Worcester, NY 12197 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12197: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Worcester, NY 12197

Not Acceptable, USPS
Decatur, NY 12197
South Worcester, NY 12197

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 59
  • Single Family Addresses: 769
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Otsego County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.518, Longitude -74.75
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Worcester, NY 12197 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,342
Daytime Population: Workers 364
Daytime Population: Residents 1,251
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,615
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 2,322
Population in Familes 1,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $49,538
Average Household Income $60,471
Per Capita Income $25,705


Total Housing Units 1,470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 777 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 477 (32.4%)
Median Home Value $142,801
Average Home Value $159,138


Total Households 993
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 626
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.33%
Households -0.21% -0.41%
Families -0.45% -0.55%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Worcester, NY 12197 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12197 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1001 43rd
Population Density # 1494 14th
Diversity Index # 936 46th
Median Household Income # 1259 28th
Per Capita Income # 1204 31st

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