Worcester Metro Area, Massachusetts 

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Population

935,536

15% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$64,629

Avg. Home Price

$238,000

United States / Massachusetts / Worcester Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Worcester Metro Area, 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


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
Metro Area: Worcester Metro Area
City: Worcester, Leominster, 70 total
Zip Codes: 01453, 01420, 01545, 01604, 01757, 01605, 01602, 01610, 01609, 01603, 85 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 470 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Worcester Metro Area is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Worcester Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.82%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Worcester Metro Area's cost of living is 13.50% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Worcester Metro Area's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Worcester Metro Area's population is 935,536 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.18%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Worcester Metro Area is $238,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -15.03%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Worcester Metro Area public schools spend $15,104 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 students per teacher in Worcester Metro Area. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Worcester

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ZIP CODES IN WORCESTER METRO AREA, MASSACHUSETTS
01453, 01420, 01545, 01604, 01757, 01605, 01602, 01610, 01609, 01603, 85 total