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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Worcester County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 818,249. Living in Worcester County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Worcester County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Worcester County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Worcester County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Worcester County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    277.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    249.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    989
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Worcester County Reviews

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Worcester County Is a thriving community all around. With the upcoming stadium coming to Kelly Square in the City of Worcester, there will surely be an increase in tourists and people moving in. Not only because of the stadium but what business the stadium will attract. Along with changing the roads in infamous Kelly square. Worcester has all that you need! Bars, Hotels, Escape Rooms, Restarants all up Shrewsbury St, big and small business. Table Talk Pie is oacted here in Worcester as well! Not to forget the famous Coney Isnald Hot Dogs near the RMV on southbridge st. Downtown is filled with manybusy consultants, bankers accountants and more. Although Worcester isn't exactly somewhere you want to take your your lambo through, with all the massive potholes that are out there to take out your whole axel and rip your wheel off the arm. You can't miss the festivals that go on there and all the events that Worcester will through to get the community together.
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Worcester is a decent place to live. The rent is somewhat affordable the schooling is not so bad. There are many public schools that are willing to help students to expand their learning capacities and want to promote/pursue educational equity. however, in terms of entertainment. I feel that there is never a movement going on in Worcester. There are minimal social activities for the community besides the museum and library. I am hoping that the new baseball stadium will bring more joy to Worcester.
Like all cities, there are areas that are great and areas to stay away from. We have a beautiful park that has walking paths (animal friendly-leashed), area for young children to play,park benches to sit and people watch. Artists set up whatever they want once a year. They close different streets once a year for different parades, ethnic celebrations etc. schools are diversified, we have private and public. Living on the outskirts of the city is great! Easy access to everything. The thing I hate most is the vandalism! We could have an amazing city, with beautiful parks and buildings accept for that.