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ZIP Code 01609

Primary City:Worcester, MA (View All Cities)
County: Worcester County
Timezone: Eastern (5:27pm)
Area code: 508 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.28, -71.83
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 01609

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 01609. 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 01609. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 01609, 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:
Worcester, MA

Stats and Demographics for the 01609 ZIP Code

ZIP code 01609 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 large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 01609 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 01609 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 22,421
Population Density 5,870 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,307
Median Home Value $292,900
Land Area 3.82 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,651
Median Household Income $40,660

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 28Male Median Age: 26Female Median Age: 30

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4964804901,7152,473817520522636614697581498352262212158141
Female4494735061,3771,880681518497539636651577503353262253244358
Total9459539963,0924,3531,4981,0381,0191,1751,2501,3481,1581,001705524465402499

Gender

 Male 11,664 52%
 Female 10,757 48%
Gender

Race

 White 16,467 73.4%
 Black Or African American 1,984 8.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 85 0.4%
 Asian 1,370 6.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 16 0.1%
 Other Race 1,812 8.1%
 Two Or More Races 687 3.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner31229475694690424315123
Renter836972722845594329222150
Total8671,2011,1971,5391,284753537273

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,566 34%
 Single Guardian 1,207 16%
 Singles 2,754 36%
 Singles With Roommate 1,124 15%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,794 76%
 Households with Kids 1,857 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1141088978968288107107979186103113106110105497897816
Female928594841098410681938693971171131029896416665571
Total2061931831622051661941882001831841832202262082082019131,5621,387

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 01609 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 01609 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 01609 real estate data, the median home value of $292,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 01609. Rentals in 01609 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 $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 01609 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,877 79.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 15 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 407 1.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 3,901 17.4%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 221 1.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,139 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 842 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,670 56%
 Households Vacant 656 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 272 41.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.3%
 For Sale Only 137 20.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 24 3.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 47 7.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 173 26.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 364 8%
 1 Bedroom 1,452 34%
 2 Bedroom 1,468 34%
 3+ Bedroom 1,050 24%
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 $40,660 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 01609 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 01609 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 01609 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,995 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,045 38%
 No Earnings 6,378 35%
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 4,995 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,045 38%
 No Earnings 6,378 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,747 72.6%
 Public transportation 350 3.8%
 Taxicab 65 0.7%
 Motorcycle 11 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,564 16.8%
 Worked at Home 562 6.0%
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 869 16%
 High School Graduate 1,926 36%
 Associate's degree 345 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,029 19%
 Master's degree 690 13%
 Professional school degree 243 5%
 Doctorate degree 204 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,146 80.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 369 13.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 141 5.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 01609

ZIP Code 01609 is in the Worcester School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 01609.

Chandler Elementary Community
114 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Worcester School District
Elm Park Community
23 North Ashland St
Worcester, MA 01609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Worcester School District
Spirit of Knowledge Charter School
19 Chatham St
Worcester, MA 01609
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Spirit of Knowledge Charter School District
Notre Dame Academy
425 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Summit Academy School for Alternative Learners
15 Jamesbury Dr
Worcester, MA 01609
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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