Worcester, MA 01608 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01608: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Worcester, MA 01608

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Worcester County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.262, Longitude -71.802
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 811
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 1,983
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,505
    • Single Family Addresses: 478

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

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Worcester, MA 01608 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,796
Daytime Population: Workers 15,195
Daytime Population: Residents 2,609
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,804
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.69
Population in Households 3,533
Population in Familes 2,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 263
Population Density2 8,285
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $22,337
Average Household Income $34,003
Per Capita Income $16,366


Total Housing Units 1,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 ( 5.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,570 (81.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $143,125
Average Home Value $177,835


Total Households 1,667
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 684
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 1.33% 1.01%
Households 1.49% 1.14%
Families 0.9% 0.81%
Median Household Income   -0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.2%

Worcester, MA 01608 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01608 to the other 521 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 366 30th
Population Density # 57 89th
Diversity Index # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 514 2nd
Per Capita Income # 510 2nd

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