West Townsend, MA 01474 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01474: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Townsend, MA 01474

Acceptable Alternative
Townsend, MA 01474
W Townsend, MA 01474

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 23
  • Single Family Addresses: 714
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.671, Longitude -71.713
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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West Townsend, MA 01474 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,444
Population in Households 2,444
Population in Familes 2,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 198
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 887
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 685
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 788 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $274,737
Average Home Value $278,077


Median Household Income $78,220
Average Household Income $91,718
Per Capita Income $33,287
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.49%
Households 0.16% 0.47%
Families 0.16% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.

West Townsend, MA 01474 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01474 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 # 406 21st
Population Density1 # 420 19th
Diversity Index2 # 375 27th
Median Household Income # 225 57th
Per Capita Income # 349 32nd

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