Worcester

5 reviews
  1. City in Massachusetts
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$935
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Worcester Rankings

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  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      735
      264
    • Murder
      3
      5
    • Rape
      4
      37
    • Robbery
      219
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      772
      1
    • Theft
      2,087
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      200
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $46,105
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      11%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      19%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      25%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      29%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      16%
      14%

    Reviews

    5 reviews
    • Excellent
      2
    • Very Good
      0
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    Worcester is an interesting city! There is plenty to do in the city, without having that concrete jungle sort of feel. There is a big range of great food, from amazing sushi to amazing barbeque. Worcester also has some great art museums as well. Although Worcester does have some rough areas, the majority of the city is awesome.
    • Current Resident
    • 28 days ago
    Worcester being the place that it is, its safe all the time but there will always be a time there isnt. the public schools are a good place for the kids and there is alot of safety in there but depending on the people such as of gangs than thats there problem. When it comes to casual kids or to say in the norm everything is perfect.
    • Current Resident
    • 29 days ago
    I like the availability of how close everything is. Worcester has a few colleges so there is a sort of community among the schools. A lot of stores and hang out spots are within walking distance and if not the public transportation is easily accessable
    • Former Resident
    • 1 month ago