Dorchester, MA 02122 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02122: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dorchester, MA 02122

Acceptable Alternative
Boston, MA 02122

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 807
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,085
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,326
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.297, Longitude -71.055
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Dorchester, MA 02122 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 23,327
Population in Households 22,895
Population in Familes 17,675
Population in Group Qrtrs 432
Population Density1 15,444
Diversity Index2 82
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,146
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 5,080
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,200 (35.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,946 (54.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 863 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $358,830
Average Home Value $380,063
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,326
Average Household Income $68,554
Per Capita Income $24,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.94%
Households 0.63% 0.89%
Families 0.53% 0.82%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Dorchester, MA 02122 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02122 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 # 104 80th
Population Density1 # 27 95th
Diversity Index2 # 18 97th
Median Household Income # 433 16th
Per Capita Income # 458 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.