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Webster, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Webster Census Designated Place had a population of 11,679 as of July 1, 2017. Webster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Webster is located at latitude 42.045 and longitude -71.8762 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Webster Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 459 feet.

The Webster Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378031) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Webster Census Designated Place is located within Town of Webster, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Webster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Webster: Chabanakongkomum.

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


Total Population 11,679
Daytime Population: Workers 3,422
Daytime Population: Residents 6,306
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,728
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 11,340
Population in Familes 8,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 339
Population Density2 3,896
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $44,747
Average Household Income $59,910
Per Capita Income $26,243


Total Housing Units 5,593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,997 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,948 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 647 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $209,828
Average Home Value $227,355


Total Households 4,946
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,759
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 0.32% 0.41%
Households 0.18% 0.34%
Families -0.12% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Webster, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Webster to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 82 67th
Population Density # 31 88th
Diversity Index # 56 78th
Median Household Income # 225 9th
Per Capita Income # 215 13th

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