Latest Data (2016)
Population 184,508
Nationwide Rank 131

Quick Facts

Worcester, Massachusetts is the 131st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Worcester, Massachusetts is a city.

Worcester, Massachusetts is currently 9.3% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Worcester, Massachusetts's growth is below average. 68% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Worcester, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
121 Grand Rapids, Michigan 196,445 -0.7%
122 Shreveport, Louisiana 194,920 -2.8%
123 Salt Lake City, Utah 193,744 6.5%
124 Huntsville, Alabama 193,079 20.6%
125 Mobile, Alabama 192,904 -2.9%
126 Tallahassee, Florida 190,894 24.7%
127 Grand Prairie, Texas 190,682 48.8%
128 Overland Park, Kansas 188,966 24.5%
129 Knoxville, Tennessee 186,239 5.6%
130 Port St. Lucie, Florida 185,132 107.6%
131 Worcester, Massachusetts 184,508 6.9%
132 Brownsville, Texas 183,823 28.2%
133 Tempe, Arizona 182,498 14.8%
134 Santa Clarita, California 181,972 16.9%
135 Newport News, Virginia 181,825 0.8%
136 Cape Coral, Florida 179,804 73.9%
137 Providence, Rhode Island 179,219 3.0%
138 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 178,752 4.4%
139 Chattanooga, Tennessee 177,571 13.2%
140 Rancho Cucamonga, California 176,534 36.7%
141 Oceanside, California 175,464 8.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
131 Worcester 184,508 6.9%
165 Springfield 154,074 1.4%
262 Cambridge 110,651 8.8%
263 Lowell 110,558 5.1%
323 Brockton 95,630 1.2%
329 New Bedford 95,032 1.2%
338 Quincy 93,688 6.0%
342 Lynn 92,697 3.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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