Worcester County, MA

819,589 Population
1,510.7 square miles 542.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
12.0%
was 12.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Population Density
542.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.9%
was 47.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.4%
was 11.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
21.5%
was 21.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
14.9%
was 14.4%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 5.3
Ranked 6th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
9.5%
was 12.2%
Ranked 6th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$67,005
was $65,753
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.1
46
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,176
Ranked 13th Highest in MA
Patents per 100,000
79
Ranked 4th Highest in MA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2
was 2
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
410
was 429
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,770
was 2,117
Ranked 7th Highest in MA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
330,808
was 330,084
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Median Rent
$968
was $981
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
1,341
was 1,125
 
Occupied Housing Units
304,833
was 301,713
 
Homeownership Rate
64.5%
was 64.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
1,164
was 867
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
219.0
was 218.5
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.3%
was 20.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
177
was 258
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.1
was 3.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.7
was 1.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.1%
was 99.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.1%
was 89.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.8%
was 34.5%
Ranked 9th Highest in MA

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