WORCESTER – With the national uninsured rate back on the rise, growing to 12.2% in Q4 2017 from 10.9% in Q4 2016, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2018’s Uninsured Rates by City as well as accompanying videos and by State as well as accompanying videos.
WalletHub compared the rates for 547 U.S. cities and the 50 states, in addition to a breakdown by age, race/ethnicity and income level. The following are some highlights:
Uninsured Rates in Worcester (1=Lowest; 274=Avg.):
- 24th – Overall Uninsured Rate (2.95%)
- 181st – Children’s Uninsured Rate (2.70%)
- 19th – Adults’ Uninsured Rate (3.02%)
- 103rd – Whites’ Uninsured Rate (3.20%)
- 4th – Blacks’ Uninsured Rate (1.30%)
- 5th – Hispanics’ Uninsured Rate (2.20%)
- 20th – Lower-Income Households’ Uninsured Rate (3.51%)
- 89th – Higher-Income Households’ Uninsured Rate (1.90%)
Worcester ranks 24th overall and 7th among midsize cities, and Massachusetts has the lowest uninsured rate (2.80%) in the nation.
To see how Worcester compares to the rest of the country, scroll map below: