Worcester, MA Population

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

Worcester County

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

Races in Worcester:

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

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

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

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 37.6 square miles

Map of Worcester, MA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Worcester

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

For population 15 years and over in Worcester city

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

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

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

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Worcester:

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

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Worcester:

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

Other public-use airports nearest to Worcester:

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

Amtrak station near Worcester:

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

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Worcester:

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

Schools

Public high schools in Worcester:

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

Private high schools in Worcester:

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

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Worcester:

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

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Worcester:

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

Libraries

Library in Worcester:

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

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