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, 2016)


Total Population 29,923
Population in Households 24,523
Population in Familes 14,237
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,400
Population Density1 561
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 10,165
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 4,999
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,725 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,440 (51.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $365,578
Average Home Value $409,106


Median Household Income $49,955
Average Household Income $83,975
Per Capita Income $29,936
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.34%
Households 0.47% 0.42%
Families 0.33% 0.34%
Median Household Income   -1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Amherst, MA 01002 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01002 to the other 515 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 55 90th
Population Density1 # 306 41st
Diversity Index2 # 88 83rd
Median Household Income # 445 14th
Per Capita Income # 413 20th

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