Worcester County MA Information


Worcester County Subdivisions

Worcester County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 838,428
Population in Households 809,429
Population in Familes 658,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,999
Population Density1 555
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $74,859
Average Household Income $97,042
Per Capita Income $37,067


Total Housing Units 339,297 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203,325 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 111,677 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,295 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $303,580
Average Home Value $364,724


Total Households 315,002
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 209,742
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.56%
Households 0.47% 0.51%
Families 0.42% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.83%


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, 2018 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 Density # 9 43rd
Diversity Index # 6 64th
Median Household Income # 6 64th
Per Capita Income # 9 43rd

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