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Worcester County
  • County in Massachusetts

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Housing
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade B+
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade C
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

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Worcester County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 856,858. Worcester County is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. In Worcester County, 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$314,900
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,142
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    277.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    31.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    57.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    249.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    989
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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