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Worcester, MA (Massachusetts) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $221,600 (it was $118,400 in 2000)
Worcester:

$221,600
Massachusetts:

$385,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $168,200 - $276,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $262,183
Here:

$262,183
State:

$481,855

Townhouses or other attached units: $206,710
Here:

$206,710
State:

$464,513

In 2-unit structures: $236,807
Here:

$236,807
State:

$452,265

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,874
Here:

$178,874
State:

$450,840

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $194,192
Here:

$194,192
State:

$471,079

Worcester,MA index of house prices

Total population: 183,016 (Urban population: 172,648, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 79,626 (72,067 occupied: 28,011 owner occupied, 44,056 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

61%
State:

38%

Housing density: 2,120 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $182,689.

Median contract rent in 2017: $505 (lower quartile is $370, upper quartile is $606)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,230


Median gross rent in Worcester, MA in 2017: $577

Housing units in Worcester with a mortgage: 18,961 (703 second mortgage, 1,311 home equity loan, 101 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,050

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $88,268

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $56,700

Median monthly housing costs: $1,078


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Worcester, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1939

Household type by relationship:

Households: 185,685
  • In family households: 126,515 (15,859 male householders, 20,930 female householders)
    21,115 spouses, 51,315 children (48,507 natural, 1,757 adopted, 1,051 stepchildren), 3,542 grandchildren, 3,080 brothers or sisters, 2,901 parents, 2,984 other relatives, 4,789 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 44,686 (15,425 male householders (11,736 living alone)), 19,853 female householders (17,046 living alone)), 9,408 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,484

Size of family households: 14,760 2-persons, 11,285 3-persons, 5,510 4-persons, 3,888 5-persons, 623 6-persons, 723 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,782 1-person, 5,405 2-persons, 713 3-persons, 243 4-persons, 135 5-persons.

14,380 married couples with children.
17,492 single-parent households (2,029 men, 15,463 women).

65.7% of residents of Worcester speak English at home.
15.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
7.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (45% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
5.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
5.4% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 34,842 (18.8%)
(48.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 51no bedroom
  • 1,0241 bedroom
  • 8,7662 bedrooms
  • 12,9843 bedrooms
  • 4,1474 bedrooms
  • 1,0395+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 3,000no bedroom
  • 11,9691 bedroom
  • 16,2922 bedrooms
  • 10,9253 bedrooms
  • 1,4314 bedrooms
  • 4395+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Worcester in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Worcester in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,114no vehicle
  • 10,4991 vehicle
  • 11,2942 vehicles
  • 3,3983 vehicles
  • 1,2944 vehicles
  • 4125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Worcester in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Worcester in renter-occupied apartments
  • 14,485no vehicle
  • 21,1711 vehicle
  • 7,0742 vehicles
  • 1,0743 vehicles
  • 1924 vehicles
  • 605+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 511 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 7693 rooms
  • 3,7764 rooms
  • 6,5955 rooms
  • 6,6126 rooms
  • 4,6107 rooms
  • 2,6438 rooms
  • 2,9559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 2,7741 room
  • 2,5002 rooms
  • 9,1183 rooms
  • 10,9284 rooms
  • 9,4615 rooms
  • 6,2836 rooms
  • 2,0907 rooms
  • 6268 rooms
  • 2769+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Worcester, MA
  • Worcester, MA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Worcester, MA in 2017
  • 8,675Less than $10,000
  • 11,267$10,000 to $19,999
  • 6,975$20,000 to $29,999
  • 7,879$30,000 to $39,999
  • 6,051$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,622$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,584$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,553$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,985$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,159$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,201$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,116$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Worcester, MA

  • Distribution of house value in Worcester, MA in 2017
  • 113Less than $10,000
  • 37$10,000 to $14,999
  • 246$15,000 to $19,999
  • 58$20,000 to $24,999
  • 80$25,000 to $29,999
  • 35$30,000 to $34,999
  • 40$35,000 to $39,999
  • 55$40,000 to $49,999
  • 34$50,000 to $59,999
  • 128$60,000 to $69,999
  • 135$70,000 to $79,999
  • 181$80,000 to $89,999
  • 394$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,343$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,352$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,155$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,815$175,000 to $199,999
  • 7,141$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4,305$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,852$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,013$400,000 to $499,999
  • 688$500,000 to $749,999
  • 112$750,000 to $999,999
  • 117$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 28$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Worcester, MA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Worcester, MA in 2017
  • 581Less than $100
  • 414$100 to $149
  • 399$150 to $199
  • 1,079$200 to $249
  • 747$250 to $299
  • 915$300 to $349
  • 682$350 to $399
  • 945$400 to $449
  • 869$450 to $499
  • 1,518$500 to $549
  • 468$550 to $599
  • 858$600 to $649
  • 1,211$650 to $699
  • 1,253$700 to $749
  • 2,885$750 to $799
  • 5,276$800 to $899
  • 7,630$900 to $999
  • 9,263$1,000 to $1,249
  • 4,029$1,250 to $1,499
  • 922$1,500 to $1,999
  • 158$2,000 to $2,499
  • 79$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,875No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.9%
Number of people working at home: 4,617 (5.7% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,760
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 8,863
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 11,010
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 15,834
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 11,496
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,255
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,094
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,795
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,175
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,962
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,898
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,745
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Worcester

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 81,584 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 7,373 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,241 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 216 (0%)
  • Railroad: 346 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,371 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,724 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 4,617 (4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 1.6%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 54.8%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 10.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.6%Males
  • 11.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 3.4%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 11,5472010 or later
  • 8,7952000 to 2009
  • 7,6191990 to 1999
  • 6,1491980 to 1989
  • 2,1941970 to 1979
  • 3,168Before 1970
Ancestries in Worcester, MA

First ancestries reported:

  • Irish: 9,750 (8.6%)
  • Italian: 6,273 (5.5%)
  • American: 4,116 (3.6%)
  • African: 3,326 (2.9%)
  • Ghanaian: 3,310 (2.9%)
  • French: 2,905 (2.6%)
  • Brazilian: 2,851 (2.5%)
  • French Canadian: 2,672 (2.4%)
  • Albanian: 2,449 (2.2%)
  • Polish: 2,435 (2.2%)
  • English: 1,928 (1.7%)
  • Greek: 1,474 (1.3%)
  • Iraqi: 1,238 (1.1%)
  • Liberian: 1,048 (0.9%)
  • Swedish: 1,019 (0.9%)
  • German: 992 (0.9%)
  • Lithuanian: 889 (0.8%)
  • Nigerian: 886 (0.8%)
  • Jamaican: 778 (0.7%)
  • Kenyan: 723 (0.6%)
  • European: 709 (0.6%)
  • Armenian: 624 (0.6%)
  • Russian: 598 (0.5%)
  • Lebanese: 575 (0.5%)
  • Haitian: 574 (0.5%)
  • Portuguese: 476 (0.4%)
  • Ugandan: 462 (0.4%)
  • Cape Verdean: 339 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 336 (0.3%)
  • Arab: 317 (0.3%)
  • Scottish: 308 (0.3%)
  • Finnish: 290 (0.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 247 (0.2%)
  • Afghan: 241 (0.2%)
  • Syrian: 232 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 171 (0.2%)
  • Somali: 156 (0.1%)
  • British: 148 (0.1%)
  • Turkish: 145 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 144 (0.1%)
  • Moroccan: 110 (0.10%)
  • Ukrainian: 100 (0.09%)
  • Iranian: 96 (0.08%)
  • Norwegian: 95 (0.08%)
  • Macedonian: 89 (0.08%)
  • Ethiopian: 84 (0.07%)
  • Austrian: 83 (0.07%)
  • West Indian: 83 (0.07%)
  • Dutch: 82 (0.07%)
  • Serbian: 71 (0.06%)
  • Jordanian: 69 (0.06%)
  • Welsh: 66 (0.06%)
  • Yugoslavian: 61 (0.05%)
  • Danish: 59 (0.05%)
  • Hungarian: 51 (0.05%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 44 (0.04%)
  • Barbadian: 43 (0.04%)
  • Northern European: 41 (0.04%)
  • British West Indian: 38 (0.03%)
  • Czech: 37 (0.03%)
  • South African: 32 (0.03%)
  • Slovak: 29 (0.03%)
  • Senegalese: 28 (0.02%)
  • Assyrian: 22 (0.02%)
  • Guyanese: 22 (0.02%)
  • Egyptian: 19 (0.02%)
  • Bahamian: 15 (0.01%)
  • Palestinian: 14 (0.01%)
  • Bermudan: 14 (0.01%)
  • Swiss: 11 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 10 (0.01%)
  • Australian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Croatian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 7 (0.01%)
  • Scandinavian: 6 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Ghana
Worcester:

12.7% (5,459)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Dominican Republic
Worcester:

9.3% (4,026)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Vietnam
Worcester:

8.2% (3,542)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Brazil
Worcester:

5.9% (2,552)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Albania
Worcester:

5.5% (2,352)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

India
Worcester:

3.9% (1,678)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Iraq
Worcester:

3.4% (1,461)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Liberia
Worcester:

3.3% (1,409)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Worcester:

3.2% (1,364)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Other Eastern Africa
Worcester:

2.9% (1,267)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Ecuador
Worcester:

2.9% (1,257)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

El Salvador
Worcester:

2.8% (1,210)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Colombia
Worcester:

2.3% (974)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Kenya
Worcester:

2.2% (935)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Other South Central Asia
Worcester:

2.1% (907)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Poland
Worcester:

2.0% (867)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Greece
Worcester:

2.0% (865)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Africa, n.e.c.
Worcester:

1.5% (651)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 107,338
  • Other state: 28,184
  • Northeast: 17,072
  • Midwest: 3,597
  • South: 5,003
  • West: 2,512

85.9% of Worcester residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38.3% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42.7% lived in Massachusetts.


Worcester:

85.9%
State average:

86.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 656
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 397
  • 5th and 6th grade: 265
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,293
  • 9th grade: 1,277
  • 10th grade: 2,055
  • 11th grade: 1,372
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,741
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 16,032
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,531
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,605
  • Associate degree: 4,030
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,970
  • Master's degree: 4,467
  • Professional school degree: 1,331
  • Doctorate degree: 1,447
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,354
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 161
  • 5th and 6th grade: 661
  • 7th and 8th grade: 640
  • 9th grade: 1,142
  • 10th grade: 2,496
  • 11th grade: 1,201
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,094
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 19,165
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,928
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 7,708
  • Associate degree: 6,741
  • Bachelor's degree: 10,860
  • Master's degree: 5,428
  • Professional school degree: 1,316
  • Doctorate degree: 1,041
Educational Attainment for Females
Worcester marital status for males
Worcester marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,707
  • One, attached: 4,203
  • Two: 7,754
  • 3 or 4: 18,275
  • 5 to 9: 5,963
  • 10 to 19: 5,651
  • 20 to 49: 3,767
  • 50 or more: 9,150
  • Mobile homes: 156

Median worth of mobile homes: $68,881

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 2.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 3.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Worcester
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Worcester, MA
  • 58.9%Utility gas
  • 28.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.2%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Worcester, MA
  • 45.1%Electricity
  • 44.9%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 962
Here:

6.3%
Massachusetts:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 912
Here:

9.4%
Massachusetts:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12,824
Here:

57.1%
Massachusetts:

47.7%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability