Worcester, Massachusetts 

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Population

184,743

+2.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

7.6%

Median Income

$46,105

Median Home Price

$246,500

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Best Places to Live in Worcester, Massachusetts

Mid-sized city - Center of Massachusetts between Connecticut/Rhode Island and New Hampshire border. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Worcester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Worcester, MA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
County: Worcester County
Metro Area: Worcester Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Worcester
Zip Codes: 01604 01605 01602 01610 01609 01603 01606 01607 01608
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 470 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Worcester is 7.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Worcester jobs have increased by 4.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Worcester's cost of living is 2.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Worcester's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Worcester county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.6% to 39.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Worcester's population is 184,743 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Worcester is Real Estate: $246,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%.

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. More Education



Best Places to Live in Worcester Rankings


Housing Market in Worcester

It's a good time to buy in Worcester. Home Appreciation is up 5.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Worcester is $246,500.

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Reviews for Worcester   11 Reviews
Incorrect about Worcester - 3/22/2014
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

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Healthcare Choices - 9/19/2012
Great healthcare statewide, not just in... Read More

Worcester Bargain Education & Arts Mecca - 11/5/2010
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


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ZIP CODES IN WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
01604 01605 01602 01610 01609 01603 01606 01607 01608

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