Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    181,901
  • Population Density
    4,730 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    38 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    110 3.3
Worcester is a midsize city in Massachusetts with 181,901 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 West Side 29,623
2.66 Southeast 23,223
2.33 Oak/Union/Vernon Hill 17,188
2.66 Beaver Brook/Cider Mill 15,334
2.66 Greendale/Burncoat/Lincoln 14,763
3.00 North Side 12,396
2.00 Main South 11,741
2.33 East Side 11,175
2.33 College Hill and Quinsigamond 9,961
2.33 Downtown/Elm Park 8,351
2.00 Piedmont 8,254
2.33 Green Island/South Worcester 5,780
2.66 Southwest 4,231
2.33 Green Hill 3,962
2.33 Great Brook/Curtis Apartments 3,092
3.00 Indian Lake 719

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Auburn Town 16,245
3.33 Millbury Town 13,278
4.33 Shrewsbury Town 35,849
3.66 West Boylston Town 7,788
4.33 Holden Town 17,531
3.33 Leicester Town 11,074
4.33 Grafton Town 17,895
4.33 Paxton Town 4,824

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Springfield 153,428
3.00 Boston 629,182
2.00 Hartford 125,130
2.33 Providence 178,056
2.33 Manchester 109,942

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 01604 34,720
2.66 01605 27,279
2.00 01610 23,964
3.00 01602 23,707
2.33 01609 21,178
3.33 01606 19,495
2.33 01603 19,385
2.66 01607 8,957
2.33 01608 3,558

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
3.66 Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Public 9-12 High
Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science Public 11-12 High
3.00 South High Community School Public 9-12 High
3.00 University Park Campus School Public 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 Worcester Technical High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Forest Grove Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
2.33 Heard Street Discovery Academy Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Burncoat Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
3.00 Nelson Place School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Burncoat Senior High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Worcester Arts Magnet School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Jacob Hiatt Magnet School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.33 Clark Street Community School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.33 Doherty Memorial High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Sullivan Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
3.00 West Tatnuck School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Thorndyke Road School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.33 Tatnuck Magnet School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.33 Norrback Avenue School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.33 Roosevelt School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Columbus Park Preparatory Academy Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Belmont Street Community School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Flagg Street School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Devereux School - Massachusetts Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Ewing Day Academy Private, Special Education 6-12 High
3.66 Bancroft School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Worcester Academy Private, Boarding 6-12 High
3.00 South Lancaster Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 St. John's High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
2.66 Notre Dame Academy Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
2.33 Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School Private, Religious 7-12 High
2.00 St. Mary's Junior/Senior High School Private, Religious 7-12 High
Yeshiva Achei Tmimim Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.00 St. Peter-Marian Catholic Junior/Senior High School Private, Religious 7-12 High
St. Bernadette Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Peter Central Catholic Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Venerini Academy Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Mary Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Our Lady of the Angels Memorial Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Lilliput Early Childhood Center Private PK, K-1 Pre-K, Elementary
St. Stephen Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Assumption School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Shrewsbury Montessori School Private, Montessori PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Next Generation Children's Center Private PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Al-Hamra Academy Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Hillside School Private, All-Boys 5-9 Middle
Touchstone Community School Private, Alternative PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Silver Spruce Montessori School Private, Montessori PK, K-3 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
4.33 Wellesley College
4.00 Babson College
4.00 College of the Holy Cross
3.66 Clark University
3.66 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
3.00 Bryant University
2.66 Assumption College
2.33 Worcester State University
2.00 Fitchburg State University
2.00 Becker College
2.00 Framingham State University
2.00 Regis College
1.66 Anna Maria College
1.33 Nichols College
Quinsigamond Community College
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Dean College
Salter College - West Boylston
Lincoln Technical Institute - Lincoln
Rob Roy Academy - Worcester
Empire Beauty School - Framingham
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy - Worcester
Spa Tech Institute - Westboro

Around Worcester

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Worcester, MA United States Massachusetts Worcester Metro Area Boston, MA Hartford, CT Manchester, NH Providence, RI Springfield, MA
White 60.16% 63.25% 75.71% 80.91% 46.55% 16.70% 81.08% 36.66% 35.40%
Hispanic 20.41% 16.62% 9.93% 9.71% 17.97% 43.39% 7.95% 39.75% 40.52%
African American 11.07% 12.23% 6.27% 3.64% 22.86% 34.97% 4.45% 13.10% 19.24%
Asian 6.07% 4.83% 5.54% 3.72% 8.94% 2.46% 4.40% 6.63% 2.18%
Multiracial 1.74% 2.05% 1.80% 1.61% 2.19% 1.61% 1.89% 2.46% 2.04%
Other 0.34% 0.19% 0.61% 0.26% 1.30% 0.60% 0.15% 0.69% 0.44%
Native American 0.15% 0.66% 0.12% 0.14% 0.18% 0.27% 0.07% 0.66% 0.17%
Pacific Islander 0.06% 0.16% 0.02% 0.03% 0.02% 0.01% 0.02% 0.04% 0.01%

Age

Worcester, MA United States Massachusetts Worcester Metro Area Boston, MA Hartford, CT Manchester, NH Providence, RI Springfield, MA
9 years and under 13% 13% 11% 12% 10% 14% 12% 12% 14%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 10% 11% 7% 12% 9% 11% 13%
18 to 24 years 15% 10% 10% 10% 18% 16% 10% 20% 13%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 13% 12% 22% 16% 17% 17% 13%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 13% 14% 13% 12% 14% 12% 12%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 15% 16% 11% 12% 14% 11% 12%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 13% 13% 9% 9% 12% 9% 11%
65 and over 12% 13% 14% 13% 10% 10% 12% 9% 11%

Education Levels

Worcester, MA United States Massachusetts Worcester Metro Area Boston, MA Hartford, CT Manchester, NH Providence, RI Springfield, MA
Less than a high school diploma 16% 14% 11% 11% 15% 30% 13% 27% 24%
High school diploma or equivalent 29% 28% 26% 30% 22% 30% 33% 23% 31%
Some college or associate degree 26% 29% 24% 27% 19% 24% 28% 21% 27%
Bachelor's degree 18% 18% 22% 20% 24% 9% 18% 15% 11%
Master's degree or higher 11% 11% 17% 13% 20% 6% 8% 13% 7%

Gender

Worcester, MA United States Massachusetts Worcester Metro Area Boston, MA Hartford, CT Manchester, NH Providence, RI Springfield, MA
Male 47.6% 49.2% 48.4% 49.3% 47.8% 48.4% 50.0% 48.7% 47.7%
Female 52.4% 50.8% 51.6% 50.7% 52.2% 51.6% 50.0% 51.3% 52.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Worcester, MA United States Massachusetts Worcester Metro Area Boston, MA Hartford, CT Manchester, NH Providence, RI Springfield, MA
Rent 55.6% 35.1% 37.3% 33.7% 65.9% 75.9% 50.8% 64.2% 51.5%
Own 44.4% 64.9% 62.7% 66.3% 34.1% 24.1% 49.2% 35.8% 48.5%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Worcester, MA United States Massachusetts Worcester Metro Area Boston, MA Hartford, CT Manchester, NH Providence, RI Springfield, MA
Assault 673.7 278.9 271.1 306.1 442.8 672.4 323.3 358.3 627.7
Murder 4.9 5.0 2.1 1.5 6.1 18.4 3.6 6.7 14.3
Rape 12.0 15.3 43.3 42.4 82.4 54.2 57.9
Robbery 263.3 159.8 99.6 81.0 290.2 445.9 267.2 204.0 389.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Worcester, MA United States Massachusetts Worcester Metro Area Boston, MA Hartford, CT Manchester, NH Providence, RI Springfield, MA
Burglary 1044.4 573.5 459.3 514.2 480.9 785.3 809.7 1021.9 1536.6
Larceny 2139.0 2079.6 1412.4 1347.5 2042.1 2734.4 2844.8 2897.9 2616.1
Motor vehicle theft 217.5 235.5 137.9 102.6 250.1 511.5 144.0 537.8 478.6

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
31°
17°
35°
19°
43°
26°
55°
37°
66°
47°
74°
56°
79°
62°
77°
60°
70°
53°
58°
42°
48°
33°
36°
23°
Precipitation
3.5"
3.2"
4.2"
4.1"
4.2"
4.2"
4.2"
3.7"
3.9"
4.7"
4.3"
3.8"
Snowfall
17.1"
15.6"
11.4"
2.8"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0.2"
2.6"
14.4"

  • Jan
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  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 31°
    17°
  • 35°
    19°
  • 43°
    26°
  • 55°
    37°
  • 66°
    47°
  • 74°
    56°
  • 79°
    62°
  • 77°
    60°
  • 70°
    53°
  • 58°
    42°
  • 48°
    33°
  • 36°
    23°

    Precipitation

  • 3.5"
  • 3.2"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.1"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.2"
  • 3.7"
  • 3.9"
  • 4.7"
  • 4.3"
  • 3.8"

    Snowfall

  • 17.1"
  • 15.6"
  • 11.4"
  • 2.8"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.2"
  • 2.6"
  • 14.4"

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

    Avg. Temps

  • 31°
    17°
  • 35°
    19°
  • 43°
    26°
  • 55°
    37°
  • 66°
    47°
  • 74°
    56°
  • 79°
    62°
  • 77°
    60°
  • 70°
    53°
  • 58°
    42°
  • 48°
    33°
  • 36°
    23°

    Precipitation

  • 3.5"
  • 3.2"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.1"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.2"
  • 3.7"
  • 3.9"
  • 4.7"
  • 4.3"
  • 3.8"

    Snowfall

  • 17.1"
  • 15.6"
  • 11.4"
  • 2.8"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.2"
  • 2.6"
  • 14.4"