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Encyclopedia > Worcester County, Massachusetts
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Worcester County
Location in the state of Massachusetts
Formed April 2, 1731
Seat Worcester
Area
 - Total
 - Water

4,090 km² (1,579 mi²)
171 km² (66 mi²) 4.18% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

750,963
192/km² 

Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. Its county seat is Worcester6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town) Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town) Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


To its east are Middlesex and Norfolk Counties; to its west are Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties; to the north are Cheshire County, New Hampshire and a tiny part of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; to the south are Providence County, Rhode Island, Windham County, Connecticut, and a tiny part of Tolland County, Connecticut. Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Cheshire County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... Providence County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ...

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Law and government

Worcester County exists today only as a historical geographic region. It has had no county government since July 1, 1998, when all former county functions were assumed by other governmental agencies. There are vestiges of the old system: for example, county sheriffs are still elected, but are under the state Executive Office of Public Safety. There is not, however, a county council or a commissioner. Communities are now granted the right to form their own regional compacts for sharing services. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


When the government of Worcester County was established on April 2, 1731, Worcester was chosen as its shire town (later known as a county seat). From that date until the dissolution of the county government, it was the only county seat. Because of the size of the county, there were fifteen attempts over 140 years to split the county into two counties, but without success. Initially, Lancaster was proposed as the seat of the northern county; later, Petersham was proposed once and Fitchburg was proposed repeatedly, most recently in 1903. Perhaps as a concession, on August 1884, the Worcester County Registry of Deeds was split into two, with the Worcester Northern registry placed in Fitchburg. 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... Lancaster is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Petersham (pronounced Peters Ham, not Peter-shum) is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... The L.J. Brown Block, Main Street, Fitchburg, circa 1885, from a Bay State Monthly article Fitchburg is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,090 km² (1,579 mi²). 3,919 km² (1,513 mi²) of it is land and 171 km² (66 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.18% water. The county stretches from the northern to the southern border of the state. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 750,963 people, 283,927 households, and 192,502 families residing in the county. The population density is 192/km² (496/mi²). There are 298,159 housing units at an average density of 76/km² (197/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 89.61% White, 2.73% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.62% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.93% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 6.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 283,927 households out of which 33.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% are married couples living together, 11.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% are non-families. 26.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.11. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $47,874, and the median income for a family is $58,394. Males have a median income of $42,261 versus $30,516 for females. The per capita income for the county is $22,983. 9.20% of the population and 6.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.30% of those under the age of 18 and 9.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, towns, and villages*

* Villages are census division, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. Ashburnham is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... South Ashburnham is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Ashburnham in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Athol is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Auburn is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Barre is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Berlin is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Blackstone is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Bolton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Boylston is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Brookfield is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Charlton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Clinton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Douglas is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... East Douglas is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Douglas in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Dudley is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... East Brookfield is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... The L.J. Brown Block, Main Street, Fitchburg, circa 1885, from a Bay State Monthly article Fitchburg is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Gardner is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Grafton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Hardwick is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Harvard is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Holden is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Hopedale is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Hubbardston is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Lancaster is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... South Lancaster is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Lancaster in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Leicester (locals pronounce it lEst6) is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Leominster is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Lunenburg is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Mendon is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Milford is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Millbury is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Millville is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... New Braintree is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... North Brookfield is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Northborough is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Northbridge is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Whitinsville is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Northbridge in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Oakham is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Oxford is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Paxton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Petersham (pronounced Peters Ham, not Peter-shum) is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Phillipston is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Princeton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Royalston is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Rutland is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts, at the geographical center of the state of Massachusetts. ... Shrewsbury is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Southborough is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Cordaville is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Southborough in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Southbridge is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Spencer is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Sterling is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,257. ... Sturbridge is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Fiskdale is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Sturbridge in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Sutton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Templeton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Baldwinville is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Templeton in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Upton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Upton and West Upton are parts of the town of Upton in Worcester County, Massachusetts which together form a census-designated place (CDP). ... Uxbridge is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Warren is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Webster is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... West Boylston is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... West Brookfield is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Westborough is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Westminster is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Winchendon is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 9,611. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town) Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ...


External links

  • Western Massachusetts Amateur Radio e-mail list
  • National Register of Historic Places listing for Worcester Co., Massachusetts
  • MassGov page on counties.


Flag of Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts File links The following pages link to this file: Cape Cod Nantucket, Massachusetts Barnstable County, Massachusetts Berkshire County, Massachusetts Bristol County, Massachusetts Dukes County, Massachusetts Essex County, Massachusetts Franklin County, Massachusetts Hampden County, Massachusetts Hampshire County, Massachusetts Middlesex County, Massachusetts Norfolk County, Massachusetts Plymouth County, Massachusetts Suffolk County, Massachusetts Worcester... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ...

Capital:

Boston This is a list of United States state capitals: ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ...

Regions:

The Berkshires | Greater Boston | Blackstone River Valley | Cape Ann | Cape Cod and the Islands | Merrimack Valley | MetroWest | North Shore | Pioneer Valley | South Shore | Western Massachusetts This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Berkshires (pronounced as berk-shurs) are a branch of the Appalachian Mountains in Western Massachusetts often referred to as the Berkshire Hills, although Massachusetts residents frequently refer to them as the Berkshire Mountains. ... Greater Boston is the area of Massachusetts closely surrounding Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ... Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ... The Merrimack River, formed by the confluence of the Pemigewasset River (left) and Winnipesaukee River (right) is shown on a map of the northeastern United States The Merrimack River (sometimes spelled Merrimac River, an earlier name that is sometimes, although unofficially, used today) is a 110-mile-long (177-kilometer... The MetroWest region is an area outside the city of Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. ... The North Shore is a region north of Boston, consisting chiefly of urban suburban communities of Essex County along Massachusetts Bay. ... The southern portion of the Pioneer Valley looking south down the Connecticut River. ... The South Shore of Massachusetts is a geographic region stretching south and east from Boston along the shore of Massachusetts Bay toward Cape Cod. ... Western Massachusetts is a geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ...

Cities:

Agawam | Amesbury | Attleboro | Beverly | Boston | Brockton | Cambridge | Chelsea | Chicopee | Easthampton | Everett | Fall River | Fitchburg | Franklin | Gardner | Gloucester | Greenfield | Haverhill | Holyoke | Lawrence | Leominster | Lowell | Lynn | Malden | Marlborough | Medford | Melrose | Methuen | New Bedford | Newburyport | Newton | North Adams | Northampton | Peabody | Pittsfield | Quincy | Revere | Salem | Springfield | Somerville | Southbridge | Taunton | Waltham | Watertown | West Springfield | Westfield | Weymouth | Woburn | Worcester List of cities in Massachusetts, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Agawam is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... Beverly is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... Brockton is a city located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... City Hall - Cambridge MA Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ... Chelsea City Hall The City of Chelsea is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. ... Chicopee is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Easthampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Everett is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... The L.J. Brown Block, Main Street, Fitchburg, circa 1885, from a Bay State Monthly article Fitchburg is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Franklin is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Gardner is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Gloucester is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Greenfield, MA Greenfield is a city located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... Haverhill is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Holyoke is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts, on the banks of the Connecticut River. ... High Service Water Tower (1895), also called Tower Hill Water Tower, a notable eyecatcher or folly, named a Water Landmark in 1979 by the American Water Works Association. ... Leominster is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Old mill complex now converted to a museum. ... Lynn is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Malden is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Marlborough is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts just a few miles north of Boston on the Mystic River. ... Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Methuen is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... A view of New Bedford from the harbor New Bedford is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Newburyport, MA Newburyport is a small coastal city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Public Library in the 1920s North Adams is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Northampton, Massachusetts Main Street Northampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 28,978. ... Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ... Revere City Hall built 1897 Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts and borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the South, Everett and Malden to the West, Saugus and Lynn to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City of Homes Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... Seal of the city Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. ... Southbridge is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Taunton is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Waltham is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Watertown is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... West Springfield is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whip City Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated May 19, 1669 {{{incorporated}}}  County Hampden County Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ... Weymouth is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town) Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ...

Towns:

See List of towns in Massachusetts The following is a list of towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...

Counties:

Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...


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Worcester County, Massachusetts: Information From Answers.com (692 words)
To its east are Middlesex and Norfolk Counties; to its west are Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties; to the north are Cheshire County, New Hampshire and a tiny part of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; to the south are Providence County, Rhode Island, Windham County, Connecticut, and a tiny part of Tolland County, Connecticut.
When the government of Worcester County was established on April 2, 1731, Worcester was chosen as its shire town (later known as a county seat).
In the county the population is spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who are 65 years of age or older.
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