B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$945
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

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
    647
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    222
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    662
    525
  • Theft
    2,053
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    216
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,472
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
Places like Worcester
More

Worcester Reviews

64 reviews
All Categories
I've chosen Worcester twice now. First in 2004 until I relocated to Boston for work. Most recently, I bought a home on the west side of Worcester which is comprised of lovely homes, tree-lined streets, and public green spaces including hiking trails. I find the city changed for the better. Innovative small business, brilliant restaurants, and an enriched arts scene are among the improvements. The revitalization of downtown is lovely. You can't beat the cost of housing, and everything one could need is nearby! I love this town.
Start Your Review of Worcester
Rate It!
Worcester is a fundamental melting pot of different cultures, experiences, and places to view. It is considered most popular for the great local colleges that it provides! Worcester, MA. was also a city that was determined to be the city of Boston several hundred years ago because it was a big county! There are many different multicultural places to eat such as Chinese food, Spanish food, Haitian food, Indian food and many others galore ! There are many kinds of jobs available for different types of majors and the city is constantly thriving with aspiring young adults and older who are experienced and knowledgeable about the cities affluent culture!
I have lived in Worcester for about three years now and I love it! The thing that I would say I love the most about Worcester is that there is always something to do. We have a movie theater, a mall, tons of restaurants and some amazing views. One thing that I wish we have in Worcester is more entertainment centers and stores, other than that I would recommend anyone to live here!