Latest Data (2017)
Population 185,677
Nationwide Rank 132

Quick Facts

Worcester, Massachusetts is the 132nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Worcester, Massachusetts is a city.

Worcester, Massachusetts is currently 8.8% 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
2000-2017
122 Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia 197,166 1.0%
123 Huntsville, Alabama 194,585 21.5%
124 Columbus, Georgia 194,058 4.0%
125 Grand Prairie, Texas 193,837 51.3%
126 Shreveport, Louisiana 192,036 -4.2%
127 Overland Park, Kansas 191,278 26.0%
128 Tallahassee, Florida 191,049 24.8%
129 Mobile, Alabama 190,265 -4.2%
130 Port St. Lucie, Florida 189,344 112.3%
131 Knoxville, Tennessee 187,347 6.2%
132 Worcester, Massachusetts 185,677 7.6%
133 Tempe, Arizona 185,038 16.4%
134 Cape Coral, Florida 183,365 77.4%
135 Brownsville, Texas 183,299 27.8%
136 McKinney, Texas 181,330 223.8%
137 Providence, Rhode Island 180,393 3.7%
138 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 180,072 5.2%
139 Newport News, Virginia 179,388 -0.4%
140 Chattanooga, Tennessee 179,139 14.2%
141 Rancho Cucamonga, California 177,452 37.4%
142 Frisco, Texas 177,286 402.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
132 Worcester 185,677 7.6%
165 Springfield 154,758 1.8%
252 Cambridge 113,630 11.7%
262 Lowell 111,346 5.8%
326 Brockton 95,672 1.2%
329 New Bedford 95,120 1.3%
337 Quincy 94,166 6.5%
339 Lynn 94,063 5.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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