Worcester County is located in central Massachusetts. The County Seat is Worcester and the largest city is Worcester. Worcester County no longer has a county government and does not have an official website The 2014 population estimate is 813,475 and the 2010 census population was 798,542. The land area is 1,510.77 square miles and there are 528.6 persons per square mile.
88% of the population is White, 5.1% is Black or African American, 10.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 89.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 33.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $259,200, there are 299,663 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $31,537, the median household income is $65,223, and 11.2% of the persons in Worcester County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 64,114. Retail sales (in $1000) were $10,057,154, and sales per capita were $12,634. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.2%.
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