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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Worcester is a city in Massachusetts with a population of 183,677. Worcester is in Worcester County. Living in Worcester offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Worcester there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Worcester and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Worcester are above average.
About Worcester...
Population
183,677

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$975
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Worcester Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    526
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    175
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    468
    500
  • Theft
    1,504
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,599
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Worcester Reviews

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Worcester is an amazing town filled with a great diversity of people from all over the globe. As a Worcester public school student, it is so interesting to meet new people and learn about a variety of different cultures and ethnicities. Aside from it's diversity, Worcester is filled with a multitude of entertaining activities. These activities range from going to the local Worcester Red Sox game to enjoying a meal at a restaurant of your choosing on Shrewbury Street. Worcester is truly a great city to live in and I am so glad I grew up here!
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Worcester provides wonderful cultural activities like the Worcester Art Museum, Ecotarium, the Hanover theater, the DCU center, street festival for cuisine, religious/cultural groups and performance and material
Arts, in addition to a vibrant night life and amazing culinary destinations. A lot awaits in the heart of Massachusetts, just an hour from Boston, Providence and Hartford!
I love Worcester! There are definitely areas that are more inviting than others, but overall the city is great! There are lots of restaurants and things to do. If someone is interested in something in a nearby area, traveling is very easy. The city is conveniently located and full of many friendly people who are proud to call this city their home. There are currently improvements enhancing the city's beauty to make it more attractive to everyone.