Worcester, Massachusetts 

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+18.1% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

105.1 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 4.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester, Massachusetts is a vibrant and lively city with something for everyone. From its rich history to its modern amenities, Worcester has it all. For those looking for culture and entertainment, the Worcester Art Museum, EcoTarium and Mechanics Hall are must-sees. For outdoor enthusiasts, explore the many parks and trails in the area or take a stroll through historic Kelley Square. With its excellent food scene, diverse neighborhoods, and amazing shops and cafes, Worcester is an enjoyable destination to visit! Mid-sized city - Center of Massachusetts between Connecticut/Rhode Island and New Hampshire border.
State: Massachusetts
County: Worcester County
Metro Area: Worcester Metro Area
City: Worcester
Zip Codes: 01604 01605 01602 01610 01609 01603 01606 01607 01608
Cost of Living: 5.1% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 470 ft above sea level

Educated population
Local arts and culture
Central location
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.


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

Compared to the rest of the country, Worcester's cost of living is 5.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Worcester's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Worcester, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

Worcester's population is 203,867 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.6%. Learn More...

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

The median home cost in Worcester is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.8%.

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

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Housing Market in Worcester

It's a good time to buy in Worcester. Home Appreciation is up 11.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Worcester is .

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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