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Worcester County, Massachusetts

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Worcester County, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 830,622
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 830,622
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 798,383
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 4.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 798,552
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.1%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
12.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
75.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 44,391
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 11.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 337,882
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 65.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $269,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,891
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $715
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,027
Building permits, 2019 1,774
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 307,294
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 19.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 89.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 84.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 35.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 66.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,266,930
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,350,013
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,475,792
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,126,758
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,916,535
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,541
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 29.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $71,895
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $36,169
Persons in poverty, percent
9.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 18,486
Total employment, 2018 311,688
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 15,966,702
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 57,923
All firms, 2012 61,953
Men-owned firms, 2012 36,840
Women-owned firms, 2012 19,245
Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,583
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 52,298
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 6,519
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 52,634
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 528.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,510.77
FIPS Code 25027
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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