Worcester, MA 01606 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01606: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Worcester, MA 01606

Not Acceptable, USPS
Greendale, MA 01606

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Worcester County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.311, Longitude -71.801
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 678
  • PO Box Addresses: 192
  • Residential Addresses: 8,504
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 989
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,515

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

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Worcester, MA 01606 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,831
Population in Households 20,566
Population in Familes 15,904
Population in Group Qrtrs 265
Population Density2 3,505
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $58,973
Average Household Income $77,943
Per Capita Income $33,036


Total Housing Units 9,351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,229 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,531 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 591 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $230,728
Average Home Value $259,486


Total Households 8,760
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,326
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 0.4% 0.42%
Households 0.28% 0.34%
Families 0.2% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Worcester, MA 01606 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01606 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 # 118 78th
Population Density # 113 79th
Diversity Index # 84 84th
Median Household Income # 421 19th
Per Capita Income # 401 23rd

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