Worcester

9 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

Niche ranks over 200 cities based on more than 50 statistics and expert insights.
  • Public Schools
  • Private 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
      575
    • 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

    9 reviews
    • Excellent
      4
    • Very Good
      2
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    Worcester is a fundamental melting pot of different cultures, experiences, and places to view. It is considered most popular for the great local colleges that it provides! Worcester, MA. was also a city that was determined to be the city of Boston several hundred years ago because it was a big county! There are many different multicultural places to eat such as Chinese food, Spanish food, Haitian food, Indian food and many others galore ! There are many kinds of jobs available for different types of majors and the city is constantly thriving with aspiring young adults and older who are experienced and knowledgeable about the cities affluent culture!
    • Former Resident
    • 25 days ago
    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
    • 2 months ago
    I am refugee. In 2008 I came US. I have been living in Worcester, MA since then. There are lot of memorable memories from this city. I learn lot from this place. I love living this city. First time I used computer was in Worcester Public library. I learned lot of things that are essential for living from this city. It's great school and teachers are nice and very helpful. I went to North high on my senior year. I Graduate from there. Public schools in Worcester, MA. This city is safe. This city is safe to live. I never have any trouble with people from here. My favorite place to go is green hill park. There are lot of nice places to visit in Worcester, MA.
    • Current Resident
    • 15 days ago