Dalton, MA 01226 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01226: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dalton, MA 01226

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Berkshire County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.47, Longitude -73.163
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 116
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 2,800
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 185
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,615

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

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Dalton, MA 01226 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,704
Population in Households 6,606
Population in Familes 5,360
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 306
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $58,041
Average Household Income $81,612
Per Capita Income $33,548


Total Housing Units 2,890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,076 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 655 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $222,074
Average Home Value $329,877


Total Households 2,731
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,815
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.3%
Households -0.02% -0.27%
Families -0.09% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

Dalton, MA 01226 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01226 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 # 305 42nd
Population Density # 381 27th
Diversity Index # 435 17th
Median Household Income # 428 18th
Per Capita Income # 394 25th

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