Worcester County MA Information


Worcester County Subdivisions

Worcester County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 836,644
Daytime Population: Workers 362,054
Daytime Population: Residents 417,102
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 779,156
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 807,680
Population in Familes 652,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,964
Population Density2 554
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $68,220
Average Household Income $92,337
Per Capita Income $35,264


Total Housing Units 338,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201,878 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 112,123 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,749 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $285,948
Average Home Value $340,078


Total Households 314,001
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 208,910
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.64% 0.64%
Households 0.49% 0.57%
Families 0.42% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.28%


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, 2017 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

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