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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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Median household income
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$55,039
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Leicester demographic reports
Provided hospitality to Quakers and Anabaptists who were persecuted elsewhere
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Colleges and universities: Becker College-Leicester
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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20% of Leicester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Leicester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $490.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,113.


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Libraries in Leicester include Leicester Public Library ... View libraries

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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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