SEE THE LIST: The 15 Worcester Area Cities & Towns that Use Uber, Lyft the Most

SEE THE LIST: The 15 Worcester Area Cities & Towns that Use Uber, Lyft the Most

WORCESTER – More than 2.4 million people used a ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft to travel to and from Worcester last year.

According to a 2018 Data Report on Rideshare in Massachusetts, ride-hailing in Massachusetts increased by 25% from 2017 (64.8 million) to 2018 (81.3 million). The percentage growth over that same period was 49% in Worcester [849,000 riders in 2017].

SEE LIST BELOW: The 15 Cities & Towns in Worcester Area with Most Use of Ride-Hailing Apps

The data shows that more than 84 million people used a ride-sharing app to head toward or leave from Boston in 2018 — making the city by far the highest ride share total in the Commonwealth last year. 

Cambridge took the top spot in the state as the origin location for the most ride-hailing requests per person, coming in nearly 75 requests per person last year. Boston was second with 68 requests per person.

Worcester — the state’s second largest city — was way down the list with the 33rd most requests per person with less than seven requests per person. 

 

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Data for ride-hailing in Worcester in 2018/Image from Massachusetts 2018 Ride Share Data (https://tnc.sites.digital.mass.gov/)

 

ThisWeekinWorcester.com took the data from the report to find the 15 cities and towns with the highest ride-hailing requests per capita. See the list and other data below.

The following list is produced by the number of residents that use ride-share apps in a town or city as a point of origin. 

Here are the 15 Cities & Towns in the Worcester Area that Use Uber, Lyft and Other Ride-Share Programs the Most:

#15 – Boylston — 1.05 riders per capita

#14 – Grafton — 1.08 riders per capita

#13 – West Boylston — 1.22 riders per capita

#12 – Hudson – 1.46 riders per capita

#11 – Fitchburg – 1.48 riders per capita

 

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#10 – Leominster – 1.67 riders per capita

#9 – Berlin – 1.75 per capita

#8 – Northborough – 2.04 per capita

#7 – Southborough – 2.39 per capita

#6 – Auburn – 2.40 per capita

#5 – Millbury — 2.41 riders per capita

#4– Shrewsbury — 2.69 riders per capita

#3 – Marlborough — 3.43 riders per capita

#2 – Westborough — 4.13 riders per capita

#1 – Worcester — 6.995 riders per capita

 

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Here is the complete data for the 15 Cities & Towns in the Worcester Area that Use Ride-Share Apps the Most:

 

CITY/TOWN SUM_SQUARE_MILES POP. 2010 ORIGIN TRIPS DESTINATION TRIPS ORIGIN TRIPS/PP DEST TRIPS/PP
             
             
WORCESTER 38.441 181045 1266401 1230423 6.995 6.796
WESTBOROUGH 21.452 18272 75544 76580 4.134 4.191
MARLBOROUGH 22.101 38499 132263 133261 3.435 3.461
SHREWSBURY 21.756 35608 96014 97443 2.696 2.737
MILLBURY 16.444 13261 32023 33833 2.415 2.551
AUBURN 16.414 16188 38897 43261 2.403 2.672
SOUTHBOROUGH 15.523 9767 23344 25346 2.390 2.595
NORTHBOROUGH 18.743 14155 28986 30380 2.048 2.146
BERLIN 13.173 2866 5016 5655 1.750 1.973
LEOMINSTER 29.678 40759 68291 67846 1.675 1.665
FITCHBURG 28.116 40318 59813 56889 1.484 1.411
HUDSON 11.863 19063 27905 28405 1.464 1.490
WEST BOYLSTON 13.863 7669 9429 10415 1.229 1.358
GRAFTON 23.309 17765 19305 20162 1.087 1.135
BOYLSTON 19.75 4355 4602 4636 1.057 1.065

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    Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.