North Reading, MA 01864 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01864: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
North Reading, MA 01864

Not Acceptable, USPS
N Reading, MA 01864

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 622
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,087
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 535
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.578, Longitude -71.094
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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North Reading, MA 01864 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,475
Population in Households 15,338
Population in Familes 13,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 1,139
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 5,629
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 4,121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,710 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 919 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $469,799
Average Home Value $505,663


Median Household Income $101,326
Average Household Income $127,910
Per Capita Income $46,710
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.89%
Households 0.55% 0.83%
Families 0.47% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

North Reading, MA 01864 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01864 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 # 171 67th
Population Density1 # 204 61st
Diversity Index2 # 344 33rd
Median Household Income # 95 82nd
Per Capita Income # 134 74th

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