Worcester, MA

184,509 Population
37.4 square miles 4,937.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.7%
was 2.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Population Density
4,937.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
40.3%
was 39.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
19.9%
was 20.0%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
18.1%
was 18.7%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
13.4%
was 13.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 6
Ranked 16th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
19.3%
was 21.7%
Ranked 8th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$45,599
was $43,572
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.8
51
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.4
was 4.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
887.2
was 953.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,931.1
was 3,400.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
79,186
was 78,742
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,019
was $1,014
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
61
was 64
 
Occupied Housing Units
72,092
was 70,553
 
Homeownership Rate
41.1%
was 41.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
53
was 44
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,119.6
was 2,107.0
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.3%
was 16.5%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
8
was 20
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.8
was 0.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.3
was 0.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.8%
was 99.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 100%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.5%
was 82.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
30.0%
was 28.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
50.3%
was 49.9%
Ranked 148th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
17.1%
was 17.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$568,765,051
$548,235,177
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$486,215,991
$468,961,072
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,107
was $3,003
Ranked 113th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,656
was $2,569
Ranked 135th Highest in MA

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