Worcester County MA Information

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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, 2014 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 # 5 71st
Median Household Income # 7 57th
Per Capita Income # 8 50th

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

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Worcester County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 813,005
Population in Households 784,564
Population in Familes 634,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,441
Population Density1 538
Diversity Index2 42
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 308,946
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 206,028
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 333,762 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205,631 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 103,315 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,816 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $232,823
Average Home Value $271,060
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,720
Average Household Income $85,117
Per Capita Income $32,488
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.42% 0.49%
Households 0.45% 0.51%
Families 0.4% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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.

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