Christina Citino and Molly Fenton, “Foreign-Born Population of Worcester, MA – Assessing the Contributions of a Diverse Community,” UMass Donahue Institute, September 2015.
From the report: “As with most New England mill towns, Worcester’s immigration history begins with successive waves of Europeans. In the mid-twentieth century, Worcester began receiving a large number of Latin American immigrants, peaking in the 1970s. Worcester has seen a surge in African and Asian immigrants since the 1990s, though Asian immigration has outpaced African arrivals since 2010. Most African immigrants emigrate from Ghana and Kenya, and Asian immigrants from Vietnam, China, and India. Currently, Worcester has more foreign-born residents than any other Massachusetts Gateway City.”