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ZIP Code 01720

Primary City:Acton, MA (View All Cities)
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (1:10pm)
Coordinates:42.49, -71.44
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 01720

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 01720. 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 01720. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 01720, 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:
Acton, MA
Unacceptable:
W Acton, West Acton

Stats and Demographics for the 01720 ZIP Code

ZIP code 01720 is located in north 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 01720 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 large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 01720 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,361
Population Density 1,084 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,294
Median Home Value $480,700
Land Area 19.71 sq mi
Water Area 0.43 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,962
Median Household Income $109,578

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6008641,0398233833494075639191,156986773586360249200123101
Female5128541,0187543123794346831,0331,200974800604426289243166199
Total1,1121,7182,0571,5776957288411,2461,9522,3561,9601,5731,190786538443289300

Gender

 Male 10,481 49%
 Female 10,880 51%
Gender

Race

 White 16,564 77.5%
 Black Or African American 231 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 16 0.1%
 Asian 3,920 18.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 261 1.2%
 Two Or More Races 366 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner152641,2372,0351,364647359104
Renter1164494144062641179774
Total1317131,6512,4411,628764456178

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,070 64%
 Single Guardian 729 9%
 Singles 1,828 23%
 Singles With Roommate 335 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,562 57%
 Households with Kids 3,400 43%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1171251221511541591921811781932022211992242301962211136350
Female841001211211831631681601801982031852172151891842001305138
Total20122524327233732236034135839140540641643941938042124311488

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 01720 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 01720 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1970s. Looking at 01720 real estate data, the median home value of $480,700 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 01720 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 01720 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 01720 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 21,225 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 111 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 25 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,635 56%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,390 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,937 23%
 Households Vacant 332 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 130 39%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 3%
 For Sale Only 73 22%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 53 16%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 52 16%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 51 2%
 1 Bedroom 904 44%
 2 Bedroom 850 41%
 3+ Bedroom 252 12%
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 $109,578 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 01720 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. Residents in ZIP code 01720 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. 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 01720. 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 7,599 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,674 28%
 No Earnings 4,402 26%
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 7,599 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,674 28%
 No Earnings 4,402 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,301 84.8%
 Public transportation 584 5.3%
 Taxicab 4 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 257 2.3%
 Worked at Home 820 7.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 01720 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 269 4%
 High School Graduate 1,223 17%
 Associate's degree 309 4%
 Bachelor's degree 2,138 30%
 Master's degree 2,105 29%
 Professional school degree 311 4%
 Doctorate degree 863 12%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,333 82.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 768 14.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 141 2.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 01720

ZIP Code 01720 is in the Acton School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 01720.

Douglas
21 Elm St
Acton, MA 01720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Acton School District
Gates
75 Spruce St
Acton, MA 01720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Acton School District
Luther Conant
80 Taylor Rd
Acton, MA 01720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Acton School District
Mccarthy-Towne
11 Charter Rd
Acton, MA 01720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Acton School District
Merriam
11 Charter Rd
Acton, MA 01720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Acton School District
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
36 Charter Rd
Acton, MA 01720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Acton-Boxborough School District
Raymond J Grey Junior High School
16 Charter Rd
Acton, MA 01720
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Acton-Boxborough School District
The Victor School
380 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA 01720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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