Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Leicester: Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts

About

Leicester is a town located in the county of Worcester in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 10,970 and a population density of 444 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 11,272 inhabitants.

The town was created 310 years ago in 1712.

Quick Facts about Leicester

Population : 11,272 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Worcester County
Area : 24.7 km2
Named for : Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester
Altitude : 1,010 feet / 308 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1713 (310 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 01:09:46 (29th January 2023)
Postal code : 01524
Density : 456 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.68% (2010-2020)
Leicester locator map
Location of Leicester on Massachusetts map.
Leicester Town Hall image
Leicester Town Hall
Leicester Town Hall image

Geography

Leicester is located at 42°14'45"N 71°54'31"W (42.2459300, -71.9086800).

Leicester map

Demographics

The population of Leicester increased by 2.68% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 10,970 - census
2011 10,988 0.16% estimation process
2012 11,106 1.06% estimation process
2013 11,167 0.55% estimation process
2014 11,195 0.25% estimation process
2015 11,249 0.48% estimation process
2016 11,280 0.27% estimation process
2017 11,337 0.5% estimation process
2018 11,366 0.26% estimation process
2019 11,341 -0.22% estimation process
2020 11,272 -0.61% estimation process

Leicester zip code is 01524. County name: Worcester, County fips: 25027

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People born in Leicester (22)

People born in Leicester, including politician David Henshaw, politician; Harvard Law professor Emory Washburn, United States Senator from Vermont William Upham, .

List

  • William Henry Crane (American actor (1845-1928)) he was born in 30/04/1845
  • James Earl (painter (1761-1796)) he was born in 01/05/1761
  • Joseph John Rice (Catholic bishop) he was born in 06/12/1871
  • Pliny Earle (American psychiatrist) he was born in 31/12/1809
  • Pliny Earle I (American inventor) he was born in 17/12/1762
  • Samuel D. Hastings (Wisconsin businessman, politician) he was born in 24/07/1816
  • Susan McFarland Parkhurst (composer) she was born in 05/06/1836
  • Thomas Earle (American journalist 1796-1849) he was born in 21/04/1796
  • William Henry Draper (American politician) he was born in 24/06/1841
  • Stephen C. Earle (architect) he was born in 04/01/1839
  • John Milton Earle (British publisher) he was born in 13/04/1794
  • Ruth Henshaw Bascom (Folk artist) she was born in 15/12/1772
  • Josiah Clark (American classicist) he was born in 07/02/1814
  • William Adolphus Wheeler he was born in 14/11/1833
  • Diane Klimaszewski (actor, dancer and model) she was born in 13/09/1971
  • Elaine Klimaszewski she was born in 13/09/1971
  • John Green (American physician 1736-1799) he was born in 14/08/1736
  • Ezra Sargeant (American printer, publisher, bookseller, merchant (1775-1812)) he was born in 01/01/1775

Schools in Leicester

College & universities near Leicester, MA

Code Name City ZIP
168430 Worcester State University Worcester (MA) 01602-2597
165334 Clark University Worcester (MA) 01610-1477
164562 Assumption College Worcester (MA) 01609-1296
166124 College of the Holy Cross Worcester (MA) 01610-2395
164720 Becker College Worcester (MA) 01609-2165

Stations (33)

Amtrak & bus stations near Leicester, MA

Code Name Address Type
WOR Union Station 2 Washington Square RAIL
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL
AMM Amherst, Massachusetts 13 Railroad St. RAIL
SPG Springfield Union Station 66 Lyman St. RAIL
NHT Union Station 170 Pleasant Street RAIL

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Leicester , New York town in Livingston County, New York, United States with a population of 2,071 people.
  • Leicester , Vermont town in Addison County, Vermont, United States with a population of 1,096 people.

Other cities in Worcester County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Worcester County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Worcester 184,570 County seat city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Leominster 41,548 City in Massachusetts
Fitchburg 40,310 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Shrewsbury 38,910 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Milford 28,965 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Gardner 20,585 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Holden 19,259 Town in Massachusetts
Grafton 19,082 Town in Massachusetts
Westborough 19,063 Town in Massachusetts
Webster 16,822 City in Massachusetts, US
Southbridge 16,788 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Auburn 16,701 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Northbridge 16,621 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Northborough 15,038 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Uxbridge 14,352 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts
Millbury 13,973 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Leicester distances to largest Massachusetts cities