Living in Worcester


At a Glance:

  • Location: Massachusetts, United States (Central MA)
  • Incorporated as a Town: 1722
  • Incorporated as a City: 1848
  • Population: 184,508 (Estimate)
  • Government Type: Council-Manager (Also known as "Plan E")

Learn more about Worcester's history at the Worcester Historical Museum.

Living in Worcester

Worcester is a great place to live. In addition to the nightlife, diverse restaurants, colleges and universities and events, the average housing price in Worcester is lower than the Massachusetts average.

College & Universities

Worcester is home to 9 colleges and universities. The Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts allows member universities and colleges in the Greater Worcester area to share resources, provide diverse courses to students of other member schools and further expand the possibilities for students. With such a great educational presence, Worcester's higher education industry is one of the City's proudest assets.

At a Glance:

Assumption College2,675
Becker College2,153
Clark University3,485
College of the Holy Cross2,729
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)1,606
Quinsigamond Community College8,064
University of Massachusetts Medical School518
Worcester Polytechnic Institute6,573
Worcester State University6,306

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