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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    C
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B-
Worcester County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 822,280. 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 highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,027
National
$949
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

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

Residents

Diversity
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
    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
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Worcester County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,895
National
$55,322

Worcester County Reviews

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In Worcester County it is easy to get anywhere. Travel just 1 hour to the ocean, there are lots of lakes, great restaurants and nightlife. Schools always rank in the top percentile for Massachusetts and the nation. There are a lot of colleges in Worcester County, from community to major universities. The sports in Worcester County are of high quality and are very competitive. Several student athletes have gone on to colleges and even the professional level. There are many parks and recreational areas in Worcester County which is great for families. Homes are well maintained and a sense of pride is obvious. Worcester County also has an amazing health care system. Many top hospitals that are networked wit local care centers. There are many job opportunities in Worcester County as well, the unemployment rate is very low and if you need a job, you can easily get one. Homes are available from all price ranges and available to the market.
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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.
My overall experience at the Worcester county has been pretty good. There are many things to do here. You could take a tour at the EcoTarium. A place decked with with science and nature exhibits. You could take a stroll through Green Hill park which contains a pond, a zoo, a playground, a little league diamond and a golf course and visit the Worcester art museum. I have lived in Worcester all my life and I tel you that I would not live anywhere else if I had the chance