Housatonic, MA 01236 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01236: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Housatonic, MA 01236

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 59
  • Single Family Addresses: 250
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Berkshire County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.275, Longitude -73.37
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Housatonic, MA 01236 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,594
Population in Households 1,562
Population in Familes 1,194
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 193
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 688
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $327,778
Average Home Value $408,176


Median Household Income $56,844
Average Household Income $73,816
Per Capita Income $32,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.23%
Households 0.05% -0.09%
Families -0.04% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Housatonic, MA 01236 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01236 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 # 439 15th
Population Density1 # 425 18th
Diversity Index2 # 270 48th
Median Household Income # 398 23rd
Per Capita Income # 360 30th

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