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0.08% growth
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Median Household Income
5.39% growth
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Number of Employees
3.78% growth
Median Property Value
4.78% growth

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The economy of Worcester County, MA employs 422,979 people. The economy of Worcester County, MA is specialized in Manufacturing; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.33; 1.18; and 1.17 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Worcester County, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (69,193), Manufacturing (53,091), and Retail trade (48,752), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,565), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,310), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($67,338).

Median household income in Worcester County, MA is $69,295. Males in Worcester County, MA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,849. The income inequality of Worcester County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Worcester County, MA. In Worcester County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 103 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,389. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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Worcester County, MA is home to a population of 819,589 people, from which 94.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Worcester County, MA is composed of 634,141 White residents (77.4%), 90,522 Hispanic residents (11%), 39,610 Asian residents (4.83%), 36,167 Black residents (4.41%), and 15,276 Two+ residents (1.86%). The most common foreign languages in Worcester County, MA are Spanish (60,029 speakers), Portuguese (10,557 speakers), and African Languages (8,658 speakers), but compared to other places, Worcester County, MA has a relative high number of Portuguese (10,557 speakers), Other Indo-European (4,321 speakers), and African Languages (8,658 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Worcester County, MA awarded 11,479 degrees. The student population of Worcester County, MA is skewed towards females, with 4,966 male students and 6,513 female students. Most students in Worcester County, MA are White (7,977 and 69.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (904 and 7.88%), Unknown (683 and 5.95%), and Black or African American (540 and 4.7%). The largest universities in Worcester County, MA by number of graduates are Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1,761 and 15.3%), Worcester State University (1,390 and 12.1%), and Quinsigamond Community College (1,264 and 11%). The most popular majors in Worcester County, MA are General Psychology (527 and 4.59%), General Business Administration & Management (442 and 3.85%), and General Biological Sciences (288 and 2.51%). The median tuition costs in Worcester County, MA are $35,510 for private four year colleges, and $970 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester County, MA is $269,700, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $257,400 to $269,700, a 4.78% increase. The homeownership rate of Worcester County, MA is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Worcester County, MA have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Worcester County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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