Worcester, MA

184,806 Population
37.4 square miles 4,897.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.7%
was 2.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Population Density
4,897.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
39.5%
was 41.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
20.0%
was 23.4%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
18.7%
was 22.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
13.2%
was 11.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 6
Ranked 16th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
21.7%
was 25.7%
Ranked 11th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$43,572
was $45,011
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
51
48.4
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
78,742
was 75,060
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,014
was $910
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
61
was 64
 
Occupied Housing Units
70,553
was 67,065
 
Homeownership Rate
41.2%
was 41.5%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
53
was 44
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,107.0
was 2,008.5
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.5%
was 16.9%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
8
was 20
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.6
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
99.5%
was 99.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.0%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
82.9%
was 85.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.2%
was 29.9%
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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