Coveted younger demographic increasingly calling Worcester home

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When Worcester has attracted new residents in the years since 2010, it’s very often been in one segment of the population: the 20- and 30-somethings often sought after for the energy and spending they bring to a community.

Of the roughly 4,600 people Worcester has added since 2010, more than eight out of 10 have been between the ages of 25 and 34, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released this fall.

The new data comes as Worcester city officials pitch the city as a more affordable place than Boston and a place where neighborhoods such as downtown can be places to live and go out to eat – and not just to work.

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