Worcester County

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Worcester County, Maryland

1 W Market St Rm 1103
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: (410) 632-1194
Fax: (410) 632-3131

On southeastern border of MD, on Atlantic Ocean; organized Oct 29, 1742 from Somerset County. Name Origin: For Edward Somerset, Earl of Worcester (c.1601-67), son-in-law of George Calvert (1580?-1632)

Area (sq mi):: 694.73 (land 473.24; water 221.49) Population per square mile: 103.00
Population 2005: 48,750 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 4.70%; 1990-2000 32.90% Population 2000: 46,543 (White 80.40%; Black or African American 16.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 43.00
Income 2000: per capita $22,505; median household $40,650; Population below poverty level: 9.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,782-$30,653
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.50% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Worcester County, Massachusetts

2 Main St County Courthouse
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 798-7717
Fax: (508) 798-7746

In central MA, having its northern border with NH, its southern border with CT; organized Apr 2, 1731 from Middlesex and Suffolk counties. Name Origin: For either the town of Worcester or the county of Worcestershire, both in England

Area (sq mi):: 1579.02 (land 1513.06; water 65.95) Population per square mile: 517.70
Population 2005: 783,262 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 5.80% Population 2000: 750,963 (White 86.50%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 6.80%; Asian 2.60%; Other 5.00%). Foreign born: 7.90%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $22,983; median household $47,874; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $32,600-$33,479
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 25.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Worcester County seat (175,966)
  • Leominster (41,911)
  • Fitchburg (39,910)
  • Gardner (20,967)

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    WEST BOYLSTON -- In a post on social media, Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G.
    Beginning July 1, 2011, oversight for the sale and distribution of liquor in Worcester County was transferred from the autonomous Liquor Control Board (LCB) to Worcester County Government under the auspices of the Department of Liquor Control (DLC).
    is exploring providing natural gas service to Worcester County, MD as a result of increasing community interest.
    US communications holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) announced on Thursday a strengthening of its 3G mobile broadband wireless network in Worcester County.
    CNB operates six branches in Worcester County and had USD297m in total assets and USD202m in deposits as of March 31, 2009.
    * Worcester County, Md., has partnered with Chambersburg Waste Paper Co.
    will pay Worcester County a fee of $5 per ton for the material.
    The Maryland Coast Dispatch recently reported that the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has awarded Worcester County a $40,000 grant to help reinstate a biodiesel fuel program for approximately 100 of the county's fleet vehicles.
    Young had ordered the Worcester County Commissioners to replace their old, racially exclusive election system with a cumulative voting plan.
    In recent days, a caller identifying himself as an officer from the Worcester County Sheriff's Office has attempted to pressure residents into providing credit card and confidential data, potentially leading to identity theft and fraud.

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