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Worcester Population

Worcester is a city in central Massachusetts State of United States, located 40 miles west of Boston, 50 miles east of Springfield, and 38 miles northwest of Providence, Rhode Island. Worcester population in 2021 is estimated to be 206,771, covers city area of 38.45 sq mi (99.57 sq km), ranks second largest in Massachusetts State and one-hundred-fourteenth populous city in the United States. Worcester city has many ponds and two prominent lakes are Indian Lake and Lake Quinsigamond.

Below is the Worcester population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010181,878
2011182,4890.34
2012182,6940.11
2013183,4580.42
2014184,6980.68
2015184,9100.11
2016185,1390.12
2017185,4170.15
2018185,8770.25
2019185,428-0.24
2020206,51811.37
2021 *206,7710.14
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Worcester city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearWorcester Population
1950219,480
1955221,908
1960224,980
1965234,533
1970245,695
1975259,188
1980273,759
1985292,221
1990312,501
1995359,922
2000420,006
2005453,094
2010482,014
2011488,018
2015512,789
2020*543,277
2025*566,758
2035*619,228
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Worcester city Population(UA)


Worcester Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Worcester population is 185,421, out of these 91,741 are male, 93,680 are female, The sex ratio of Worcester is 98. The median age of the Worcester population is 34.5, Worcester population by age are, under 18 years is 35,688, 16 years and over is 153,995, 18 years and over is 149,733, 21 years and over is 134,965, 65 years and over is 31,210. 49.5% are male, 50.5% are female, Population of Worcester by age percent-wise is, 19.2% are under 18 years old, 83.1% are 16 years and over, 80.8% are 18 years and over, 72.8% are 21 years and over, 13.2% are 65 years and over. There are total 75,585 housing units, The voting population of Worcester are 129,079, out of these 62,799 are male voters, 66,280 are female voters, 48.7% are male, 51.3% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -510,2285.5%
5 - 99,4675.1%
10 - 149,6025.2%
15 - 1917,2039.3%
20 - 2417,6239.5%
25 - 3429,70616.0%
35 - 4423,12812.5%
45 - 5421,97311.9%
55 - 5910,8155.8%
60 - 6411,1646.0%
65 - 7414,4307.8%
75 - 846,7433.6%
85 and over3,3391.8%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Worcester Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Worcester by race are:

White Population

White population in Worcester, Massachusetts are 135,427, percentage wise 73.0 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Worcester, Massachusetts are 24,158, percentage wise 13.0 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Worcester, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Worcester are 9,208, percentage wise 5.0 percent are asians, out of these 501 are Asian Indians, 1,763 are Chinese, 424 are Filipinos, 361 are Japanese, 550 are Korean, 4,453 are Vietnamese and 1,156 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Worcester, Massachusetts are 46,759. Percentage wise 25.2 percent are hispanics, out of these 1,799 are Mexican people, 29,757 are Puerto Ricans, 217 are Cubans, and 14,986 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race185,421Percent
White135,42773.0%
Black or African American24,15813.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3910.8%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population9,2085.0%
Asian Indian5010.3%
Chinese1,7631.0%
Filipino4240.2%
Japanese3610.2%
Korean5500.3%
Vietnamese4,4532.4%
Other Asian Population1,156
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2210.1%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino46,75925.2%
Mexican1,7991.0%
Puerto Rican29,75716.0%
Cuban2170.1%
Other Hispanic or Latino14,986
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Worcester native population is 145,045, out of these 100,558 born in the Massachusetts state and 30,455 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 40,376, out of these 18,809 are Naturalized US citizen, 3,717 are in Europe, 3,817 in Asia, 5,369 in Africa, 5,560 in Latin America and 346 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Worcester are 21,567, out of these 1,492 are from Europe, 3,732 are from Asia, 6,817 from Africa, 9,498 are from Latin America and 28 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native145,045
Born in state of residence100,558
Born in other state in the United States30,455
Northeast19,208
Midwest0
South5,936
West2,648
Born outside the United States14,032
Puerto Rico11,520
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)2,512
Foreign born
Born outside of United States40,376
Naturalized U.S. citizen18,809
Europe3,717
Asia3,817
Africa5,369
Oceania0
Latin America5,560
Northern America346
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen21,567
Europe1,492
Asia3,732
Africa6,817
Oceania0
Latin America9,498
Northern America28
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Worcester Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Worcester, Massachusetts are 75,585, Occupied housing units are 69,125, Rental vacancy rate is 3. Percentage of occupancy is 92, 37.24% of houses are owner occupied and 54.21% of houses are renter occupied in Worcester. There are 32.06 percent of one-unit detached, 5.91 percent of one-units attached, 10.48 percent of two-unit houses, 23.47 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.10 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 34.91 percent are available with one vehicle, 29.28 percent are available with two vehicles, 11.23 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 16.04 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units75,585
Occupied housing units69,125
Occupied housing units percent92
Rental vacancy rate3
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached24,232
1-unit attached4,469
2 units7,921
3 or 4 units17,742
Mobile home76
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Owner-occupied28,151
Renter-occupied40,974
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Worcester Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Worcester, Massachusetts is $249,600, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 1.06 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 0.37 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 1.76 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 6.75 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 16.83 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 8.79 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 1.35 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.33 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,000801
$50,000 to $99,999277
$100,000 to $149,9991,332
$150,000 to $199,9995,100
$200,000 to $299,99912,724
$300,000 to $499,9996,647
$500,000 to $999,9991,017
$1,000,000 or more253
Median (dollars)249,600
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Worcester Housing Mortgage

According to 2019 estimates of mortgage, The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,804, 0.29 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 1.23 percent pay between $500 to $999, 6.19 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 8.86 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 6.17 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 2.07 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 1.76 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $705, 0.87 percent of homes pay less than $250, 0.71 percent pays between $250 to $399, 1.63 percent pay between $400 to $599, 3.64 percent pays between $600 to $799, 2.73 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.37 percent pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500216
$500 to $999930
$1,000 to $1,4994,678
$1,500 to $1,9996,696
$2,000 to $2,4994,665
$2,500 to $2,9991,565
$3,000 or more1,333
Median (dollars)1,804
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $250655
$250 to $399534
$400 to $5991,235
$600 to $7992,755
$800 to $9992,067
$1,000 or more1,038
Median (dollars)705
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Worcester Rental

Total number of Worcester rental homes or apartments are 40,974, occupied by Renter, The median value of Worcester average rental rate is $1,133. 15.15 percent of homes are under $500, 19.90 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 58.57 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 3.75 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.28 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $5006,209
$500 to $9998,154
$1,000 to $1,49918,030
$1,500 to $1,9995,969
$2,000 to $2,4991,235
$2,500 to $2,999300
$3,000 or more115
Median (dollars)1,133
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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