That must be why the population grew 15% in the 10 yearsSo it's been confirmed, nothing noteworthy. It always used to amaze me that Worcester was somehow New England's "2nd biggest" city. Then I compared the square miles against some of the cities behind it and it all made sense.
I don't think I'd put Worcester in my Top 10 New England cities. If I included all of Boston' inner suburbs separately, I'm not sure it would be a Top 10 Massachusetts city. My closest comparison is Durham, North Carolina. There's no reason to ever set foot in either place again.