Worcester is located close to the center of Massachusetts. Worcester is part of Worcester County. Worcester has 37.37 square miles of land area and 1.09 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Worcester population is 182,511, which has grown 5.71% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 4.85% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Worcester median household income is $46,105 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 29.42% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 34.34% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Worcester median house value is $210,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 75.75% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 77.65% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Worcester is worse than the state average in quality. The Worcester area codes are 508, 774, 978.