Amherst, MA 01002 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01002: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Amherst, MA 01002

Acceptable Alternative
Cushman, MA 01002
Pelham, MA 01002

Not Acceptable, USPS
South Amherst, MA 01002

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 655
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,199
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,136
  • County: Hampshire County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.377, Longitude -72.469
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Amherst, MA 01002 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,871
Daytime Population: Workers 11,890
Daytime Population: Residents 14,999
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,889
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 24,716
Population in Familes 14,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,155
Population Density2 553
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $51,802
Average Household Income $87,293
Per Capita Income $31,058


Total Housing Units 10,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,676 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,477 (51.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 395 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $376,698
Average Home Value $428,031


Total Households 10,153
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 4,985
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.62% 0.39%
Households 0.39% 0.37%
Families 0.25% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Amherst, MA 01002 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01002 to the other 521 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 89th
Population Density # 316 40th
Diversity Index # 89 83rd
Median Household Income # 444 15th
Per Capita Income # 416 20th

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