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ZIP Code 01561

Post Office City:South Lancaster, MA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Worcester County
Timezone: Eastern (12:18pm)
Coordinates:42.4430, -71.6868
ZIP (~100 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 01561

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 01561. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 01561 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
South Lancaster, MA
S Lancaster
So Lancaster

Stats and Demographics for the 01561 ZIP Code

ZIP code 01561 is located in northern Massachusetts and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 01561 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely small. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 01561 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 330
Population Density 2,677 people per sq mi
Housing Units 102
Land Area 0.12 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 90
Median Household Income $19,637

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 23Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 22

Under 5729
85 Plus101


 Male 114 35%
 Female 216 65%


 White 177 53.6%
 Black Or African American 108 32.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.6%
 Asian 4 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 26 7.9%
 Two Or More Races 13 3.9%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus101

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 45 50%
 Single Guardian 20 22%
 Singles 18 20%
 Singles With Roommate 7 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 60 67%
 Households with Kids 30 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 01561 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 01561 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Rentals in 01561 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 01561 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 228 69%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 102 31%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 30 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 10 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 50 49%
 Households Vacant 12 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 4 33%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 1 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 3 25%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 4 33%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 38 100%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 0 0%
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 $19,637 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. 01561 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 01561 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 01561 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

For more information, see South Lancaster, MA unemployment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 51 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 71 41%
 No Earnings 52 30%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 51 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 71 41%
 No Earnings 52 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 75 71%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 31 29%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 01561 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 0 0%
 High School Graduate 29 36%
 Associate's degree 31 39%
 Bachelor's degree 20 25%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 15 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 01561

ZIP Code 01561 is in the Private. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 01561.

South Lancaster Academy
180-198 George Hill Road
South Lancaster, MA 01561
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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