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Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area


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2022 population: 862,927   ( 150,670 from 2010)
Land area: 1510.7 square miles
Population density: 571.2 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:637,088 73.83% 23.7%
Black:46,0585.34% 43.5%
Indian:1,4960.17% 29.6%
Asian:48,6145.63% 42.1%
2+ races:16,8151.95% 1.1%
Hispanic:112,85613.08% 26.0%
Total non-White:225,83926.17% 26.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:19,130 11.1
Deaths:18,13010.5
Net Migration: -6,263-3.6
Net Immigration: 5,7363.3
Change in White population:-198,019 -19.5
Change in Non-White pop.:47,349 4.7




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
1,013,597
835,10782.39%
32,0993.17%
2,1260.21%
34,2233.38%
16,6321.64%
89,5448.83%
178,49017.61%

2000
949,509
830,61687.48%
21,0342.22%
2,3580.25%
21,0812.22%
12,5441.32%
59,9686.32%
118,89312.52%

1990
895,444
827,68992.43%
14,9831.67%
2,0780.23%
12,9191.44%
n/a
37,7754.22%
67,7557.57%

1980
812,122
781,73796.26%
9,1991.13%
1,2270.15%
3,5500.44%
n/a
16,1021.98%
30,3853.74%

1970
722,484
707,13997.88%
6,4460.89%
4900.07%
1,1300.16%
n/a
6,4430.89%
15,345 2.12%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
104,117 11.0
70,9537.5
-3,552-0.4
24,4892.6
4,491 0.5
59,597 6.3
1990's
NumberRate
115,110 12.9
75,0998.4
-12,306-1.4
12,4431.4
2,927 0.3
51,138 5.7
1980's
NumberRate
110,263 13.6
70,981 8.7
37,947 4.7
n/a
45,952 5.7
37,370 4.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-21,578 -3.0
n/a
74,598 10.3
15,040 2.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
40.4
197,510 22.9%
665,417 77.1%
155,669 18.0%
368,893
2.51
242,646 65.8%
178,397 73.5%
23,330 9.6%
126,247 34.2%

2010
NumberPercent
39.4
235,487 23.2%
778,110 76.8%
129,997 12.8%
385,130
2.54
258,932 67.2%
193,910 74.9%
27,061 10.5%
126,198 32.8%

2000
NumberPercent
36.4
242,405 25.5%
707,104 74.5%
122,072 12.9%
359,423
2.56
246,374 68.5%
192,849 78.3%
24,636 10.0%
113,049 31.5%

1990
NumberPercent
33.0
221,663 24.8%
673,781 75.2%
120,430 13.4%
327,719
2.64
236,039 72.0%
191,267 81.0%
20,108 8.5%
91,680 28.0%

1980
NumberPercent
30.9
224,751 27.7%
587,371 72.3%
102,993 12.7%
282,710
2.77
210,767 74.6%
175,293 83.2%
16,561 7.9%
71,943 25.4%

2022 Housing Data for Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units393,009 
Median Value$353,199 
Occupied368,89393.9%
Vacant24,1166.1%
Owned246,50966.8%
Rented122,38433.2%
Median Rent$1,248 
Single-Family Units254,67264.8%
    Detached230,45158.6%
    Attached24,2216.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units60,84415.5%
Mobile Homes3,5250.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00014,6624.0%
$10,000 to $14,99912,8773.5%
$15,000 to $19,99911,5053.1%
$20,000 to $24,99911,6313.2%
$25,000 to $29,99911,9733.2%
$30,000 to $34,99911,5813.1%
$35,000 to $39,99910,5832.9%
$40,000 to $44,99910,2662.8%
$45,000 to $49,99910,7782.9%
$50,000 to $59,99922,3216.1%
$60,000 to $74,99931,4688.5%
$75,000 to $99,99945,79312.4%
$100,000 to $124,99938,92810.6%
$125,000 to $149,99929,9818.1%
$150,000 to $199,99941,95211.4%
$200,000 or more52,59414.3%
Median Household Income87,958 
Per Capita Income44,940 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.111 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI21,7665.9%
Public Assistance13,3303.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps55,66615.1%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed406,92274.2%
Unemployed23,4684.3%
In Armed Forces5870.1%
Total Labor Force430,97778.6%
Not in Labor Force117,36121.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 25.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector182,720148,71155.1%
Non-Profit18,62632,63836.3%
Self-Employed24,56515,06062.0%
Local Government13,85324,56436.1%
State Government9,79811,24046.6%
Federal Government4,8512,45266.4%
Total Private + Self207,285163,77155.9%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.47,12870,89439.9%
Total254,413234,66552.0%
Pct. Govt.13.6%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts86,13117.6%
Sales and Office Occupations94,07419.2%
Professional, Technical131,83226.9%
Service Occupations79,97516.3%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,3920.3%
All others97,93520.0%
White Collar 63.7%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance79,94018.1%
Manufacturing58,58413.3%
Educational services56,21712.7%
Retail trade55,25612.5%
Professional, scientific, technical39,4548.9%
Construction32,0077.2%
Accommodation and food services25,9085.9%
Finance and insurance24,0205.4%
Other services20,4494.6%
Transportation and warehousing19,6784.5%
Public administration18,3454.2%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.16,8683.8%
Wholesale trade11,3452.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation9,1692.1%
Information8,0461.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing6,3641.4%
Utilities4,7951.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,6710.6%
Management6400.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1910.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican7,9570.83%
Puerto Rican66,2596.94%
Cuban1,8040.19%
Dominican11,7121.23%
Total Central American11,6861.22%
Costa Rican1790.02%
Guatemalan3,1390.33%
Honduran9270.10%
Nicaraguan1940.02%
Panamanian6630.07%
Salvadoran6,5530.69%
Other Central American310.00%
Total South American12,9111.35%
Argentinean1,0490.11%
Bolivian2620.03%
Chilean2450.03%
Colombian3,2530.34%
Ecuadorian4,6550.49%
Paraguayan150.00%
Peruvian9540.10%
Uruguayan1,2170.13%
Venezuelan8620.09%
Other South American3990.04%
Other Hispanic6,1870.65%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian16,3341.71%
Chinese8,8780.93%
Vietnamese7,8540.82%
Korean2,1020.22%
Filipino1,7210.18%
Laotian1,3170.14%
Japanese1,1370.12%
Cambodian1,0080.11%
Hmong6940.07%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English724,61980.0%
Spanish78,9888.7%
Other Indo-European37,6824.2%
Other12,8561.4%
Other Asian9,8021.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun9,3471.0%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic7,5530.8%
Chinese7,4560.8%
Vietnamese6,5950.7%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
Irish166,92817.5%
Italian110,87111.6%
English92,3079.7%
French89,3069.4%
French Canadian53,9325.6%
German52,8415.5%
Polish50,7305.3%
American49,1725.2%
Swedish23,2512.4%
Portuguese18,0651.9%
Scottish17,8081.9%
Brazilian12,9721.4%
European9,8141.0%
Lithuanian9,0811.0%
Greek8,4330.9%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen899,40494.2%
Not a citizen55,1815.8%
Native834,98887.5%
Foreign-born119,59712.5%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
22,510 3.4%34,916 5.2%183,345 27.5%179,350 26.9%143,706 21.6%102,917 15.4%
  Average years of education: 13.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 22,510 3.4%
9-12 Years 34,916 5.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 183,345 27.5%
Some College 179,350 26.9%
Bach. Degree 143,706 21.6%
Grad Degree 102,917 15.4%
Average years of education: 13.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 787,506 731,987 55,519 7.0%
1991 779,108 703,576 75,532 9.7%
1992 781,243 710,285 70,958 9.1%
1993 784,639 728,320 56,319 7.2%
1994 784,260 738,236 46,024 5.9%
1995 778,564 736,141 42,423 5.4%
1996 784,580 747,341 37,239 4.7%
1997 802,437 769,030 33,407 4.2%
1998 809,410 780,994 28,416 3.5%
1999 810,743 782,844 27,899 3.4%
2000 828,409 805,091 23,318 2.8%
2001 840,922 808,243 32,679 3.9%
2002 860,693 813,341 47,352 5.5%
2003 864,692 811,992 52,700 6.1%
2004 862,601 815,197 47,404 5.5%
2005 858,233 813,604 44,629 5.2%
2006 865,169 821,252 43,917 5.1%
2007 867,996 824,659 43,337 5.0%
2008 873,383 822,479 50,904 5.8%
2009 877,174 799,213 77,961 8.9%
2010 904,990 825,825 79,165 8.7%
2011 903,971 832,993 70,978 7.9%
2012 904,165 837,457 66,708 7.4%
2013 904,094 838,655 65,439 7.2%
2014 916,265 859,619 56,646 6.2%
2015 917,612 870,303 47,309 5.2%
2016 922,764 882,893 39,871 4.3%
2017 937,881 899,867 38,014 4.1%
2018 955,853 920,518 35,335 3.7%
2019 955,546 923,868 31,678 3.3%
2020 926,228 845,531 80,697 8.7%
2021 948,813 894,715 54,098 5.7%
2022 950,071 912,672 37,399 3.9%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com