According to the most recent Worcester County Massachusetts demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Worcester County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 856,858 which is the second most of all the counties in the greater region. The county with the highest population in the area is Middlesex County which shows a population of 1,623,411 (about twice as large). Figure 3 uses the Worcester County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Worcester County Massachusetts shows an increase of 58,306 (7%).
The total Worcester County Massachusetts greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Worcester County depicts it has a Population Change of 7.3% which is the second most population percent change of all the counties in the greater Worcester County region.
Looking at the Worcester County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Worcester County Massachusetts shows it has 567 people per square mile which is in the mid range of other counties in the local area. The next higher when ranked by population density is Hampden County 33.2% larger with population density of 756. The county with the highest population density in the area is Middlesex County which shows a people per square mile of 1,985 (approximately 3.5 times bigger). Figure 6 provides Worcester County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Worcester County depicts it has a Median Age of 40.2 which is the second most median age of all the counties in the greater Worcester County region. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Windham County which depicts an age of 41.2 ( only slightly larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Worcester County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Worcester County Massachusetts has the largest proportion of people between 30 and 39 years old at 12.8% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of people between 40 and 49 years old at 14.8% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Worcester County Massachusetts Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Worcester County shows it has a Hispanic or Latino of 12.2% which is in the middle range of other counties in the metro area.
Worcester County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Worcester County has the smallest proportion of total percent married at 34% of the total. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Worcester County households. Worcester County shows it has a Family Size of 3.2 which is the second most average family size of all the counties in the greater Worcester County region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Providence County which shows an average family size of 3.3 (only about 4.6% larger).
Looking at Worcester County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Worcester County shows it has a Married-couple family of 74% which is in the mid range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Tolland County which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 81% (8.4% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Worcester County depicts it has a Birth Rate of 5.2% which is the second most percent of women who have given birth of all the counties in the greater Worcester County region. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Hampden County which depicts a birth rate of 5.3% ( about the same size). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 25 to 29 at 38% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 30 to 34 at 16% of the total.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Worcester County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Worcester County shows it has a Total Single People of 51% which is the second smallest in order of percent of people who are single for any reason of all the other counties in the metropolitan area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Providence County which shows a percent single of 58% (14.5% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Worcester County is about the same size. Also, compared to the state of Massachusetts, percent of people who are single for any reason of 52%, Worcester County is about the same size.
Worcester County Citizenship Demographics Charts
Worcester County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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