Latest Data (2018)
Population 185,877
Nationwide Rank 136

Quick Facts

Worcester, Massachusetts is the 136th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Worcester, Massachusetts is a city.

Worcester, Massachusetts is currently 8.7% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Worcester, Massachusetts's growth is below average. 69% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Worcester, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
126 Columbus, Georgia 194,160 4.1%
127 Tallahassee, Florida 193,551 26.5%
128 Overland Park, Kansas 192,536 26.9%
129 Tempe, Arizona 192,364 21.0%
130 McKinney, Texas 191,645 242.2%
131 Mobile, Alabama 189,572 -4.6%
132 Cape Coral, Florida 189,343 83.2%
133 Shreveport, Louisiana 188,987 -5.7%
134 Frisco, Texas 188,170 433.3%
135 Knoxville, Tennessee 187,500 6.3%
136 Worcester, Massachusetts 185,877 7.7%
137 Brownsville, Texas 183,392 27.9%
138 Vancouver, Washington 183,012 24.8%
139 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 182,595 6.7%
140 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 181,883 44.8%
141 Ontario, California 181,107 14.1%
142 Chattanooga, Tennessee 180,557 15.1%
143 Providence, Rhode Island 179,335 3.1%
144 Newport News, Virginia 178,626 -0.9%
145 Rancho Cucamonga, California 177,751 37.6%
146 Santa Rosa, California 177,586 18.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
136 Worcester 185,877 7.7%
166 Springfield 155,032 2.0%
237 Cambridge 118,977 17.0%
266 Lowell 111,670 6.1%
332 Brockton 95,777 1.3%
334 New Bedford 95,315 1.5%
338 Lynn 94,654 6.1%
341 Quincy 94,580 7.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 185,877 136
2017 185,677 132
2016 184,508 131
2015 184,815 130
2014 183,016 131
2013 182,544 129
2012 182,669 127
2011 182,434 126
2010 181,045 126
2009 182,882 128
2008 182,596 127
2007 175,521 129
2006 175,862 129
2005 175,094 128
2004 174,419 126
2003 173,207 125
2002 172,634 125
2001 172,299 125
2000 172,500 123
1990 169,636 105
1980 161,799 92
1970 17,657 99
1960 186,587 66
1950 203,486 50
1940 193,694 44
1930 195,311 42
1920 179,754 35
1910 145,986 33
1900 118,421 29
1890 84,655 33
1880 58,291 28
1870 41,105 30
1860 24,960 36
1850 17,049 40
1840 7,497 54