The 01226 ZIP Code is primarily associated with Dalton, MA in Berkshire County in the United States. The current population estimate is 6,769. The 01226 ZIP Code has a median age of 50.7 years, and 27.5% of residents are aged 62 years and older. The median household income is at $68,915, while an estimated 1% of the population in this ZIP is living below the poverty line. In this Massachusetts region, an estimated 94.6% hold a high school degree or higher, and the per capita income is approximately $41,140.
The median household income in ZIP Code 01226 is $68,915, while the region's mean household income is $88,498. Breaking income down further, per capita income in the region is $41,140. The per capita income in ZIP Code 01226 of $41,140 is approximately 5.99% less than the per capita income in the U.S. overall of $43,761. An estimated 0.6% of the population is living below the poverty line in this region. This rate is approximately 93.68% lower than the overall poverty rate in the U.S. of 9.5%. Regarding household income, approximately 17.8% of the population in 01226 earn $35,000 to $49,999 per year, while an estimated 16.8% earn $50,000 to $74,999 per year, and 2.2% of 01226 residents earn $10,000 to $14,999 per year.
|Less than $10,000 per year||2.6%|
|$10,000 to $14,999 per year||2.2%|
|$15,000 to $24,999 per year||7.3%|
|$25,000 to $34,999 per year||9.7%|
|$35,000 to $49,999 per year||17.8%|
|$50,000 to $74,999 per year||16.8%|
|$75,000 to $99,999 per year||15.7%|
|$100,000 to $149,999 per year||13.4%|
|$150,000 to $199,999 per year||5.9%|
|$200,000 or more per year||8.5%|
In ZIP Code 01226, 94.6% of the population graduated high school, while 35.1% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In this region, 0.3% achieved an education level less than 9th grade, while 12.1% hold a graduate or professional degree. Approximately 26.8% in this Berkshire County region reached the highest level of high school graduate (including equivalency).
|Less than 9th grade||0.3%|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||5.0%|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||26.8%|
|Some college, no degree||20.8%|
|Graduate or professional degree||12.1%|
Looking at race in the population that makes up ZIP Code 01226, 99.7% is one race, while 0.3% are two or more races. Approximately 2.1% of 01226 residents are hispanic or Latino (of any race). The most common race in 01226 (race alone or in combination with one or more other races), is White (97.9%), followed by Asian (1.6%) .
|Black or African American||0.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.3%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.0%|
|Some other race||0.1%|
In ZIP Code 01226, 95.9% of the population lists "English only" as the language spoken in home, while 2.1% of lists Spanish. Additionally, Asian and Pacific Islander languages are spoken in 1.5% of homes, and other Indo-European languages are spoken in 0.5% of homes. Lastly, 0.0% of homes list "other languages" as spoken in the home. All percentages referenced are for the population 5 years and older in this Berkshire County region.
|Other Indo-European languages||1.5%|
|Asian and Pacific Islander languages||0.5%|
Regarding the age of homes in ZIP Code 01226, an estimated 38.9% of homes were built in 1939 or earlier. Additionally, 17.0% of homes in the region were built between 1950 and 1959, while an estimated 0.0% of homes were built in 2014 or later in this Berkshire County region.
|Year Home Built||Percent|
|Built in 2014 or later||0.0%|
|Built between 2010 and 2013||0.5%|
|Built between 2000 and 2009||4.8%|
|Built between 1990 and 1999||5.9%|
|Built between 1980 and 1989||8.1%|
|Built between 1970 and 1979||9.5%|
|Built between 1960 and 1969||9.3%|
|Built between 1950 and 1959||17.0%|
|Built between 1940 and 1949||5.9%|
|Built in 1939 or earlier||38.9%|
Residents of ZIP Code 01226 are older than average. The median age of 50.7 years in ZIP Code 01226 is approximately 33.07% higher than the overall median age in the U.S. of 38.1 years. About 83.5% of residents are aged 18 years and older, and 27.5% of residents are 62 years and over. Approximately 15.5% of the population in 01226 falls in the age group 45 to 54 years, while an estimated 11.7% are aged 65 to 74 years. On the low end of the scale, 3.2% of 01226 residents are aged 85 years and over.
|Under 5 years||3.6%|
|5 to 9 years||4.3%|
|10 to 14 years||4.2%|
|15 to 19 years||5.5%|
|20 to 24 years||4.2%|
|25 to 34 years||11.4%|
|35 to 44 years||9.7%|
|45 to 54 years||15.5%|
|55 to 59 years||10.1%|
|60 to 64 years||9.8%|
|65 to 74 years||11.7%|
|75 to 84 years||6.8%|
|85 years and over||3.2%|
One of the leading chronic health issues in ZIP Code 01226 is high cholesterol, as an estimated 32.3% of adults aged 18 and older deal with this issue. Another chronic health issue of concern for residents of 01226 is high blood pressure, as approximately 28.9% of adults 18 and older in this Berkshire County region contend with that issue.
|Health Issue||Percent of adults*|
|Cancer (excluding skin cancer)||8.1%|
|High blood pressure||28.9%|
|Chronic kidney disease||2.8%|
|Coronary heart disease||6.4%|
One of the top preventative health measures in ZIP Code 01226 is current access to health insurance, as an estimated 94.3% of adults 18 and older take part in this preventive measure. Additionally, 92.1% of those 18 and above in 01226 list cholesterol screening, as a preventive measure. Common health risk behaviors in 01226 include sleeping less than 7 hours (29.4% of adults aged 18 and above) and obesity (23.4% of those 18 and older).
|Preventive Measure||Percent of adults*|
|Current access to health insurance||94.3%|
|Taking medicine for high blood pressure control||77.4%|
|Visits to doctor for routine checkup||78.0%|
|Visits to dentist or dental clinic||76.9%|
|Risk Behavior||Percent of adults*|
|No leisure-time physical activity||19.1%|
|Sleeping less than 7 hours||29.4%|
The average residential electricity rate in ZIP Code 01226 of 14.07¢/kWh. This rate is about 46.46% less than the average rate in Massachusetts, and approximately 12.55% less than the average rate in the U.S. as a whole. Regarding solar power potential, ZIP Code 01226 has an average daily solar radiation level of 4.64 kWh/m2/day. This is approximately 12.62% greater than an area in the U.S. with historically low solar radiation levels (WA), and about 29.59% less than an area in the U.S. with historically high solar radiation levels (AZ).
|ZIP Code 01226||14.07¢/kWh||8.48¢/kWh||6.07¢/kWh|
|Month||ZIP Code 01226||Low (WA)||High (AZ)|
In 01226, 64.9% of the population is in the labor force. Recent estimates place 7.4% as working from home, while the total labor force in the region has a mean travel to time to work of 19.5 minutes. Approximately 27.2% of the employed population 16 years and over in 01226 work in educational services, and health care and social assistance, while an estimated 15.5% work in retail trade. On the lower end of the scale, just 0.5% of 01226 workers 16 years and over work in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining.
|Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining||0.5%|
|Transportation and warehousing, and utilities||4.9%|
|Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing||7.5%|
|Professional, scientific, management, and administrative||12.9%|
|Educational services, and health care and social assistance||27.2%|
|Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services||7.0%|
|Other services, except public administration||4.1%|
Regarding consumer complaints about financial products in ZIP Code 01226, credit reporting or credit repair services have received the most complaints in 01226 in the past 12 months. Credit card or prepaid card received the second most complaints. The most frequent complaint overall in this Berkshire County region was improper use of a report.
|Complaint Product||Number of Complaints*|
|Credit reporting or credit repair services||2|
|Credit card or prepaid card||1|
|Money transfer, virtual currency, or money service||1|
|Complaint Issue||Number of Complaints*|
|Improper use of your report||1|
|Other transaction problem||1|
|Problem getting a card or closing an account||1|
|Problem with a credit reporting company's investigation||1|