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Worcester Massachusetts Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Worcester Massachusetts metro area was $67,763 in 2016, the latest figures available. Worcester median household income is $7,534 lower than the median Massachusetts household income and $10,146 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Worcester median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Worcester are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Worcester Massachusetts

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Massachusetts $75,297 +5.28% +9.45%
Worcester $67,763 +2.28% +6.43%

Trends in Worcester, MA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Worcester is $67,763. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $74,553 and is now $6,790 (9.11%) lower. From a post peak low of $63,667 in 2013, real median household income for Worcester has now grown by $4,096 (6.43%).

Real Median Household Income: Worcester, Massachusetts, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Worcester

Date US Massachusetts Worcester
2016 $57,617 $75,297 $67,763
2015 $56,480 $71,520 $66,254
2014 $54,398 $70,115 $65,448
2013 $53,838 $68,798 $63,667
2012 $53,701 $68,303 $65,340
2011 $53,879 $67,062 $64,538
2010 $55,093 $68,331 $67,385
2009 $56,180 $71,684 $70,878
2008 $58,000 $72,907 $74,553
2007 $58,736 $72,193 $71,756
2006 $57,677 $71,381 $70,215
2005 $56,832 $70,280 $68,226

Worcester Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Worcester was $89,632 in 2016. Compared to the median Massachusetts family income, Worcester median family income is $5,575 lower. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Worcester will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Worcester Massachusetts

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Massachusetts $95,207 +3.79% +10.24%
Worcester $89,632 +7.39% +13.77%

Trends in Worcester, MA Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $89,632, the median family income for Worcester was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: Worcester, Massachusetts, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Worcester

Date US Massachusetts Worcester
2016 $71,062 $95,207 $89,632
2015 $69,122 $91,734 $83,462
2014 $66,820 $89,166 $82,527
2013 $65,977 $86,361 $78,784
2012 $65,363 $86,741 $82,918
2011 $65,564 $85,803 $81,690
2010 $66,721 $86,584 $84,198
2009 $68,329 $90,647 $87,019
2008 $70,638 $90,930 $88,888
2007 $70,813 $90,867 $87,667
2006 $69,670 $88,642 $87,617
2005 $68,618 $88,065 $85,022

Worcester Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Worcester was $34,197 in 2016. Compared to the median Massachusetts per capita income, Worcester median per capita income is $5,574 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Worcester will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Worcester Massachusetts

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Massachusetts $39,771 +3.00% +7.58%
Worcester $34,197 +3.22% +9.67%

Trends in Worcester, MA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Worcester is $34,197. Real per capita income peaked in 2008 at $34,634 and is now $437 (1.26%) lower. From a post peak low of $31,182 in 2013, real per capita income for Worcester has now grown by $3,015 (9.67%).

Real Per Capita Income: Worcester, Massachusetts, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Worcester

Date US Massachusetts Worcester
2016 $31,128 $39,771 $34,197
2015 $30,358 $38,612 $33,131
2014 $29,288 $37,803 $32,231
2013 $29,041 $36,970 $31,182
2012 $28,558 $36,490 $31,987
2011 $28,494 $36,317 $32,101
2010 $28,687 $36,551 $32,272
2009 $29,542 $37,404 $33,188
2008 $30,755 $38,406 $34,634
2007 $30,894 $37,994 $34,136
2006 $30,078 $36,529 $33,230
2005 $30,768 $38,108 $33,806