Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$28,945$38,069$29,829
Median household income$51,647$70,954$55,322
Median income owner occupied$86,684$95,052$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,484$39,116$35,192
Median earnings male$40,456$45,946$36,919
Median earnings female$30,336$32,028$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level19.7%11.4%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Worcester is 3% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Worcester is 7% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Worcester is 35% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Worcester is 30% higher than the national average

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      $34,427 $51,647 $103,294
      $47,297 $70,954 $141,908
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Worcester median earnings by income bracket

      Worcester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.9%8.9%
      Manufacturing sector13.3%13.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%3.5%
      Wholesale & retail services14.8%14.8%
      Public administration3.6%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%7.1%
      Education, health & social services21.4%21.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Cordaville, MA2,884$167,593202.9%
      Hopkinton, MA3,864$141,713156.2%
      Northborough, MA6,532$131,373137.5%
      South Lancaster, MA1,575$110,08899.0%
      Hopedale, MA3,643$108,61196.3%
      Worcester, MA185,186$51,6476.6%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Knoxville, TN187,487$41,59824.8%
      Vancouver, WA182,792$63,61715.0%
      Brownsville, TX182,230$40,92426.0%
      Frisco, TX188,387$128,761132.7%
      Fort Lauderdale, FL181,818$64,31316.3%
      Worcester, MA185,186$51,6476.6%
      Source: The Worcester, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).