Date of Award




Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



Chief Instructor

Raymond Edward Murphy


Worcester, population, urban geography


Methods were developed in this study to map the distribution of cultural groups in a typical eastern industrial city, Worcester, Massachusetts. A "cultural group" as defined here consists of people having to some degree common social characteristics, habits, customs, and traditions which have evolved under a distinctive geographical environment. Also, group consciousness among the members of the social units is a characteristic of such groups. The writer hopes that the methods used may be useful to students working in similar cities as well as having provided the desired information for finding the pattern of cultural groups in Worcester.

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