Wales, MA 01081 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01081: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wales, MA 01081

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 28
  • Single Family Addresses: 515
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 18
  • County: Hampden County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.061, Longitude -72.228
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wales, MA 01081 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,872
Population in Households 1,872
Population in Familes 1,517
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 117
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 749
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 505
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 603 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $211,141
Average Home Value $250,995


Median Household Income $61,887
Average Household Income $77,764
Per Capita Income $31,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.56%
Households 0.57% 0.55%
Families 0.52% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Wales, MA 01081 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01081 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 # 428 17th
Population Density1 # 448 13th
Diversity Index2 # 394 23rd
Median Household Income # 349 32nd
Per Capita Income # 392 24th

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