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Worcester (/ˈwʊstər/ WUUSS-tər, locally also /ˈwᵻstə/ WISS-tə) is a city and the historic county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States until most of Massachusetts disbanded county government in 1998. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north of Providence. Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, amidst Massachusetts' major metropolitan regions, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that Valentine's Day cards were invented in the city. Worcester was considered its own region for centuries; however, with the encroachment of Boston's suburbs in the 1970s after the construction of Interstate 495 and Interstate 290, it now marks the western periphery of the Boston-Worcester-Providence (MA-RI-NH) U.S. Census Combined Statistical Area (CSA), or Greater Boston. The city features many examples of Victorian-era mill architecture.

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Worcester, is a city in Massachusetts, and is the second most populous city of the state. Worcester is a college town with nine colleges and universities the prominent ones being University of Massachusetts Medical Centre and Massachusetts Bio-Technology Research Park. Worcester tourism offers a variety of things to see like visiting the Worcester Art Museum, EcoTarium - A Museum of Science and Nature or Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans' War Memorial. Art, theatre and festivals is quite well known in Worcester. Some of the events and festivals in Worcester are Albanian Festival, Italian Festival, Pet Rock Festival, Music Worcester, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and ArtsWorcester. Head out to one of the many entertainment arenas in Worcester like Tuckerman Hall, The Raven or the DCU Centre and spend a day enjoying with your family and friends.

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Facts and Stats for Worcester*

  • Pollution Statistics in Worcester

    Know the pollution level of Worcester before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Worcester: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Worcester for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Worcester.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.57 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 21.43 (Low)
    • Drug offense 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Worcester - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Worcester is 157.43 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.29 (High)
    • Climate Index 61.95 (High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 86.31 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 61.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.14 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.9 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Worcester

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Worcester

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37.17 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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