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Time Zone: Worcester County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Worcester is the Seat for Worcester County.

Worcester County was founded in 1731.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Worcester had a population of 803,701 people. This is an increase of 7.02% since the last Census (which gave a population of 750,963 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Worcester represented 11.83% of the total population of Massachusetts, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 14 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010798,552+6.34%-0.64% since 2009
2009803,701+7.02%+0.55% since 2008
2008799,343+6.44%+0.42% since 2007
2000750,963The Last Census

More information can be found on the Worcester County Census Page for Worcester County.


Below are some of the communities located in Worcester County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Worcester County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Worcester   182,882172,6485.93% increase  
Leominster   42,25041,3032.29% increase  
Fitchburg   42,16139,1027.82% increase  
Shrewsbury   33,93931,6407.27% increase  
Milford   27,58826,7992.94% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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