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Worcester, MA (Massachusetts) Houses and Residents

Worcester,MA index of house prices

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

Houses: 79,186 (72,092 occupied: 29,613 owner occupied, 42,479 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

38%

Housing density: 2,108 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $229,436.

Median contract rent in 2016: $505 (lower quartile is $370, upper quartile is $606)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $863


Median gross rent in Worcester, MA in 2016: $577

Housing units in Worcester with a mortgage: 19,526 (842 second mortgage, 1,113 home equity loan, 173 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,087

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $91,536

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $53,616

Median monthly housing costs: $1,080


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Worcester, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $216,000 (it was $118,400 in 2000)
Worcester:

$216,000
Massachusetts:

$366,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $167,100 - $270,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $245,037
Here:

$245,037
State:

$451,214

Townhouses or other attached units: $162,420
Here:

$162,420
State:

$418,838

In 2-unit structures: $228,589
Here:

$228,589
State:

$444,053

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,501
Here:

$166,501
State:

$427,048

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,919
Here:

$156,919
State:

$429,965
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1944

Household type by relationship:

Households: 184,509
  • In family households: 121,770 (16,484 male householders, 18,353 female householders)
    23,113 spouses, 45,685 children (44,098 natural, 507 adopted, 1,080 stepchildren), 3,623 grandchildren, 2,753 brothers or sisters, 2,621 parents, 4,268 other relatives, 4,870 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 48,672 (17,852 male householders (14,106 living alone)), 19,403 female householders (16,807 living alone)), 11,417 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,067

Size of family households: 14,297 2-persons, 8,899 3-persons, 6,974 4-persons, 2,691 5-persons, 1,210 6-persons, 766 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,913 1-person, 4,167 2-persons, 1,739 3-persons, 436 4-persons.

14,677 married couples with children.
13,397 single-parent households (1,508 men, 11,889 women).

69.1% of residents of Worcester speak English at home.
13.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
7.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
5.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 36,691 (19.9%)
(47.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Worcester, Massachusetts:

  • 96no bedroom
  • 1,2991 bedroom
  • 8,0852 bedrooms
  • 13,4433 bedrooms
  • 5,5034 bedrooms
  • 1,1875+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Worcester population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Worcester, Massachusetts:

  • 1,915no bedroom
  • 11,3821 bedroom
  • 15,8432 bedrooms
  • 11,3373 bedrooms
  • 1,7294 bedrooms
  • 2735+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Worcester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Worcester in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,127no vehicle
  • 11,0451 vehicle
  • 11,8402 vehicles
  • 4,3363 vehicles
  • 6494 vehicles
  • 6165+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Worcester population

Cars and other vehicles available in Worcester in renter-occupied apartments

  • 12,815no vehicle
  • 21,3591 vehicle
  • 7,0382 vehicles
  • 9063 vehicles
  • 3614 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Worcester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Worcester, Massachusetts:

  • 961 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 9463 rooms
  • 2,5814 rooms
  • 6,8315 rooms
  • 7,6936 rooms
  • 5,4717 rooms
  • 3,1178 rooms
  • 2,8789+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Worcester population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Worcester, Massachusetts:

  • 1,9151 room
  • 3,1502 rooms
  • 6,9643 rooms
  • 9,1404 rooms
  • 10,9985 rooms
  • 8,0356 rooms
  • 1,3517 rooms
  • 3848 rooms
  • 5429+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Worcester population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 household income distribution

  • Worcester, MA household income distribution
  • 7,699Less than $10,000
  • 5,163$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4,881$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3,248$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,296$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4,248$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4,447$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3,724$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,326$45,000 to $49,999
  • 4,662$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5,970$60,000 to $74,999
  • 7,239$75,000 to $99,999
  • 6,033$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,155$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,896$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,105$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Worcester, MA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Worcester, MA
  • 128Less than $10,000
  • 36$10,000 to $14,999
  • 81$15,000 to $19,999
  • 93$20,000 to $24,999
  • 86$25,000 to $29,999
  • 67$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4$35,000 to $39,999
  • 43$40,000 to $49,999
  • 81$50,000 to $59,999
  • 53$60,000 to $69,999
  • 210$70,000 to $79,999
  • 348$80,000 to $89,999
  • 441$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,259$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,861$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,350$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3,786$175,000 to $199,999
  • 7,389$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,844$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,816$300,000 to $399,999
  • 929$400,000 to $499,999
  • 622$500,000 to $749,999
  • 111$750,000 to $999,999
  • 91$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 16$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Worcester, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Worcester, MA
  • 550Less than $100
  • 493$100 to $149
  • 717$150 to $199
  • 1,228$200 to $249
  • 812$250 to $299
  • 946$300 to $349
  • 1,039$350 to $399
  • 928$400 to $449
  • 830$450 to $499
  • 705$500 to $549
  • 286$550 to $599
  • 464$600 to $649
  • 1,155$650 to $699
  • 2,042$700 to $749
  • 2,217$750 to $799
  • 5,897$800 to $899
  • 7,134$900 to $999
  • 8,150$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,099$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,354$1,500 to $1,999
  • 148$2,000 to $2,499
  • 154$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,131No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 10,1242010 or later
  • 11,4202000 to 2009
  • 8,2081990 to 1999
  • 6,1491980 to 1989
  • 2,1941970 to 1979
  • 3,168Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Worcester population
Worcester commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,261
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 9,477
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 12,940
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 17,376
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 10,595
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 5,049
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 11,275
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,051
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,763
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 5,102
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 5,401
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,532
Worcester, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 83.7%
Number of people working at home: 5,727 (6.4% of all workers)

Worcester mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 83,653 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 8,152 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,987 (2%)
  • Railroad: 26 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,185 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 224 (0%)
  • Walked: 7,012 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 5,727 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 9,655
 Italian: 6,861
 American: 4,094
 African: 3,742
 Ghanaian: 3,015
 French (except Basque): 2,984
 Albanian: 2,887
 French Canadian: 2,694
 Brazilian: 2,538
 Polish: 2,437
 English: 2,041
 Greek: 1,324
 Iraqi: 1,084
 German: 983
 Jamaican: 902
 Kenyan: 896
 Swedish: 884
 Lithuanian: 883
 Armenian: 782
 Russian: 633
 Haitian: 626
 Lebanese: 614
 European: 582
 Liberian: 538
 Portuguese: 482
 Nigerian: 398
 Scottish: 330
 Eastern European: 324
 Somali: 322
 Arab: 309
 Finnish: 287
 Ugandan: 286
 Cape Verdean: 283
 Scotch-Irish: 269
 Romanian: 220
 Turkish: 188
 Canadian: 186
 British: 166
 Iranian: 160
 Moroccan: 141
 Welsh: 124
 Ukrainian: 114
 Syrian: 106
 Dutch: 96
 West Indian: 91
 Norwegian: 84
 Yugoslavian: 73
 Austrian: 62
 Danish: 57
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 56
 Hungarian: 53
 Czech: 43
 Jordanian: 42
 Palestinian: 42
 Northern European: 42
 Ethiopian: 42
 Barbadian: 42
 Egyptian: 34
 Slovak: 34
 British West Indian: 34
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 30
 Guyanese: 29
 South African: 27
 Afghan: 23
 Macedonian: 21
 Serbian: 18
 Czechoslovakian: 18
 Bahamian: 13
 Estonian: 12
 Bermudan: 12
 Senegalese: 9
 Latvian: 8
 Scandinavian: 8
 Australian: 8
 Croatian: 5
 Cajun: 5
 Zimbabwean: 4
 Swiss: 4
 Belgian: 2

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

  • 10%Ghana
  • 10%Vietnam
  • 9%Dominican Republic
  • 6%Brazil
  • 6%Albania
  • 3%India
  • 3%El Salvador

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

  • This state: 108,842
  • Other state: 28,263
  • Northeast: 17,445
  • Midwest: 2,675
  • South: 5,217
  • West: 2,926

86% of Worcester residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Massachusetts.

Worcester:

86.0%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 661
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 404
  • 5th and 6th grade: 788
  • 7th and 8th grade: 776
  • 9th grade: 1,541
  • 10th grade: 2,237
  • 11th grade: 1,868
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,204
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 18,703
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,382
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 7,562
  • Associate degree: 3,341
  • Bachelor's degree: 11,809
  • Master's degree: 3,333
  • Professional school degree: 1,093
  • Doctorate degree: 963

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,250
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 449
  • 5th and 6th grade: 879
  • 7th and 8th grade: 982
  • 9th grade: 380
  • 10th grade: 2,398
  • 11th grade: 997
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 973
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 17,708
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,288
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 9,259
  • Associate degree: 5,581
  • Bachelor's degree: 11,848
  • Master's degree: 5,541
  • Professional school degree: 1,274
  • Doctorate degree: 855

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 4.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 59.6%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.5%Males
  • 6.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 11.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.3%Males
  • 11.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 9.8%Females
Worcester marital status for males
Worcester marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,812
  • One, attached: 5,066
  • Two: 7,175
  • 3 or 4: 19,080
  • 5 to 9: 7,952
  • 10 to 19: 4,182
  • 20 to 49: 4,692
  • 50 or more: 7,105
  • Mobile homes: 122

Median worth of mobile homes: $65,108

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.7%

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:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Worcester
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.3%)
  • Electricity (12.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (47.5%)
  • Electricity (38.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 982
Here:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 489
Here:

6.5%
Massachusetts:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11,170
Here:

54.8%
Massachusetts:

46.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)