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Pros

-Educated population
-Local arts and culture
-Central location

Cons

-Economy
-Harsh winters
-Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Worcester Metro Area


Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts. From its roots in the Industrial Revolution, it is evolving into a diverse research, manufacturing, and technology center, featuring a significant health care presence and a large biotechnology research park. The downtown is being gradually restored and modernized. Origins as a cultural center continue with the area’s many small museums and colleges, as well as a good set of small performing arts amenities. Mountain areas to the west and lakes mainly north offer good recreation opportunities. Cost of living is influenced by more expensive areas east and is high for local income levels.



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Quick Facts About Worcester


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Worcester is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Worcester jobs have Increased by 0.78 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Worcester's cost of living is 6.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Worcester's population is 184,815 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.87 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Worcester is $199,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -22.16 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Worcester public schools spend $15,489 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.4 students per teacher in Worcester.

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I don't understand why your statistics say there aren't any Hispanics/Latinos in Worcester. I'm Puerto Rican, and I grew up there. There are plenty of Latin people all... (read more)
Worcester Bargain Education & Arts Mecca
Though I don't live there, Worcester is a first class bargain for a great first class education! Worcester has at least 10 great colleges and universities in this city,... (read more)
Wackster, MA
Not enough diversity or people of color. If you are a young single black woman the dating scene is non existent and the pickings are slim. The cost of living is high,... (read more)
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