Canton, MA 02021 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02021: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Canton, MA 02021

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,130
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,265
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,763
  • County: Norfolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.164, Longitude -71.132
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Canton, MA 02021 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,774
Population in Households 22,445
Population in Familes 18,892
Population in Group Qrtrs 329
Population Density1 1,192
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 8,772
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 5,969
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,314 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,458 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $486,623
Average Home Value $531,038


Median Household Income $96,698
Average Household Income $126,278
Per Capita Income $48,938
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 0.88%
Households 0.74% 0.79%
Families 0.71% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Canton, MA 02021 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02021 to the other 515 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts 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 # 109 79th
Population Density1 # 201 61st
Diversity Index2 # 148 71st
Median Household Income # 104 80th
Per Capita Income # 117 77th

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