Worcester, MA 01606 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01606: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Worcester, MA 01606

Not Acceptable, USPS
Greendale, MA 01606

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 706
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,497
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 991
  • County: Worcester County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.311, Longitude -71.801
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Worcester, MA 01606 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,599
Population in Households 18,345
Population in Familes 14,128
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density1 3,334
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 7,609
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 4,649
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,012 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,597 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 537 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $224,170
Average Home Value $240,493


Median Household Income $58,944
Average Household Income $77,404
Per Capita Income $31,949
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.48%
Households 0.26% 0.42%
Families 0.17% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Worcester, MA 01606 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01606 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 # 131 75th
Population Density1 # 114 78th
Diversity Index2 # 96 82nd
Median Household Income # 382 26th
Per Capita Income # 368 29th

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