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Worcester County, Massachusetts

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The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Worcester is approximately 181045 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 69,336 (1990), 68613 (2010).
The amount of land area in Worcester is 97.275 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.599 sq kilometers.
The distance from Worcester to Washington DC is 368 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Worcester is positioned 42.26 degrees north of the equator and 71.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Worcester is the second largest city in New England after Boston (1998). It outranks better known cities - Providence, Hartford and Springfield.

John Woodman Higgins
Worcester is home to the largest collection of medieval arms and armor in the Western Hemisphere, courtesy of the John Woodman Higgins Armory. Mr. Higgins, a prominent local industrialist and founder of the Norton Company, spent much of his life and fortune collecting suits of armor.
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