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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.

    • Air Pollution 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
  • 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 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.89 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 30.56 (Low)
    • Drug offense 61.11 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.78 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.22 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.56 (Moderate)
  • Living in Worcester - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 59.8 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 61.54 (High)
    • Pollution Index 30.17 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.25 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.89 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.4 (Low)
    • 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 26.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.8 USD

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