Worcester Metro Area

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  2. Worcester Metro Area Statistics
  3. Worcester Metro Area Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Worcester Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Worcester Metro Area Family Information
  6. Worcester Metro Area Education Information
  7. Worcester Metro Area Business Information
  8. Worcester Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Worcester Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Worcester Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Worcester Metro Area Counties
  12. Worcester Metro Area Cities


Worcester Metro Area Legal Resources

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Worcester Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 750,963
  • Land Area (2000): 3,918.817 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 170.822 square kilometers
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  • Area Code(s): 413, 508, 774, 978

Worcester Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 486,932 2002 Not Available 2005 777,330
2000 503,378 2003 770,995 2006 Not Available
2001 506,160 2004 774,568 2007 790,004

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Houses (2000): 298,159

Worcester Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 1,213,664 80.72%
 Rural, Farm 4,758 0.32%
 Rural, Non-farm 285,090 18.96%

Worcester Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Worcester Metro Area Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 403,372
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $14,225,507,000 / $3,419,126,000

Worcester Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 248,326 231,807 16,519 6.65% 67
1991 247,089 223,510 23,579 9.54% 96
1992 246,471 224,204 22,267 9.03% 90
1993 248,030 230,579 17,451 7.04% 71
1994 248,523 235,036 13,487 5.43% 54
1995 245,626 233,229 12,397 5.05% 50
1996 247,888 237,379 10,509 4.24% 43
1997 253,678 244,206 9,472 3.73% 37
1998 258,005 249,548 8,457 3.28% 33
1999 258,155 249,710 8,445 3.27% 33
2000 265,894 258,708 7,186 2.70% 27
2001 269,839 259,722 10,117 3.75% 38
2002 273,998 259,115 14,883 5.43% 54
2003 275,810 259,211 16,599 6.02% 60
2004 274,748 259,744 15,004 5.46% 55
2005 273,666 259,809 13,857 5.06% 51
2006 276,161 262,335 13,825 5.01% 50
2007 275,357 262,086 13,271 4.82% 48
2008 274,655 260,066 14,589 5.31% 53
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 276,863 261,590 15,273 5.52% 55
Feb 2008 274,984 260,598 14,386 5.23% 52
Mar 2008 275,564 261,496 14,068 5.11% 51
Apr 2008 272,430 261,026 11,404 4.19% 42
May 2008 272,596 258,900 13,696 5.02% 50
Jun 2008 278,201 262,369 15,832 5.69% 57
Jul 2008 275,812 260,117 15,695 5.69% 57
Aug 2008 274,528 259,157 15,371 5.60% 56
Sep 2008 270,916 255,339 15,577 5.75% 57
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Worcester Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 37,382 9.64%
2. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 24,400 6.29%
3. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 24,016 6.19%
4. Educational Services 23,346 6.02%
5. Health Care 18,436 4.75%
6. Public Administration 17,450 4.50%
7. Metal Manufactuing 15,852 4.09%
8. Accommodation and Food Services 14,638 3.77%
9. Finance and Insurance 14,106 3.64%
10. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 11,246 2.90%
11. Repair and Maintenance 9,832 2.53%
12. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 9,372 2.42%
13. Food and Beverage Stores 9,352 2.41%
14. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 7,708 1.99%
15. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 7,514 1.94%
16. Machinery Manufacturing 6,246 1.61%
17. Other Transportation 6,064 1.56%
18. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 5,596 1.44%
19. Nonmetallic Mineral Manufacturing 5,582 1.44%
20. Chemical Manufacturing 5,328 1.37%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 65,206 18.85%
2. Educational Services 49,404 14.28%
3. Finance and Insurance 25,358 7.33%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 19,786 5.72%
5. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 17,054 4.93%
6. Social Assistance 12,420 3.59%
7. Public Administration 11,990 3.47%
8. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 11,116 3.21%
9. Food and Beverage Stores 8,738 2.53%
10. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 8,632 2.50%
11. Department and Other General Stores 7,252 2.10%
12. Personal and Laundry Services 6,968 2.01%
13. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 5,866 1.70%
14. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 5,608 1.62%
15. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4,728 1.37%
16. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 4,100 1.19%
17. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 4,040 1.17%
18. Metal Manufactuing 4,038 1.17%
19. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 4,016 1.16%
20. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 3,950 1.14%

Worcester Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 22,702 5.85%
2. Other Management Occupations 19,118 4.93%
3. Computer Specialists 16,942 4.37%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 15,844 4.08%
5. Other Installation / Maintenance 15,308 3.95%
6. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 15,068 3.88%
7. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 14,848 3.83%
8. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 14,564 3.75%
9. Engineers 13,172 3.40%
10. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 12,574 3.24%
11. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 11,322 2.92%
12. Top Executives 9,686 2.50%
13. Vehicle Mechanics 9,474 2.44%
14. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 9,212 2.37%
15. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 8,776 2.26%
16. Operations Managers Non Finance 8,360 2.16%
17. Business Operations Specialists 7,736 1.99%
18. Carpenters 7,660 1.97%
19. Other Office and Admin Support 6,992 1.80%
20. Other Construction Trades 6,922 1.78%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 20,838 6.02%
2. Secretaries and Admins 20,812 6.02%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 17,900 5.17%
4. Registered Nurses 16,420 4.75%
5. Other Management Occupations 12,918 3.73%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 11,258 3.25%
7. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 10,892 3.15%
8. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 10,800 3.12%
9. Cashiers 9,902 2.86%
10. Health Technologists and Technicians 9,640 2.79%
11. Business Operations Specialists 9,522 2.75%
12. Other Production Occupations 9,170 2.65%
13. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 8,602 2.49%
14. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 8,578 2.48%
15. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 7,848 2.27%
16. Customer Service Representatives 7,508 2.17%
17. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 7,036 2.03%
18. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 6,904 2.00%
19. Waiters and Waitresses 6,676 1.93%
20. Computer Specialists 6,302 1.82%

Worcester Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 628,696 54.26%
15-35 hours 161,984 13.98%
1-14 hours 38,908 3.36%
No regular hours 329,091 28.40%

Worcester Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 19,737 2.81%
5 AM-5:29 AM 18,652 2.66%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 31,653 4.51%
6 AM-6:29 AM 64,936 9.25%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 83,082 11.84%
7 AM-7:29 AM 108,698 15.49%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 105,261 15.00%
8 AM-8:29 AM 82,724 11.79%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 37,819 5.39%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 32,024 4.56%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 12,290 1.75%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 6,155 0.88%
Noon-3:59 PM 53,698 7.65%
4 PM-11:59 PM 44,999 6.41%

Worcester Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 23,641 3.37%
5-9 79,546 11.34%
10-14 108,216 15.42%
15-19 102,265 14.57%
20-24 94,799 13.51%
25-29 42,060 5.99%
30-34 83,097 11.84%
35-39 22,068 3.14%
40-44 25,888 3.69%
45-59 59,732 8.51%
60-89 43,820 6.24%
At least 90 16,596 2.37%

Worcester Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 5,174 0.74% 445,353 63.47%
30-44 1,946 0.28% 129,107 18.40%
45-59 730 0.10% 59,002 8.41%
At least 60 4,104 0.58% 56,312 8.02%

Worcester Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 842 0.12%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 67,095 9.30%
 Car / truck / van, solo 595,694 82.55%
 Motorcycle 386 0.05%
 Other 4,020 0.56%
 Public transportation 11,954 1.66%
 Walked 21,737 3.01%
 Worked at home 19,854 2.75%

Worcester Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Worcester Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 568,436 (1,451,444 people)
Families (2000): 387,624 (1,203,266 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 169,190
People at same address in 1995: 828,311

Worcester Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 50,317 8.84%
$10,000-$14,999 34,238 6.02%
$15,000-$19,999 31,431 5.52%
$20,000-$24,999 30,798 5.41%
$25,000-$29,999 31,651 5.56%
$30,000-$34,999 31,152 5.47%
$35,000-$39,999 29,030 5.10%
$40,000-$44,999 29,548 5.19%
$45,000-$49,999 27,168 4.77%
$50,000-$59,999 52,849 9.29%
$60,000-$74,999 65,157 11.45%
$75,000-$99,999 71,460 12.56%
$100,000-$124,999 39,478 6.94%
$125,000-$149,999 17,811 3.13%
$150,000-$199,999 14,854 2.61%
$200,000 or more 12,083 2.12%

Worcester Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 74,409 26.21%
 Family, 2 people 75,897 26.73%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 14,027 4.94%
 Family, 3 people 45,810 16.13%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 2,011 0.71%
 Family, 4 people 43,574 15.35%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 748 0.26%
 Family, 5 people 18,590 6.55%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 202 0.07%
 Family, 6 people 5,821 2.05%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 59 0.02%
 Family, 7 or more people 2,731 0.96%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 48 0.02%

Worcester Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 455,663 29.48%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 218,848 14.16%
Public Assistance 18,672 1.21%
Retirement 92,778 6.00%
Self Employment 59,971 3.88%
Social Security 150,538 9.74%
Supplemental Security 28,073 1.82%
Wage / Salary 443,219 28.68%
Other 77,782 5.03%

Worcester Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 157,220 51.87%
 With children under 18 145,867 48.13%

Worcester Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 45,988 8.10%
 Married 334,477 58.91%
 Never Married 171,669 30.23%
 Widowed 15,689 2.76%

Worcester Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 61,935 10.12%
 Married 333,594 54.49%
 Never Married 150,545 24.59%
 Widowed 66,103 10.80%

Worcester Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Worcester Metro Area Education Information

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Worcester Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 60,528 5.41%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 128,520 11.49%
 High school diploma or equivalent 337,113 30.13%
 Some college, no degree 228,755 20.44%
 Associate degree 83,247 7.44%
 Bachelors degree 178,058 15.91%
 Graduate or professional degree 102,785 9.19%

Worcester Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 16,107 2.14% 13,688 1.82% 29,795 3.97%
Kindergarten 19,473 2.59% 3,034 0.40% 22,507 3.00%
Grades 1-4 83,315 11.09% 8,735 1.16% 92,050 12.26%
Grades 5-8 82,506 10.99% 8,456 1.13% 90,962 12.11%
Grades 9-12 73,319 9.76% 10,210 1.36% 83,529 11.12%
Undergrad college 40,275 5.36% 33,640 4.48% 73,915 9.84%
Graduate or professional school 8,587 1.14% 9,922 1.32% 18,509 2.46%
Total 323,582 43.09% 87,685 11.68% 411,267 54.77%

Worcester Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Worcester Metro Area Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 28,123

Worcester Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 1,146 1,291
2002 1,042 949
2003 1,786 1,532
2004 1,684 2,079

Worcester Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Worcester Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Worcester Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 1,320,158 90.77%
 Below Poverty Level 134,286 9.23%

Worcester Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Worcester Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 4,118

Worcester Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 4.964 0.411 0.033 0.803 6.210 0.000 5.539 18.085 3.044 26.667
2000 4.454 0.443 0.012 0.715 5.624 0.000 4.537 16.675 2.861 24.073
2001 3.341 0.391 0.016 0.814 4.562 0.000 4.234 14.221 3.015 21.469
2002 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2003 3.014 0.256 0.019 0.772 4.061 0.000 5.112 13.411 2.809 21.332
2004 2.587 0.359 0.018 0.834 3.798 0.000 4.865 12.719 2.725 20.309
2005 2.528 0.399 0.012 0.754 3.692 0.000 4.660 12.607 2.413 19.680
2006 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2007 2.768 0.271 0.023 0.676 3.738 0.000 4.728 12.468 1.978 19.175

Worcester Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 16,009
2000 14,949
2001 13,176

Worcester Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Worcester Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Worcester Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 106,034 14.12%
10-19 Years 106,631 14.20%
20-29 Years 88,707 11.81%
30-39 Years 122,826 16.36%
40-49 Years 120,307 16.02%
50-59 Years 82,312 10.96%
60-69 Years 49,393 6.58%
70-79 Years 45,196 6.02%
80-89 Years 24,738 3.29%
90+ Years 4,819 0.64%

Worcester Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 366,921 48.86%
 Female 384,042 51.14%

Worcester Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 649,227 86.45%
 Hispanic/Latino 50,864 6.77%
 Asian 19,561 2.60%
 African-American 18,257 2.43%
 Multiracial 9,681 1.29%
 Other Race 1,686 0.22%
 Amerindian 1,499 0.20%
 Pacific Islander 188 0.03%

Worcester Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 305,565 19.13%
2. French Non-Basque 222,681 13.94%
3. Italian 201,224 12.60%
4. English 170,753 10.69%
5. French Canadian 119,876 7.51%
6. Polish 102,386 6.41%
7. German 84,862 5.31%
8. United States Or American 64,286 4.03%
9. Swedish 51,587 3.23%
10. Scottish 35,713 2.24%

Worcester Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 1,193,360 85.13%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 85,487 6.10%
3. French 26,671 1.90%
4. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 11,172 0.80%
5. Polish 10,486 0.75%
6. Vietnamese 10,330 0.74%
7. Italian 7,775 0.55%
8. Chinese 6,028 0.43%
9. Other Indo European 5,760 0.41%
10. African 5,686 0.41%

Worcester Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 1,385,351 92.14%
 Naturalized immigrant 50,686 3.37%
 Not a citizen 67,475 4.49%

Worcester Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Worcester Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Worcester Metro Area Counties

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Alphabetical | By Population

Worcester County    

Worcester Metro Area Cities

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