The 01609 ZIP Code is primarily associated with Worcester, MA in Worcester County in the United States. The current population estimate is 21,628. About 20.4% of residents in ZIP Code 01609 are aged 62 years and older, and the region has a median age of 33.2 years. In this Massachusetts region, an estimated 84.0% hold a high school degree or higher, and the per capita income is approximately $31,337. An estimated 10% of the population in this ZIP lives below the poverty line, while the median househould income is $45,992.
The median household income in ZIP Code 01609 is $45,992, while the region's mean household income is $81,075. Breaking income down further, per capita income in the region is $31,337. The per capita income in ZIP Code 01609 of $31,337 is approximately 28.39% less than the per capita income in the U.S. overall of $43,761. An estimated 9.8% of the population is living below the poverty line in this region. This rate is approximately3.16% higher than the overall poverty rate in the U.S. of 9.5%. Regarding household income, approximately 14.1% of the population in 01609 earn $100,000 to $149,999 per year, while an estimated 13.5% earn $35,000 to $49,999 per year, and 5.5% of 01609 residents earn $25,000 to $34,999 per year.
|Less than $10,000 per year||11.5%|
|$10,000 to $14,999 per year||9.5%|
|$15,000 to $24,999 per year||13.1%|
|$25,000 to $34,999 per year||5.5%|
|$35,000 to $49,999 per year||13.5%|
|$50,000 to $74,999 per year||10.6%|
|$75,000 to $99,999 per year||7.4%|
|$100,000 to $149,999 per year||14.1%|
|$150,000 to $199,999 per year||6.2%|
|$200,000 or more per year||8.6%|
In ZIP Code 01609, 84.0% of the population graduated high school, while 40.7% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In this region, 5.3% achieved an education level less than 9th grade, while 19.3% hold a graduate or professional degree. Approximately 21.5% in this Worcester County region reached the highest level of high school graduate (including equivalency).
|Less than 9th grade||5.3%|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||10.7%|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||21.5%|
|Some college, no degree||14.6%|
|Graduate or professional degree||19.3%|
Looking at race in the population that makes up ZIP Code 01609, 97.1% is one race, while 2.9% are two or more races. Approximately 17.9% of 01609 residents are hispanic or Latino (of any race). The most common race in 01609 (race alone or in combination with one or more other races), is White (80.4%), followed by Black or African American (10.3%) .
|Black or African American||10.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1%|
|Some other race||5.1%|
In ZIP Code 01609, 73.6% of the population lists "English only" as the language spoken in home, while 13.1% of lists Spanish. Additionally, Asian and Pacific Islander languages are spoken in 6.2% of homes, and other Indo-European languages are spoken in 4.3% of homes. Lastly, 2.8% of homes list "other languages" as spoken in the home. All percentages referenced are for the population 5 years and older in this Worcester County region.
|Other Indo-European languages||6.2%|
|Asian and Pacific Islander languages||4.3%|
Regarding the age of homes in ZIP Code 01609, an estimated 48.3% of homes were built in 1939 or earlier. Additionally, 10.7% of homes in the region were built between 1980 and 1989, while an estimated 0.3% of homes were built in 2014 or later in this Worcester County region.
|Year Home Built||Percent|
|Built in 2014 or later||0.3%|
|Built between 2010 and 2013||0.9%|
|Built between 2000 and 2009||5.3%|
|Built between 1990 and 1999||5.1%|
|Built between 1980 and 1989||10.7%|
|Built between 1970 and 1979||8.6%|
|Built between 1960 and 1969||7.2%|
|Built between 1950 and 1959||7.6%|
|Built between 1940 and 1949||6.1%|
|Built in 1939 or earlier||48.3%|
Residents of ZIP Code 01609 are younger than average. The median age of 33.2 years in ZIP Code 01609 is approximately 12.86% lower than the overall median age in the U.S. of 38.1 years. About 88.2% of residents are aged 18 years and older, and 20.4% of residents are 62 years and over. Approximately 15.8% of the population in 01609 falls in the age group 20 to 24 years, while an estimated 14.3% are aged 15 to 19 years. On the low end of the scale, 2.4% of 01609 residents are aged under 5 years.
|Under 5 years||2.4%|
|5 to 9 years||3.1%|
|10 to 14 years||3.7%|
|15 to 19 years||14.3%|
|20 to 24 years||15.8%|
|25 to 34 years||12.5%|
|35 to 44 years||9.7%|
|45 to 54 years||10.3%|
|55 to 59 years||5.7%|
|60 to 64 years||5.5%|
|65 to 74 years||9.7%|
|75 to 84 years||3.9%|
|85 years and over||3.4%|
One of the leading chronic health issues in ZIP Code 01609 is high blood pressure, as an estimated 25.8% of adults aged 18 and older deal with this issue. Another chronic health issue of concern for residents of 01609 is high cholesterol, as approximately 25.2% of adults 18 and older in this Worcester County region contend with that issue.
|Health Issue||Percent of adults*|
|High blood pressure||25.8%|
|Coronary heart disease||5.4%|
|Chronic kidney disease||2.6%|
|Cancer (excluding skin cancer)||5.4%|
One of the top preventative health measures in ZIP Code 01609 is current access to health insurance, as an estimated 87% of adults 18 and older take part in this preventive measure. Additionally, 83.3% of those 18 and above in 01609 list cholesterol screening, as a preventive measure. Common health risk behaviors in 01609 include sleeping less than 7 hours (39.4% of adults aged 18 and above) and obesity (30.9% of those 18 and older).
|Preventive Measure||Percent of adults*|
|Taking medicine for high blood pressure control||68.5%|
|Current access to health insurance||87%|
|Visits to dentist or dental clinic||66.8%|
|Visits to doctor for routine checkup||77.2%|
|Risk Behavior||Percent of adults*|
|No leisure-time physical activity||30.0%|
|Sleeping less than 7 hours||39.4%|
The average residential electricity rate in ZIP Code 01609 of 13.13¢/kWh. This rate is about 45.13% less than the average rate in Massachusetts, and approximately 15.07% less than the average rate in the U.S. as a whole. Regarding solar power potential, ZIP Code 01609 has an average daily solar radiation level of 4.95 kWh/m2/day. This is approximately 20.15% greater than an area in the U.S. with historically low solar radiation levels (WA), and about 24.89% less than an area in the U.S. with historically high solar radiation levels (AZ).
|ZIP Code 01609||13.13¢/kWh||7.38¢/kWh||5.14¢/kWh|
|Month||ZIP Code 01609||Low (WA)||High (AZ)|
In 01609, 49.7% of the population is in the labor force. Recent estimates place 7.6% as working from home, while the total labor force in the region has a mean travel to time to work of 23.5 minutes. Approximately 33.9% of the employed population 16 years and over in 01609 work in educational services, and health care and social assistance, while an estimated 14.6% work in retail trade. On the lower end of the scale, just 0.2% of 01609 workers 16 years and over work in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining.
|Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining||0.2%|
|Transportation and warehousing, and utilities||2.4%|
|Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing||4.4%|
|Professional, scientific, management, and administrative||9.8%|
|Educational services, and health care and social assistance||33.9%|
|Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services||10.1%|
|Other services, except public administration||3.6%|
Regarding consumer complaints about financial products in ZIP Code 01609, credit reporting or credit repair services have received the most complaints in 01609 in the past 12 months. Debt collection received the second most complaints. The most frequent complaint overall in this Worcester County region was incorrect information on a report.
|Complaint Product||Number of Complaints*|
|Credit reporting or credit repair services||4|
|Credit card or prepaid card||2|
|Checking or savings account||1|
|Money transfer, virtual currency, or money service||1|
|Complaint Issue||Number of Complaints*|
|Incorrect information on your report||2|
|Attempts to collect debt not owed||1|
|False statements or representation||1|
|Fees or interest||1|
|Managing an account||1|