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
    0
  • Murder
    4
    0
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    222
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    662
    1
  • Theft
    2,053
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    216
    0

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%
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Worcester Reviews

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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.
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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!
The second largest city in New England, Worcester, Massachusetts is a good place to live, work, visit and/ or attend college in. The city has invested in many businesses to become a thriving business district. Worcester also offers excellent health care options, including: UMASS/ Memorial Hospials and St. Vincent hospital. UMASS Memorial Hospital located on North Lake Avenue, is designated a level 1 Trauma Hospital, providing Med Flights for surrounding cities and towns for transportation to UMASS Trauma Hospital or to Boston Massachusetts area hospitals.
There is a growing night life scene around the city, especially into the Canal District, located on the East side. Worcester Area College Consortium includes over 10 higher educational institutions, with transfer agreements and options to take classes at the other member schools, while paying the rate at your enrolled institution.