Worcester Population 2022

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Worcester is a city that is located in Worcestershire, England. The city has a population of 101,328 according to estimates taken in 2015. The city is the seat of a Church of England bishop. The city has a long, rich history and a unique culture that makes it stand apart.

Worcester Demographics

According to the 2001 census, over 96% of the population were noted as white. Over 94% of these people were White British, higher than England’s national average. Most residents are Christian, comprising 77% of the population. Approximately 21% of the residents do not follow a religion or did not choose to respond to the question when the census was taken. There are, however, many churches of all denominations throughout Worcester, including Baptist, Catholic, Islam, and Buddhism.

Ethnic minorities that live in this city include those who originate from China, India, Pakistan, Italy, Bangladesh and Poland. The largest minority group is British Pakistanis, which account for about 1.3% of the total population.

Worcester History

The city of Worcester had had a significant population since medieval times, when it had a population of around 10,000 people. This was primarily due to the increase in cloth manufacturing.

Worcester was designated as a county corporate and was autonomous from local government in the late medieval period. The city went under attack when Charles II attempted to regain the crown in the 1600s but was defeated.

The city was the home of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company, which was founded in 1751 and operated until 2009 when they joined another industrial group - continuing their porcelain work. There are, however, still decorators working for the company, and it has a museum available for visitors.

Heading into the 18th century through the 19th century, the city became known for glove making. The industry employed 30,000 people in Worcester. The 1800s also saw further growth, including the opening of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, which opened up the city for more trade. Also notable during this time period was the development of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, which is still made and developed in Worcester.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the city of Worcester underwent big changes, including the demolition and rebuilding of the medieval center, which was condemned by many residents.

Today, the city has manufacturing plants that are important to the local economy. The city also has modern housing, business centers, and retail shopping centers. However, traces of the past still remain through the various parks, monuments and landmarks, including the Anglican Cathedral. The city also hosts multiple sports teams, as well as festivals and shows held annually.

Worcester Population Growth

At the time of the 2001 census, the population of Worcester was recorded as 93,353. Estimates in 2015 show that the number has grown to over 101,000, indicating that there is strong growth of the city. The flourishing economy of the city and business opportunities are expected to continue to attract more residents to further expand the population.

Year Population
1950219,480
1951220,085
1952220,692
1953221,298
1954221,908
1955222,519
1956223,132
1957223,746
1958224,362
1959224,980
1960225,968
1961228,077
1962230,208
1963232,359
1964234,533
1965236,722
1966238,934
1967241,166
1968243,423
1969245,695
1970248,092
1971250,820
1972253,583
1973256,368
1974259,188
1975262,039
1976264,925
1977267,834
1978270,780
1979273,759
1980276,945
1981280,682
1982284,475
1983288,319
1984292,221
1985296,165
1986300,167
1987304,223
1988308,340
1989312,501
1990318,105
1991328,080
1992338,383
1993348,979
1994359,922
1995371,208
1996382,865
1997394,854
1998407,236
1999420,006
2000431,207
2001436,570
2002442,008
2003447,513
2004453,094
2005458,730
2006464,443
2007470,228
2008476,093
2009482,014
2010488,018
2011494,096
2012500,258
2013506,481
2014512,789
2015519,174
2016525,651
2017532,208
2018538,846
2019543,277
2020547,743
2021552,292
2022556,968
2023561,791
2024566,758
2025571,856
2026577,065
2027582,360
2028587,703
2029593,060
2030598,396
2031603,691
2032608,933
2033614,114
2034619,228
2035624,272

Worcester Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950219,4800.00%
1951220,0850.28%605
1952220,6920.28%607
1953221,2980.27%606
1954221,9080.28%610
1955222,5190.28%611
1956223,1320.28%613
1957223,7460.28%614
1958224,3620.28%616
1959224,9800.28%618
1960225,9680.44%988
1961228,0770.93%2,109
1962230,2080.93%2,131
1963232,3590.93%2,151
1964234,5330.94%2,174
1965236,7220.93%2,189
1966238,9340.93%2,212
1967241,1660.93%2,232
1968243,4230.94%2,257
1969245,6950.93%2,272
1970248,0920.98%2,397
1971250,8201.10%2,728
1972253,5831.10%2,763
1973256,3681.10%2,785
1974259,1881.10%2,820
1975262,0391.10%2,851
1976264,9251.10%2,886
1977267,8341.10%2,909
1978270,7801.10%2,946
1979273,7591.10%2,979
1980276,9451.16%3,186
1981280,6821.35%3,737
1982284,4751.35%3,793
1983288,3191.35%3,844
1984292,2211.35%3,902
1985296,1651.35%3,944
1986300,1671.35%4,002
1987304,2231.35%4,056
1988308,3401.35%4,117
1989312,5011.35%4,161
1990318,1051.79%5,604
1991328,0803.14%9,975
1992338,3833.14%10,303
1993348,9793.13%10,596
1994359,9223.14%10,943
1995371,2083.14%11,286
1996382,8653.14%11,657
1997394,8543.13%11,989
1998407,2363.14%12,382
1999420,0063.14%12,770
2000431,2072.67%11,201
2001436,5701.24%5,363
2002442,0081.25%5,438
2003447,5131.25%5,505
2004453,0941.25%5,581
2005458,7301.24%5,636
2006464,4431.25%5,713
2007470,2281.25%5,785
2008476,0931.25%5,865
2009482,0141.24%5,921
2010488,0181.25%6,004
2011494,0961.25%6,078
2012500,2581.25%6,162
2013506,4811.24%6,223
2014512,7891.25%6,308
2015519,1741.25%6,385
2016525,6511.25%6,477
2017532,2081.25%6,557
2018538,8461.25%6,638
2019543,2770.82%4,431
2020547,7430.82%4,466
2021552,2920.83%4,549
2022556,9680.85%4,676
2023561,7910.87%4,823
2024566,7580.88%4,967
2025571,8560.90%5,098
2026577,0650.91%5,209
2027582,3600.92%5,295
2028587,7030.92%5,343
2029593,0600.91%5,357
2030598,3960.90%5,336
2031603,6910.88%5,295
2032608,9330.87%5,242
2033614,1140.85%5,181
2034619,2280.83%5,114
2035624,2720.81%5,044

Worcester Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
New York Newark18,866,5320.23%
Los Angeles Long Beach Santa Ana12,487,7370.23%
Chicago8,901,0730.27%
Houston6,603,1241.73%
Dallas Fort Worth6,487,7581.43%
Miami6,214,8180.77%
Atlanta6,012,5771.71%
Philadelphia5,756,2740.40%
Washington, D.c.5,434,4831.04%
Phoenix Mesa4,652,3021.50%
Boston4,326,5730.27%
Detroit3,521,436-0.26%
Seattle3,489,1050.82%
San Francisco Oakland3,317,9750.14%
San Diego3,294,7470.69%
Minneapolis St Paul2,967,0430.72%
Tampa St Petersburg2,944,6991.14%
Denver Aurora2,897,1561.21%
Las Vegas2,839,0302.42%
Riverside San Bernardino2,556,0801.68%

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