Worcester Population By Year

Population Graph For Worcester, 1840 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 207,621 116 0.9%
2022 205,676 117 -0.1%
2021 205,918 114 -0.2%
2020 206,242 114 1.3%
2010 181,045 126 0.5%
2000 172,500 123 0.2%
1990 169,636 105 0.5%
1980 161,799 92 24.8%
1970 17,657 99 -21.0%
1960 186,587 66 -0.9%
1950 203,486 50 0.5%
1940 193,694 44 -0.1%
1930 195,311 42 0.8%
1920 179,754 35 2.1%
1910 145,986 33 2.1%
1900 118,421 29 3.4%
1890 84,655 33 3.8%
1880 58,291 28 3.6%
1870 41,105 30 5.1%
1860 24,960 36 3.9%
1850 17,049 40 8.6%
1840 7,497 54

Worcester Population Facts

What is the current population of Worcester?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of Worcester is 207,621. Worcester, Massachusetts is the 116th largest city in the US.

What county is Worcester, Massachusetts in?

Worcester is located entirely in Worcester County.

What is the size of Worcester, Massachusetts in square miles?

Worcester has an area of 37.4 square miles. Worcester is the 6th largest city, by area, in Massachusetts.

What was the peak population of Worcester?

The current population of Worcester (207,621) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Worcester growing?

Worcester has grown 20.3% since the 2000. Worcester, Massachusetts's growth is about average. 49% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Worcester, Massachusetts?

Worcester has a population density of 4,844.5 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
116 Worcester 207,621 20.3%
174 Springfield 153,672 1.1%
248 Cambridge 118,214 16.2%
261 Lowell 114,296 8.6%
307 Brockton 104,890 11.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
110 McKinney, Texas 213,509 281.3%
111 Moreno Valley, California 212,392 48.2%
112 Des Moines, Iowa 210,381 5.3%
113 Fayetteville, North Carolina 209,749 5.1%
114 Salt Lake City, Utah 209,593 15.3%
115 Yonkers, New York 207,657 5.8%
116 Worcester, Massachusetts 207,621 20.3%
117 Rochester, New York 207,274 -5.5%
118 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 206,410 64.3%
119 Little Rock, Arkansas 203,842 11.1%
120 Amarillo, Texas 202,408 16.3%
121 Tallahassee, Florida 202,221 32.1%
122 Grand Prairie, Texas 202,134 57.8%

Worcester Demographics

What is the voting age population of Worcester, Massachusetts?

The total voting age population of Worcester, Massachusetts, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 133,416. The voting age population is 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

What percentage of Worcester, Massachusetts residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 13.6% of the residents of Worcester are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Worcester, Massachusetts?

The racial demographics of Worcester are 69.2% White, 13.3% Black, 7.4% Asian, 5.5% Other, 4.0% Two or more races, 0.6% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 21.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Worcester, Massachusetts residents are below the poverty line?

In Worcester, 20.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 27.0%. On a per-household basis, 14.6% of families are below the poverty line in Worcester.

What percentage of Worcester, Massachusetts residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 60.3% of Worcester residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Worcester, Massachusetts residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.7% of Worcester residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 30.2% have a bachelor's degree and 11.7% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Worcester, Massachusetts residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Worcester residents aged 5 and older, 34.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 16.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 8.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 5.6% speak an Asian language.

Worcester Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Worcester, Massachusetts?

The unemployment rate in Worcester is 5.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Worcester, Massachusetts residents work for the government?

In Worcester, 11.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Worcester, Massachusetts?

The median household income in Worcester is $48,139.

Worcester Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Worcester, Massachusetts?

In Worcester, 41.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Worcester, Massachusetts?

Renters occupy 58.7% of housing units in Worcester.

What percentage of Worcester, Massachusetts housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Worcester, 47.3% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Worcester, Massachusetts housing units were built after 2000?

In Worcester, 6.0% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 4,700 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Worcester, Massachusetts?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Worcester is $1,095.

What percentage of households in Worcester, Massachusetts have broadband internet?

In Worcester, 80.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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