 2021

Worcester County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 833,758 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 null largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 Population was 800,391 and has seen a growth of 4.17% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021833,7581,5680.19%
2020832,1901,5680.19%
2019830,6221,5680.19%
2018829,0543,3050.40%
2017825,7495,4290.66%
2016820,3202,2030.27%
2015818,1172,5910.32%
2014815,5264,6800.58%
2013810,8463,9040.48%
2012806,9422,8790.36%
2011804,0633,6720.46%
2010800,39190,68612.78%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.19%
County Website
Founded
April 2, 1731
County Seat
2010 Population
800,391
Growth Since 2010
4.17%
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Worcester County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White690,14683.68%
Black or African American41,3665.02%
Asian40,5084.91%
Some Other Race26,6233.23%
Two or More Races23,6602.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,1810.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2880.03%
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Worcester County, Massachusetts Population By Race

Worcester County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2021

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.2


Total

38.9


Male

41.3


Female

Worcester County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 649,132 adults, (126,028 of whom are seniors) in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Worcester County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Mujer

418,130

50.70%

Masculino

406,642

49.30%

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
Married83.8%16.2%
All65.1%34.9%
Masculino58.7%41.3%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Mujer45.4%54.6%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Worcester County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All309,9512.5665.1
Married152,1293.2383.8
Non Family107,3061.2746.1
Mujer36,9183.2945.4
Masculino13,5983.3658.7

3.15

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,1493.19%
9th to 12th Grade34,4436.06%
High School Graduate157,82827.76%
Some College99,56117.51%
Associates Degree51,6079.08%
Bachelors Degree124,95521.98%
Graduate Degree81,97414.42%
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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
White457,167427,158172,371
Hispanic51,56636,7167,477
Asian27,27423,39816,298
Black24,94721,7258,137
Other Race15,88310,7292,054
2+ Races8,4697,5382,434
Native American1,4251,126292
Islander16212865

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.76%.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$49,690$57,127$41,405
Less Than 9th Grade$27,292$31,429$22,540
High School Graduate$38,374$46,194$29,047
Some College$43,092$53,561$36,899
Bachelors Degree$61,904$77,024$50,922
Graduate Degree$80,708$100,041$72,037

$49,690

Average Earnings

$57,127

Average Male

$41,405

Average Female

Worcester County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language by Age

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Worcester County, Massachusetts Language

80.32% of Worcester County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 19.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.52% of the population.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Language

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White609,95144,6837.33%
Hispanic91,37623,24225.44%
Black38,1016,07915.95%
Other25,9625,87422.63%
Asian39,5634,34110.97%
Multiple22,6674,01717.72%
Native2,12344520.96%
Islander262155.73%

10.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.96%

Male Poverty Rate

11.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts is Hispanic, with 25.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Worcester County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 5.73% 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 10.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.18%.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.39%
High School10.96%
Some College8.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.33%
Male Unemployed21.15%
Female Employed4.47%
Male Employed2.77%

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$74,679$97,304
Families$96,393$116,660
Married Families$112,139$133,980
Non Families$39,474$55,820
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Income by Household Type

Worcester County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

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 55-64, 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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43,487

Number of Veterans

40,729

Male Veterans

2,758

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam15,215
First Gulf War7,317
Second Gulf War6,561
Korea3,872
World War II1,954

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7411,233
75+10,951
35 to 5410,199
55 to 648,015
18 to 343,089

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White41,2167.43%
Hispanic1,6002.51%
Black1,1193.71%
2+ Races4704.06%
Asian3411.09%
Other Race1911.01%
Native American1358.46%
Islander156.85%

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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5.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Worcester County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

5%

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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66.59%

Born in Worcester County, Massachusetts

87.87%

Native Born

12.13%

Foreign Born

5.52%

Non Citizen

6.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.87% of Worcester County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 66.59% having been born in Massachusetts. 5.52% 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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