Worcester, Massachusetts 

11 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Population

184,815

9% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.4%

Median Income

$46,105

Avg. Home Price

$227,300

Best Places to Live in Worcester, Massachusetts

Mid-sized city - Center of Massachusetts between Connecticut/Rhode Island and New Hampshire border
Pros
-Educated population
-Local arts and culture
-Central location
Cons
-Economy
-Harsh winters
-Cost of living

Find your Best Mortgage in Worcester: Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, 30 years, 15 years

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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
County: Worcester County
Metro Area: Worcester Metro Area
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 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Worcester jobs have increased by 0.78%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Worcester's cost of living is 9.00% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Worcester's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Worcester's population is 184,815 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.87%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Worcester is $227,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.38%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

Best Places to Live in Worcester Rankings


Housing Market in Worcester

It's a good time to buy in Worcester. Home Appreciation is up 11.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Worcester Real Estate.

The median home price in Worcester is $227,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


View More Data >

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

Start Your Review of Worcester


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


View More Data >

COMPARE CITY TO CITY
Compare Worcester, Massachusetts to any other place in the USA.

MAPS OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Worcester,Massachusetts Map
ZIP CODES IN WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
01604 01605 01602 01610 01609 01603 01606 01607 01608
Join BestPlaces