Lowell, MA 01851 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01851: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lowell, MA 01851

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 769
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,407
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,195
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.632, Longitude -71.334
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lowell, MA 01851 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,868
Population in Households 30,673
Population in Familes 24,669
Population in Group Qrtrs 195
Population Density1 8,567
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 10,149
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 6,924
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 11,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,322 (39.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,827 (52.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 858 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $251,616
Average Home Value $268,244


Median Household Income $53,992
Average Household Income $70,902
Per Capita Income $23,442
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.65%
Households 0.2% 0.57%
Families 0.14% 0.54%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

Lowell, MA 01851 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01851 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 # 48 91st
Population Density1 # 52 90th
Diversity Index2 # 35 93rd
Median Household Income # 416 19th
Per Capita Income # 467 10th

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