Worcester, Massachusetts

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Population in 2013: 182,544 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 86,188  (47.2%)
Females: 96,356  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 01545, 01583, 01602, 01603, 01604, 01605, 01606, 01607, 01608, 01609, 01610.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,492 (it was $35,623 in 2000)
Worcester:

$43,492
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,913 (it was $18,614 in 2000)

Worcester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $204,900 (it was $118,400 in 2000)
Worcester:

$204,900
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $229,297; Detached houses: $241,189; Townhouses or other attached units: $197,878; In 2-unit structures: $217,094; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $224,057; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,250; Mobile homes: $182,090

Median gross rent in 2012: $900.

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Worcester races chart
  • White alone - 108,497 (59.4%)
  • Hispanic - 37,527 (20.5%)
  • Black alone - 21,567 (11.8%)
  • Asian alone - 11,225 (6.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2,627 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 796 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 441 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 60 (0.03%)

Races in Worcester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Worcester: 128.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (14.9%), Italian (9.5%), French (7.4%), English (4.6%), Polish (4.2%), Subsaharan African (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 37.6 square miles.

Population density: 4,860 people per square mile   (average).

Worcester,MA real estate house value index trend

Worcester, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Worcester:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Worcester city:

  • Never married: 42.2%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

37,498 residents are foreign born (4.0% Europe, 3.9% Asia, 2.7% Latin America).

This city:  20.5%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 179 registered sex offenders living in Worcester, Massachusetts as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Worcester to the number of sex offenders is 1,020 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,124 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,974 (1.5%)

Worcester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (36.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (145.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Shrewsbury, MA (2.1 miles ), Auburn, MA (2.2 miles ), Millbury, MA (2.3 miles ), Holden, MA (2.4 miles ), Leicester, MA (2.4 miles ), Boylston, MA (2.5 miles ), West Boylston, MA (2.5 miles ), Paxton, MA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 156 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 1998: 209 buildings, average cost: $63,900
  • 1999: 227 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 2000: 279 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2001: 268 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2002: 410 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2003: 420 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2004: 438 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2005: 366 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2006: 292 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2007: 214 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2008: 61 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2009: 110 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2010: 99 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 2011: 64 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $117,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 71.80 W

Worcester nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): City of Seven Hills, Wormtown

Daytime population change due to commuting: +23,536 (+12.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 43,483 (56.6%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Worcester household income distribution Worcester home values distribution

Property values in Worcester, MA


Crime rates in Worcester by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 57711666677118
per 100,000 2.94.04.06.33.43.43.43.43.93.86.04.4
Rapes 17111759129143124934225193633
per 100,000 99.567.433.773.681.570.152.923.714.010.419.818.0
Robberies 317363411424389388371373414368411419
per 100,000 184.5209.3234.7241.9221.7219.3211.0210.6232.0202.3225.6228.7
Assaults 9959351,0598198529781,0611,2971,3441,3501,3421,298
per 100,000 579.0539.0604.7467.3485.5552.7603.4732.1753.1742.1736.8708.3
Burglaries 1,2291,1521,5481,3701,2481,2311,3081,7011,4851,9102,0662,040
per 100,000 715.2664.1884.0781.8711.2695.7743.9960.2832.11050.01134.31113.3
Thefts 4,9594,4214,6373,8523,6733,4523,8153,9834,5223,6873,4813,927
per 100,000 2885.82548.62648.02198.12093.11950.82169.82248.42533.72026.81911.12143.0
Auto thefts 1,1511,2171,4521,3091,157988902672684593530465
per 100,000 669.8701.6829.2747.0659.3558.3513.0379.3383.2326.0291.0253.8
Arson 59723612111618101210106
per 100,000 34.341.520.66.86.39.010.25.66.75.55.53.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 486.0446.7470.5449.5431.1419.5422.0432.0438.9414.7431.3426.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Worcester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 462 (415 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Worcester tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,839 (+1.7%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Work and jobs in Worcester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Worcester, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Worcester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Worcester city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Worcester-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 173.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 181.1 miles away from Worcester center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 232.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.8 miles away from Worcester center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Worcester topographic map

Birthplace of: Aaron Stevens (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, George Bancroft - Diplomat, Richard Neal - Politician, Paul Fontaine - Artist, Jim Long - Record producer, Mark Fidrych - Baseball player, Jim McGovern (American politician) - Representative, Robert H. Goddard - Aerospace engineer, Abbie Hoffman - (1936-1989), Yippie activist, John Coolidge Adams - (born 1947), composer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Worcester: Charles Crandall, George Mahoney, George W. Mathews, James Burnes, John Mihalowski, John Vincent Power.

Main business address for: PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD CO/RI/ (RAILROADS, LINE-HAUL OPERATING), ALLMERICA FINANCIAL CORP (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE).

Hospitals in Worcester:

  • ADCARE HOSPITAL OF WORCESTER INC (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 107 LINCOLN STREET)
  • FAIRLAWN HOSPITAL INC (provides emergency services, 189 MAY ST)
  • FAIRLAWN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (189 MAY STREET)
  • JEWISH HOME HOSPICE (631 SALISBURY STREET)
  • MED CTR CENTRAL MASS-WORCESTER,THE (provides emergency services, 119 BELMONT ST)
  • ST VINCENT HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 123 SUMMER STREET)
  • UMASS MEMORIAL HOSPICE (650 LINCOLN STREET)
  • UMASS MEMORIAL MED CTR-MEMORIAL CAMP (119 BELMONT ST)
  • VNA CARE HOSPICE INC (120 THOMAS STREET)
  • WORCESTER CITY HOSPITAL (26 QUEEN ST)

Airports and heliports located in Worcester:

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Amtrak stations 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.
  • 20 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Worcester:

  • Quinsigamond Community College (Full-time enrollment: 5,877; Location: 670 West Boylston Street; Public; Website: www.qcc.edu)
  • Worcester State University (FT enrollment: 5,426; Location: 486 Chandler St; Public; Website: www.worcester.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (FT enrollment: 3,930; Location: 100 Institute Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wpi.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Clark University (FT enrollment: 3,687; Location: 950 Main St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.clarku.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • College of the Holy Cross (FT enrollment: 3,125; Location: One College Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.holycross.edu)
  • Assumption College (FT enrollment: 2,580; Location: 500 Salisbury St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.assumption.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Becker College (FT enrollment: 1,590; Location: 61 Sever St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.becker.edu)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester (FT enrollment: 561; Location: 55 Lake Ave North; Public; Website: www.umassmed.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Rob Roy Academy-Worcester (FT enrollment: 129; Location: 150 Pleasant St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rob-roy.com)
  • Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester (FT enrollment: 72; Location: 6 Park Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: toniguy.com)
  • Bancroft School of Massage Therapy (FT enrollment: 33; Location: 333 Shrewsbury St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bancroftsmt.com)

Public high schools in Worcester:

Private high schools in Worcester:

  • ST PETER-MARIAN CATHOLIC JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 913; Location: 781 GROVE ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • HOLY NAME CENTRAL CATHOLIC JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 707; Location: 144 GRANITE ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • WORCESTER ACADEMY (Students: 631; Location: 81 PROVIDENCE ST; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • BANCROFT SCHOOL (Students: 562; Location: 110 SHORE DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • NOTRE DAME ACADEMY (Students: 285; Location: 425 SALISBURY ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • ST MARY S JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 50 RICHLAND ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • YESHIVA ACHEI TMIMIM ACADEMY (Students: 105; Location: 22 NEWTON AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • G STANLEY HALL SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 4 MANN ST; Grades: 3 - 12)
  • KATHLEEN BURNS PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 280 MAY ST; Grades: 5 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Worcester:

Private elementary/middle schools in Worcester:

  • ST PETER CENTRAL CATHOLIC ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 865 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • VENERINI ACADEMY (Students: 352; Location: 27 EDWARD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS MEMORIAL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 1220 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 355 GRAFTON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 50 RICHLAND ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • NEW JEWISH ACADEMY (Students: 71; Location: 15 JAMESBURY DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ALHUDA ACADEMY (Students: 65; Location: 248 E MOUNTAIN ST; Grades: PK - 7)
  • THE NATIVITY SCHOOL OF WORCESTER (Students: 53; Location: 10 IRVING ST; Grades: 1 - 4; Boys only)
  • MERCY CENTRE (Students: 24; Location: 25 W CHESTER ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • WORCESTER SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 2 AIRPORT DR; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Worcester, School District: WORCESTER

Library in Worcester:

  • WORCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,939,432; Location: 3 SALEM SQUARE; 643,503 books; 796 e-books; 15,241 audio materials; 19,735 video materials; 31 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1,421 print serial subscriptions; 1,074 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Worcester: Babcock Block (A), Castle Street Row (B), Goddard Industrial Park (C), Green Hill Golf Course (D), Greenwood Industrial Park (E), Higgins Industrial Park (F), Indian Hill-North Village (G), Massachusetts Biotech Research Park (H), Perkins Industrial Park (I), Worcester Station (J), Worcester Country Club (K), Tatnuck Country Club (L), Lincoln Plaza (M), Galleria at Worcester Center (N), Worcester Center (O), The Fair Plaza (P), Lincoln Square (Q), Washington Square (R), Beacon Street Firehouse (S), American Antiquarian Society Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Country Club Plaza Shopping Center (1), Galleria at Worcester Center Shopping Center (2), Lincoln Plaza Shopping Center (3), Route 146 Shopping Center (4), Wachusett Plaza Shopping Center (5), Webster Square Plaza Shopping Center (6), Worcester South Shopping Center (7), South Plaza Shopping Center (8), Mid Town Mall (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Worcester include: PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD CO/RI/ (A), ALLMERICA FINANCIAL CORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Worcester include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), United Congregational Church (B), Unitarian Universalist Church (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D), Tifereth Israel Synagogue (E), Temple Sinai (F), South Unitarian Church (G), Shaavai Torah Synagogue East (H), Saint Stephens Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rural Cemetery (1), Bnai Birth Cemetery (2), Swedish Cemetery (3), Notre Dame Cemetery (4), Hope Cemetery (5), Saint Johns Cemetery (6), New Swedish Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Stump Hill (A), Smith Pond (B), Salisbury Pond (C), Lake Quinsigamond (D), Stillwater Pond (E), Jamesville Pond (F), Crystal Pond (G), Quinsigamond Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Brook (A), Pratt Brook (B), Coal Mine Brook (C), Tatnuck Brook (D), Weasel Brook (E), Beaver Brook (F), Kettle Brook (G), Middle River (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Worcester include: Apricot Street Playground (1), Burncoat Street Playground (2), Hadwen Park (3), Elm Park (4), Salisbury Park (5), Dodge Park (6), Chandler Hill Park (7), Burncoat Park (8), Institute Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dar Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter (Museums; 140 Lincoln Street) (1), Ecotarium (Museums; 222 Harrington Way) (2), Franklin D Roosevelt American Heritage Center (Museums; 2 Washington Square) (3), Higgins Armory Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 100 Barber Avenue Suite 7) (4), Italian American Cultural Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 28 Mulberry Street) (5), Taylor Rental Centers of Worcester (Amusement & Theme Parks; Park Avenue & Main) (6), Central Massachusetts Tourist Council (30 Worcestr Ctr Blvd) (7), Distefano A Mario Insurance (9 Bates Avenue) (8), Hospitality Negotiating Services (38C Toryfort Lane) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (50 Oriol Drive) (1), Hampton Inn (110 Summer St) (2), Maple Manor Hotel (667 Main Street) (3), C P Whitney's (10 Lincoln Square) (4), Best Western Exec Inn and Stes (50 Oriol Drive) (5), Hospitality Negotiating Services (38C Toryfort Lane) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Mass Commonwealth - Clerk Magistrate- Trial Courts- Juvenile Court Dept- Worcester Div- Judges L (1 Highland Terrace) (1), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Courts- District Court Dept- Worcester Div- Clerk's (50 Harvard Street Rm 417) (2), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Courts- Juvenile Court Dept- Worcester Div- Court Offi (1 Highland Terrace) (3), Courts-Federal - District Court- Clerk's Office Info (595 Main Street) (4), Massachusetts Commonwealth - Trial Court- District Court Department- Worcester Division- Warr (2 Mann Street) (5), Massachusetts Commonwealth - Trial Court- District Court Department- Worcester Divi (50 Harvard Place) (6), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Courts- District Court Dept- Worcester Div- Court Offi (50 Harvard Street Rm 417) (7), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Courts- District Court Dept- Worcester Div- Warr (2 Main Street Rm 305) (8), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Courts- Worcester Probate Court (2 Main Street Rm 305) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.3. This is about average.

City:

78.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.507. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.507
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.21
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Worcester and their reported violations in the past:

MILLBURY IND. PARK/ PARK HILL VILLAGE (Population served: 400, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-05-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012)
YMCA CAMP BLANCHARD (Address: CENTRAL BRANCH , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
YWCA CAMP WIND IN THE PINES (Address: 1 SALEM SQUARE , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-05-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 minor monitoring violations
  • 50 regular monitoring violations
UPHAM FARMS CONDOMINIUMS (Address: 705 PLANTATION STREET , Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-22-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
NOURIA ENERGY-HOLLIS (Serves ME, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NOURIA ENERGY - BRIDGTON (Serves ME, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.3%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 43.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Worcester in 2010:

  • 8,445 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,845 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 602 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 359 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 339 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 296 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 96 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 79 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 68 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in residential schools for people with disabilities

People in group quarters in Worcester in 2000:

  • 6,937 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,542 people in nursing homes
  • 428 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 286 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 252 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 191 people in religious group quarters
  • 173 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 112 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 63 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 32 people in other group homes
  • 26 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Worcester, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Worcester compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • DCU Center. Capacity: 14,800.
  • Cobo Arena. Capacity: 12,191.

Banks with most branches in Worcester (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Commerce Bank & Trust Company: Park Avenue Branch, Main Street Branch, Park Avenue Branch, Grafton Street Branch, Lincoln Street Branch, at 386 Main Street. Info updated 2006/10/06: Bank assets: $1,410.8 mil, Deposits: $1,187.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares Corp.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Park Avenue Branch, First Massachusetts Bank Branch, Webster Square Branch, West Boylston Street Branch, Rice Square Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Park Avenue Branch, Pleasant Street Branch, 446 Main Street Branch, Worcester - Gold Star Branch, Lincoln Street Branch. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Bay State Savings Bank: at 28 Franklin Street, Mill Street Branch, Burncoat Street Branch, Eastern Avenue Branch, Grafton Street Branch. Info updated 2011/08/17: Bank assets: $268.4 mil, Deposits: $214.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: 1895 Mhc
  • People's United Bank: Grafton Street Branch, Mower Street Branch, Shrewsbury Street, Flagship Bank And Trust Company Bran, Goldstar Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • United Bank: West Boylston Street Branch, Commonwealth National Bank Branch, Grafton Street Branch, Chadwick Square Branch. Info updated 2012/01/20: Bank assets: $1,617.9 mil, Deposits: $1,235.2 mil, headquarters in West Springfield, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Worcester S&S Plaza Branch, Worcester Grafton Stop & Shop, Worcester Stop And Shop Branch, Worcester/Price Chopper Branch. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Webster Five Cents Savings Bank: Worcester Branch, Commercial Street Branch, Grafton Street Branch. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $558.9 mil, Deposits: $465.4 mil, headquarters in Webster, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Webfive Mhc
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Worcester, Massachusetts:

  • Crowne Plaza Worcester, 10 Lincoln Sq, Worcester, MA 01608 , Phone: (508) 791-1600, Fax: (508) 791-1796
  • Holiday Inn Worcester, 500 Lincoln St, Worcester, MA 01605 , Phone: (508) 852-4000, Fax: (508) 854-0781
  • Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St, Worcester, MA 01605 , Phone: (508) 754-5789
  • Courtyard By Marriott Worcester, 72 Grove St, Worcester, MA 01605 , Phone: (800) 321-2211, Fax: (508) 363-3563
  • Holiday Inn Express, 110 Summer St, Worcester, MA 01608 , Phone: (508) 757-0400, Fax: (508) 831-9839
  • Hilton Garden Inn Worcester, 35 Worcester Center Blvd, Worcester, MA 01608 , Phone: (508) 753-5700, Fax: (508) 753-5780
  • Residence Inn By Marriott, 503 Plantation St, Worcester, MA 01605 , Phone: (508) 753-6300, Fax: (508) 753-6330
  • Quality Inn And Suites, 50 Oriol Dr, Worcester, MA 01605 , Phone: (508) 852-2800, Fax: (508) 852-4605
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Worcester, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Worcester travel time to work - commute Worcester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Worcester:

(Worcester, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Worcester city (based on Worcester County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Here: 57.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents71.7%4.5%4.4%2.4%2.0%
Congregations24.8%3.4%13.9%5.6%6.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.3%1.1%9.1%
Congregations2.8%5.5%0.6%0.9%35.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

16.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 93$531,458$68,5750$0
Other Government Administration 80$410,489$61,57314$37,846
Judicial and Legal 13$77,392$71,4391$4,150
Police Protection - Officers 411$3,080,990$89,9560$0
Police - Other 99$399,669$48,4450$0
Firefighters 394$2,582,869$78,6660$0
Fire - Other 10$44,821$53,7850$0
Streets and Highways 110$511,191$55,7660$0
Welfare 40$209,607$62,8821$4,610
Health 69$355,560$61,8372$4,074
Solid Waste Management 20$76,542$45,9250$0
Sewerage 52$230,459$53,1830$0
Parks and Recreation 38$179,933$56,8210$0
Natural Resources 9$48,719$64,9590$0
Water Supply 103$454,433$52,9441$3,069
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 2,556$18,855,022$88,5211,779$2,908,979
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 774$2,894,639$44,8781,056$802,997
Local Libraries 79$337,007$51,1919$7,214
Other and Unallocable 10$49,299$59,15918$15,668
Totals for Government 4,960$31,330,099$75,7992,881$3,788,607

Worcester government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,605,000 ($107.40)
    General - Other: $8,314,000 ($45.55)
    Sewerage: $7,135,000 ($39.09)
    Regular Highways: $6,262,000 ($34.30)
    Water Utilities: $6,006,000 ($32.90)
    General Public Buildings: $1,805,000 ($9.89)
    Air Transportation: $1,533,000 ($8.40)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $254,675,000 ($1395.14)
    General - Other: $104,321,000 ($571.48)
    Police Protection: $36,133,000 ($197.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $31,512,000 ($172.63)
    Sewerage: $18,186,000 ($99.63)
    Water Utilities: $12,973,000 ($71.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,789,000 ($37.19)
    Regular Highways: $5,720,000 ($31.33)
    Libraries: $4,774,000 ($26.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,494,000 ($24.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,635,000 ($19.91)
    Financial Administration: $3,619,000 ($19.83)
    Health - Other: $2,962,000 ($16.23)
    Air Transportation: $2,593,000 ($14.20)
    Central Staff Services: $2,556,000 ($14.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,455,000 ($7.97)
    Parking Facilities: $1,440,000 ($7.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $891,000 ($4.88)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $139,771,000 ($765.68)
    Benefit Payments: $43,524,000 ($238.43)
    Other Investments - Other: $42,116,000 ($230.72)
    Corporate Bonds: $35,279,000 ($193.26)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $8,837,000 ($48.41)
    Withdrawals: $1,180,000 ($6.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,147,000 ($148.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,969,000 ($49.13)
    Health - Other: $33,000 ($0.18)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $1,995,000 ($10.93)
    General - Other: $396,000 ($2.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,281,000 ($7.02)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,198,000 ($6.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $261,000 ($1.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $192,000 ($1.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000 ($0.16)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($0.08)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($0.07)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($0.04)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.03)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $245,179,000 ($1343.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,797,000 ($15.32)

Worcester government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,716,000 ($118.96)
    All Other: $9,862,000 ($54.03)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,178,000 ($28.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,135,000 ($17.17)
    Parking Facilities: $2,259,000 ($12.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,066,000 ($5.84)
    Air Transportation: $978,000 ($5.36)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $487,000 ($2.67)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $85,000 ($0.47)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $40,711,000 ($223.02)
    From Parent Local Government: $23,579,000 ($129.17)
    Local Employee Contribution: $12,510,000 ($68.53)
    From Other Governments: $3,016,000 ($16.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $10,313,000 ($56.50)
    All Other: $9,782,000 ($53.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,298,000 ($45.46)
    Highways: $3,000 ($0.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,955,000 ($27.14)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,640,000 ($14.46)
    Interest Earnings: $2,143,000 ($11.74)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,019,000 ($11.06)
    Special Assessments: $148,000 ($0.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,396,000 ($122.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $205,734,000 ($1127.04)
    General Local Government Support: $45,432,000 ($248.88)
    All Other: $11,496,000 ($62.98)
    Highways: $2,256,000 ($12.36)
    Water Utilities: $495,000 ($2.71)
    Public Welfare: $375,000 ($2.05)
    Sewerage: $234,000 ($1.28)
  • Tax - Property: $188,087,000 ($1030.37)
    Other License: $4,935,000 ($27.03)
    Other Selective Sales: $709,000 ($3.88)

Worcester government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $599,745,000 ($3285.48)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $570,848,000 ($3127.18)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $136,605,000 ($748.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,708,000 ($590.04)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $66,405,000 ($363.78)
    End of Fiscal Year: $46,770,000 ($256.21)

Worcester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,045,000 ($186.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $274,330,000 ($1502.82)
    Total Federal Securities: $62,982,000 ($345.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,996,000 ($443.71)

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

Strongest AM radio stations in Worcester:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNEB (1230 AM; 1 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Worcester:

  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WCHC (88.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: TRUST OF THE COL OF THE HOLY CROSS)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Worcester:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Worcester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 123
Total length: 720 meters (2,362ft)
Total costs: $291,066,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,154,385
Total average daily truck traffic: 532,002

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 4
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 11
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 26
  • 1960-1969: 41
  • 1970-1979: 18
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 9
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Worcester, MA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Worcester)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 78 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Worcester, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 347 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Worcester)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Worcester)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 40 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED577$178,823864$137,7581,984$177,346190$59,57428$1,410,107265$139,6496$85,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED45$167,86759$154,186151$190,51016$77,1251$2,005,00017$139,4712$26,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED130$165,100274$124,208858$187,832109$52,4959$600,444123$137,9765$39,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN98$173,000166$145,849544$192,04825$138,6405$1,032,80035$155,6290$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$153,42939$134,179162$184,80914$95,2860$017$133,6470$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 41 tracts in Worcester, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED80$186,01351$218,3142$101,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED39$174,74424$207,7081$160,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$150,95718$207,1670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$141,00011$212,0910$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$183,0002$259,0001$252,000

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2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1325
  • Hazardous Condition: 810
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Worcester

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Most common first names in Worcester, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,68181.5 years
John2,24775.1 years
Joseph1,52875.9 years
William1,35675.1 years
George1,04375.5 years
Helen1,02581.0 years
James1,00773.1 years
Anna92683.6 years
Margaret91982.1 years
Robert87268.9 years
Most common last names in Worcester, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson59877.9 years
Smith34477.8 years
Anderson33179.1 years
Sullivan29978.9 years
Murphy26577.5 years
Carlson24478.9 years
Brown20077.2 years
Oconnor18077.1 years
Nelson16377.2 years
Shea16076.2 years
Businesses in Worcester, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T3Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts3MasterBrand Cabinets3
Aeropostale1Mazda1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's7
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's1New Balance3
Ashley Furniture1Nike9
AutoZone3Old Navy1
Avenue1Olive Garden1
Barnes & Noble1Panera Bread1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza2
Ben & Jerry's1Payless3
Blockbuster3Penske1
Budget Car Rental1Pizza Hut1
Burger King4Quality1
Burlington Coat Factory1Quiznos2
CVS9RadioShack4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Rite Aid3
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
DHL1Rue211
Deb1Sam's Club1
Decora Cabinetry1Shaw's2
Dennys1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
Dunkin Donuts24Stop & Shop3
Fashion Bug1Subway16
FedEx22T-Mobile4
Foot Locker1T.J.Maxx1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Taco Bell2
GNC3Target1
GameStop2The Room Place1
Gap1Toyota1
Goodwill4True Value1
H&R Block5U-Haul1
Hilton2UPS36
Home Depot1Vans2
Hot Topic1Walgreens5
Jones New York4Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's5
Kincaid1World Gym1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA4
LensCrafters1

Worcester on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 (01609) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Albanian first ancestries"
  • #7 (01608) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ghanian first ancestries"
  • #12 (01605) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries"
  • #27 (01604) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lebanese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #33 (01607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #38 (01607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #44 (01602) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #52 (01604) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Brazilian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #67 (01604) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Syrian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (01607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of British West Indian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #81 (01608) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of West Indian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #85 (01605) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Liberian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #91 (01583) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Armenian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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