Boston, MA 02118 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02118: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Boston, MA 02118

Acceptable Alternative
Roxbury, MA 02118

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,182
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,646
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 10,746
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.337, Longitude -71.064
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Boston, MA 02118 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28,943
Daytime Population: Workers 30,633
Daytime Population: Residents 12,421
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,054
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 26,611
Population in Familes 14,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,332
Population Density2 25,907
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $62,310
Average Household Income $109,219
Per Capita Income $52,010


Total Housing Units 14,018 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,694 (26.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,682 (69.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 642 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $741,778
Average Home Value $798,125


Total Households 13,376
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 4,924
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 1.03% 1.05%
Households 0.88% 0.99%
Families 0.94% 1.07%
Median Household Income   4.48%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Boston, MA 02118 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02118 to the other 521 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts 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 # 62 88th
Population Density # 9 98th
Diversity Index # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 364 30th
Per Capita Income # 105 80th

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