Amherst, MA 01003 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01003: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Amherst, MA 01003

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 0
  • Single Family Addresses: 0
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Hampshire County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.405, Longitude -72.528
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Amherst, MA 01003 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 11,475
Population in Households 15
Population in Familes 6
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,460
Population Density1 16,219
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 6
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 3
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 6 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1 (16.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (83.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $275,000
Average Home Value $275,000


Median Household Income $20,000
Average Household Income $29,588
Per Capita Income $10,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.56%
Per Capita Income   0.4%
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 01003 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01003 to the other 510 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 225 56th
Population Density1 # 26 95th
Diversity Index2 # 100 80th
Median Household Income # 503 2nd
Per Capita Income # 508 1st

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