Latest Data (2015)
Population 184,815
Nationwide Rank 130

Quick Facts

Worcester, Massachusetts is the 130th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Worcester, Massachusetts is a city.

Worcester, Massachusetts is currently 9.2% 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

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
124 Salt Lake City, Utah 5.9%
125 Huntsville, Alabama 19.0%
126 Tallahassee, Florida 24.1%
127 Grand Prairie, Texas 46.6%
128 Overland Park, Kansas 22.9%
129 Knoxville, Tennessee 5.1%
130 Worcester, Massachusetts 7.1%
131 Brownsville, Texas 28.2%
132 Newport News, Virginia 1.1%
133 Santa Clarita, California 17.1%
134 Port St. Lucie, Florida 101.1%
135 Providence, Rhode Island 3.0%
136 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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