02121 Zip Code Profile

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Welcome to BOSTON, MA 02121

02121 is a densely populated, upscale urban zip code in Boston, Massachusetts. Median household income here ($27,211) is significantly lower than US average ($56,604). The population is primarily African-American, and mostly single. At $373,800 the average home value here is a bit higher than average for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area, so this probably isn't the place to look for housing bargains.

The average family income here is $39,534/year. This is less than the national average of $70,000/year. However, the national average number is a little misleading because there are some very wealthy Americans earning $50 million a year or more. (Wouldn't that be nice!) This pushes the national average higher than in would be without those edge cases. The median household income in the US (median, meaning half of US households make more and half make less) is at about $50,000/year. Median family income in 02121 is $28,735.

An intersting fact about income: Men in 02121 earn an average of $26,892/year. Women earn only $23,916/year.

8,600 people in 02121 have jobs. This statistic includes anyone over the age of 16.

Are you thinking about moving to a neighborhood in 02121? You might be interested to know that the average commute time to work for people living in 02121 is 35.5 minutes!

The median age here is 30. There are 11,424 men and 14,554 women. The median age for men is 27 while for women the median age is 33.

To give you a sense of the community, 13,104 people (out of the 25,978 people live here) have lived in their home at least 5 years. The Post Office delivers mail to 8,991 homes, and 372 businesses every day. people ride bikes or walk to work on a fairly regular basis.

02121 Zip code is located in the Eastern time zone at 42 degrees latitude (Fun Fact: this is the same latitude as Shenyang, China!) and -71 degrees longitude. It has an average elevation of 115 feet above sea level.

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  • Demographics

  • Total Population: 25,978
  • White Population: 2,502
  • Black Population: 19,429
  • Hispanic Population: 7,107
  • Asian Population: 320
  • Hawaiian Population: 133
  • Indian Population: 495
  • Male Population: 11,424
  • Female Population: 14,554
  • Median Age: 30
  • Median Age of Males: 27
  • Median Age of Females: 33
  • Geography

  • Region: Northeast
  • Division: New England
  • State: Massachusetts
  • CBSA Type: Metropolitan
  • CBSA Name: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA-NH
  • County: Suffolk
  • City: Boston
  • Longitude: -71.1
  • Latitude: 42.3
  • Elevation: 116 feet above sea level
  • Area code: 617/857
  • Marital Status

  • Average Age

  • The Commute to Work

  • Total commuters: 8,403
  • Drive alone:
  • Carpool:
  • Public transit:
  • Ride bikes or walk:

  • Average commute time: 35.5 minutes.
  •    0 - 5: 67
  •    5 - 9: 224
  •    10 - 14: 627
  •    15 - 19: 956
  •    20 - 24: 1,006
  •    25 - 29: 408
  •    30 - 34: 1,663
  •    35 - 39: 359
  •    40 - 44: 449
  •    45 - 59: 1,185
  •    60 - 89: 1,084
  •    90 plus: 375
  • The Economics

  • Average House Value: $373,800
  • Average Annual Household Income: $30,008
  • Businesses: 171
  • Employees: 1,811
  • Annual Payroll: $55,846,000
  • Average Family Income: $39,534
  • Median Family Income: $27,211
  • Average Income for Men: $26,892
  • Average Income for Women: $23,916
  • Other Stuff

  • County FIPS Code: 025
  • State FIPS Code: 25

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Schools in 02121 Zip Code

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Primary Schools
John P Holland
100 Maxwell Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8832
Quincy E Dickerman
206 Magnolia Street
Roxbury, MA 02121
(617) 635-8253
Sarah Greenwood
189 Glenway Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8710
William Monroe Trotter
135 Humboldt Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8225
Middle Schools
Boston Middle School Academy
2 Mclellan Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-1534
Martin Luther King Jr Mid
77 Lawrence Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8212
New Boston Pilot Middle School
270 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-1650
High Schools
Boston Latin Academy
205 Townsend Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-9957
Jeremiah E Burke High
60 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-9837

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Sex Offender Information

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In the 02121 zip code, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.mass.gov/sorb/community.htm. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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