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, 2016)


Total Population 2,375
Population in Households 2,355
Population in Familes 1,823
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 34
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,012
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 640
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 797 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 526 (34.2%)
Median Home Value $145,633
Average Home Value $163,645


Median Household Income $49,085
Average Household Income $58,606
Per Capita Income $25,041
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.19%
Households -0.31% -0.2%
Families -0.54% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Worcester, NY 12197 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12197 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 996 43rd
Population Density1 # 1495 14th
Diversity Index2 # 941 46th
Median Household Income # 1207 31st
Per Capita Income # 1182 32nd

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