Amherst, MA 01002 ZIP Code Profile

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Amherst, MA | Cushman, MA | Pelham, MA | South Amherst, MA

ZIP Code 01002: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Amherst, MA 01002

Acceptable Alternative
Cushman, MA 01002
Pelham, MA 01002

Not Acceptable, USPS
South Amherst, MA 01002

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Hampshire County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.377, Longitude -72.469
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 682
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 10,472
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,144
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,328

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 01002 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 01002 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Amherst, MA 01002 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 30,170
Population in Households 25,122
Population in Familes 14,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,048
Population Density2 554
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $54,198
Average Household Income $88,965
Per Capita Income $31,749


Total Housing Units 10,749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,671 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,635 (52.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 443 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $396,226
Average Home Value $456,380


Total Households 10,306
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,066
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.72% 0.65%
Households 0.53% 0.74%
Families 0.42% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Amherst, MA 01002 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01002 to the other 521 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 57 89th
Population Density # 316 40th
Diversity Index # 93 83rd
Median Household Income # 443 15th
Per Capita Income # 425 19th

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