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City of Worcester
Downtown Worcester

Nickname(s): The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town
Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°16′N 71°48′W / 42.267°N 71.8°W / 42.267; -71.8Coordinates: 42°16′N 71°48′W / 42.267°N 71.8°W / 42.267; -71.8
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
Settled 1673
Incorporated (town) 1722
Incorporated (city) 1848
 • Type Council-manager
also known as Plan E
 • City Manager Michael V. O'Brien
 • Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes
 • City Council Joseph M. Petty
Frederick C. Rushton
Kathleen M. Toomey
Gary Rosen
Michael J. Germain
Joffrey A. Smith (D1)
Philip P. Palmieri (D2)
Paul P. Clancy, Jr. (D3)
Barbara G. Haller (D4)
William J. Eddy (D5)
 • Total 38.6 sq mi (99.9 km2)
 • Land 37.6 sq mi (97.3 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation 480 ft (146 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total 175,898
 • Density 4,678.1/sq mi (1,807.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01601–01610, 01612–01615, 01653–01655
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-82000
GNIS feature ID 0617867

Worcester is a city of Worcester County in the state of Massachusetts in the United States. It is the county seat of Worcester County. About 175,900 people were living in Worcester as of 2006.

Worcester is 40 miles from Boston, Massachusetts and 40 miles from Springfield, Massachusetts -- right in the middle.

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