Worcester County MA Information


Worcester County Subdivisions

Worcester County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 829,481
Population in Households 801,417
Population in Familes 648,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,064
Population Density1 549
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 313,231
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 208,608
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 338,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202,331 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 110,900 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,835 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $276,979
Average Home Value $322,069


Median Household Income $66,700
Average Household Income $89,720
Per Capita Income $34,475
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.65%
Households 0.53% 0.62%
Families 0.47% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Worcester County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Worcester County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 93rd
Population Density1 # 9 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 6 64th
Median Household Income # 6 64th
Per Capita Income # 8 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.