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Leicester is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Leicester is 42.245N. The longitude is -71.909W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 823 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,471.
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4% of Leicester residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leicester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leicester was $20,822, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Leicester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Leicester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $490. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,113.
Libraries in Leicester include Leicester Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Leicester workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Leicester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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