Worcester demographics profile

StatisticWorcesterMassachusettsNational
Population183,6776,742,143318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,91663091
Median age34.039.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%53%55%
Speak English65%77%79%
Speak Spanish16%9%13%
Worcester, MA has a population of 183,677 and is the 134th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,916 per sq mi which is 681% higher than the Massachusetts average and 5327% higher than the national average. The median age in Worcester is 34 which is approximately 14% lower than the Massachusetts average of 39. In Worcester, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 65% speak English and 16% speak Spanish. 57% of Worcester residents were born in Massachusetts, 15% were born out of state, 6% were born outside of the United States and 22% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Worcester is 681% higher than Massachusetts.
  • The median age in Worcester is 14% lower than Massachusetts.
  • In Worcester 69.48% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Worcester 13.64% of the population is African American.
  • In Worcester 7.07% of the population is Asian.

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Worcester population breakdown by race

RaceWorcesterMassachusettsNational
Caucasian69.48%79.26%73.35%
African American13.64%7.26%12.63%
Asian7.07%6.11%5.22%
American Indian0.30%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.31%3.01%3.06%
Other race5.16%4.13%4.75%
In Worcester, 20.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Worcester age breakdown

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Source: The Worcester, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).