Athol, MA 01331 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01331: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Athol, MA 01331

Acceptable Alternative
Phillipston, MA 01331

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 374
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,282
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 192
  • County: Worcester County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.589, Longitude -72.224
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Athol, MA 01331 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,774
Population in Households 13,642
Population in Familes 10,764
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 237
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 5,475
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 3,571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,970 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,505 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 785 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $172,044
Average Home Value $198,999


Median Household Income $51,829
Average Household Income $64,641
Per Capita Income $25,892
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.64%
Households 0.51% 0.61%
Families 0.43% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Athol, MA 01331 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01331 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 # 199 62nd
Population Density1 # 402 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 292 44th
Median Household Income # 431 17th
Per Capita Income # 449 13th

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