Worcester, MA Population

By | June 18, 2019

Population: 172,648. Estimated population in July 2020: 175,898 (+1.9% change)
Males: 82,914 (48.0%), Females: 89,734 (52.0%)

The city of Worcester is located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Massachusetts, including top 10 cities by population and area of Massachusetts.

Median resident age: 33.4 years
Median household income: $35,623
Median house value: $119,600

Races in Worcester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (70.8%)
  • Hispanic (15.1%)
  • Other race (7.2%)
  • Black (6.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • Vietnamese (2.8%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (19.0%), Italian (11.6%), French (10.3%), English (6.2%), Polish (6.1%), French Canadian (4.3%).

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 37.6 square miles

Map of Worcester, MA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Worcester

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Worcester city

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

14.5% Foreign born (4.2% Asia, 4.1% Europe, 4.0% Latin America, 1.8% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,839 (+1.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Worcester:

  • ADCARE HOSPITAL OF WORCESTER INC (107 LINCOLN ST)
  • FAIRLAWN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (189 MAY ST)
  • ST VINCENT HOSPITAL (25 WINTHROP STREET)
  • UMASS MEMORIAL MED CTR-UNIVERSITY CAMP (55 LAKE AVENUE NORTH)
  • WORCESTER STATE HOSPITAL (305 BELMONT STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Worcester:

  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 5 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 39 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 47 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Worcester:

  • OXFORD (about 9 miles; OXFORD, MA; Abbreviation: 43M)
  • SPENCER (about 11 miles; SPENCER, MA; Abbreviation: 60M)
  • STERLING (about 11 miles; STERLING, MA; Abbreviation: 3B3)

Amtrak station near Worcester:

  • 1 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Worcester:

  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,846; Location: 486 CHANDLER ST; Public; Website: www.worcester.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 3,426; Location: 100 INSTITUTE RD; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,359; Location: 670 W BOYLSTON ST; Public; Website: www.qcc.mass.edu)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (Full-time enrollment: 2,808; Location: ONE COLLEGE STREET; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.holycross.edu)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,563; Location: 950 MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.CLARKU.EDU; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,356; Location: 500 SALISBURY ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.assumption.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • BECKER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 919; Location: 61 SEVER ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.beckercollege.edu)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCH WORCESTER (Full-time enrollment: 637; Location: 55 LAKE AVE N; Public; Website: www.umassmed.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • THE SALTER SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 498; Location: 155 ARARAT ST; Private, for-profit)
  • ROB ROY ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 286; Location: 150 PLEASANT ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BANCROFT SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY (Full-time enrollment: 99; Location: 333 SHREWSBURY ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bancroftsmt.com)
  • HAIR IN MOTION BEAUTY ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 73 HAMILTON ST; Private, for-profit)
  • NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING (Location: 155 ARARAT ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • JOHN ROBERT POWERS SCHOOL OF MODELING AND CAREER (Location: 390 MAIN ST SALTER BLDG; Private, for-profit)

Schools

Public high schools in Worcester:

  • DOHERTY MEMORIAL HIGH (Students: 1,486; Location: 299 HIGHLAND STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH HIGH COMMUNITY (Students: 1,430; Location: 170 APRICOT STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BURNCOAT SENIOR HIGH (Students: 1,299; Location: 179 BURNCOAT STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH HIGH (Students: 1,237; Location: 150 HARRINGTON WAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WORCESTER VOC HIGH (Students: 1,017; Location: 2 GROVE STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • UNIVERSITY PK CAMPUS SCH (Students: 210; Location: 12 FREELAND STREET; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • MA ACADEMY FOR MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 100 INSTITUTE RD; Grades: 11 – 12)

Private high schools in Worcester:

  • ST PETER MARIAN JR SR HIGH SCH (Students: 1,150; Location: 781 GROVE STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • HOLY NAME CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIG (Students: 835; Location: 144 GRANITE STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • BANCROFT SCHOOL (Students: 590; Location: 110 SHORE DRIVE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • NOTRE DAME ACADEMY (Students: 309; Location: 425 SALISBURY STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN ACADE (Students: 181; Location: 30 TYLER PRENTICE RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • SAINT MARYS JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH (Students: 149; Location: 50 RICHLAND STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • KATHLEEN BURNS PREPARATORY SCH (Students: 33; Location: 81 PLANTATION ST; Grades: 6 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Worcester:

  • SULLIVAN MIDDLE (Students: 1,069; Location: 140 APRICOT STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • FOREST GROVE MIDDLE (Students: 1,006; Location: 495 GROVE STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • ABBY KELLEY FOSTER REGIONAL CHARTER SCHO (Students: 889; Location: 10 NEW BOND STREET; Grades: KG – 10)
  • ACCELERATED LEARNING LAB (Students: 827; Location: 15 CLAREMONT STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • WORCESTER EAST MIDDLE (Students: 817; Location: 420 GRAFTON STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • BURNCOAT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 749; Location: 135 BURNCOAT STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • QUINSIGAMOND (Students: 699; Location: 832 MILLBURY STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • ROOSEVELT (Students: 683; Location: 1006 GRAFTON STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • GATES LANE (Students: 682; Location: 1238 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • NORRBACK AVENUE (Students: 648; Location: 44 MALDEN STREET; Grades: PK – 06)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Worcester:

  • ST PETER CENTRAL CATHOLIC ELEM (Students: 385; Location: 865 MAIN ST.; Grades: PK – 8)
  • VENERINI ACADEMY (Students: 338; Location: 27 EDWARD ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS MEMORIA (Students: 318; Location: 1220 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 355 GRAFTON STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 154; Location: 50 RICHLAND STREET; Grades: KG – 6)
  • YESHIVA ACHEI TMIMIM ACADEMY (Students: 114; Location: 22 NEWTON AVE; Grades: PK – 10)
  • SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 110; Location: 15 JAMESBURY DR; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CHESTNUT NUR SCH AND KINDERGAR (Students: 57; Location: 6 INSTITUTE ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MERCY CENTRE (Students: 53; Location: 25 WEST CHESTER STREET; Grades: PK – UG)
  • SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 33; Location: 2 AIRPORT DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Worcester:

  • WORCESTER FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,442,141; Location: 3 SALEM SQUARE; 682,263 books; 27,475 audio materials; 13,362 video materials; 2,979 serial subscriptions)