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ZIP Code 01562

Primary City:Spencer, MA (View All Cities)
County: Worcester County
Timezone: Eastern (3:15am)
Coordinates:42.25, -71.99
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 01562

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 01562. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 01562. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 01562, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Spencer, MA
Unacceptable:
Lambs Grove

Stats and Demographics for the 01562 ZIP Code

ZIP code 01562 is located in central Massachusetts and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 01562 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 01562 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 11,688
Population Density 356 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,295
Median Home Value $254,400
Land Area 32.83 sq mi
Water Area 1.17 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,744
Median Household Income $60,197

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3293544143513403593533754124695074343912501891389569
Female296311357338315353352382392504481472390284187179124142
Total625665771689655712705757804973988906781534376317219211

Gender

 Male 5,829 50%
 Female 5,859 50%
Gender

Race

 White 11,249 96.2%
 Black Or African American 74 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 26 0.2%
 Asian 84 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.1%
 Other Race 102 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 145 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2727952778574141221975
Renter12234431030923214413880
Total1496238371,094973556357155

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,438 51%
 Single Guardian 707 15%
 Singles 1,278 27%
 Singles With Roommate 321 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,362 71%
 Households with Kids 1,382 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male5869638461627274857785918576546884737261
Female6269485968586054718586616461578477635759
Total120138111143129120132128156162171152149137111152161136129120

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 01562 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 01562 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 01562 real estate data, the median home value of $254,400 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 01562 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 01562 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 01562 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 11,616 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 72 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,334 44%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 731 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,679 32%
 Households Vacant 551 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 187 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 1%
 For Sale Only 74 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 158 29%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 119 22%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 68 4%
 1 Bedroom 494 31%
 2 Bedroom 598 38%
 3+ Bedroom 422 27%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $60,197 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 01562 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 01562. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,843 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,353 25%
 No Earnings 3,040 33%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,843 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,353 25%
 No Earnings 3,040 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,035 92%
 Public transportation 49 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 192 4%
 Worked at Home 209 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 510 13%
 High School Graduate 2,315 57%
 Associate's degree 256 6%
 Bachelor's degree 585 14%
 Master's degree 206 5%
 Professional school degree 43 1%
 Doctorate degree 157 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,640 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 196 10%
 Not Enrolled in School 163 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 01562

ZIP Code 01562 is in the Spencer-E Brookfield School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 01562.

Maple Street School
68 Maple St
Spencer, MA 01562
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Spencer-E Brookfield School District
Wire Village School
60 Paxton Rd
Spencer, MA 01562
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Spencer-E Brookfield School District
Lake Street
17 Lake St
Spencer, MA 01562
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Spencer-E Brookfield School District
Knox Trail Junior High School
73 Ash St
Spencer, MA 01562
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Spencer-E Brookfield School District
David Prouty High School
302 Main St
Spencer, MA 01562
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Spencer-E Brookfield School District

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