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Worcester
  • City in Massachusetts

Report Card

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

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Worcester is a city in Massachusetts with a population of 203,867. Worcester is in Worcester County. Living in Worcester offers residents an urban suburban mix 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

About Worcester...
Population
203,867

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,800
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,179
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    513
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    24.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    102.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    382.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,311.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    241.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  11%

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