Worcester Metro Area, Massachusetts 

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Population

945,752

+2.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.7%

Median Income

$64,629

Median Home Price

$356,600

Median Age

40.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 4.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Worcester Metro Area, 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 the Worcester metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
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, 01440, 85 total
Cost of Living: 1.0% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 470 ft above sea level

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Worcester, MA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Worcester Metro Area is 6.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Worcester Metro Area jobs have increased by 3.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Worcester Metro Area's cost of living is 1.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Worcester Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Worcester metro area remained very strongly Democratic, 56.3% to 41.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Worcester Metro Area's population is 945,752 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Worcester Metro Area is Real Estate: $356,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.8%.

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. 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 19.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Worcester is $356,600.
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ZIP CODES IN WORCESTER METRO AREA, MASSACHUSETTS
01453, 01420, 01545, 01604, 01757, 01605, 01602, 01610, 01609, 01440, 85 total

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