Chelmsford, MA 01824 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01824: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Acceptable Alternative
Kates Corner, MA 01824
S Chelmsford, MA 01824

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,129
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,272
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,561
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.623, Longitude -71.365
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Chelmsford, MA 01824 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,745
Population in Households 25,646
Population in Familes 22,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 99
Population Density1 1,427
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 9,783
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 7,097
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,246 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,537 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $378,873
Average Home Value $399,272


Median Household Income $102,369
Average Household Income $121,946
Per Capita Income $46,419
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.84%
Households 0.49% 0.77%
Families 0.45% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Chelmsford, MA 01824 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01824 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 # 85 84th
Population Density1 # 183 65th
Diversity Index2 # 209 60th
Median Household Income # 92 82nd
Per Capita Income # 138 73rd

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