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Demographics & Census Information

  • Population: 181,045
  • Population w/in 50 miles: 6+ million
  • Land Area: 38.6 square miles
  • FY14 Area Median Family Income (4 persons): $79,600
  • # of Worcester-based Businesses: 5,100
  • Payroll of Worcester Employers: $5,064, 139, 248
  • FY14 Residential Tax Rate: $19.54 per $1,000
  • FY14 Commercial Tax Rate: $30.83 per $1,000
  • Downtown Office Space: 4.5 million sq. ft.
  • Class A Office Occupancy (2011): 84%
  • Class A Office Rents (2010): $11 - $22
  • Hotel Rooms: 766
  • Colleges in Greater Worcester: 13
  • # of College Students: 30,000+
  • MBTA Commuter Rail to Boston: 65 minutes
  • WRTA Annual Passenger Trips: 3.79 million

 

For more information about key demographic indicators, please see the Worcester Regional Research Bureau report Worcester’s Demographic Trends: 2010 Census below.