Dorchester Center, MA 02124 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02124: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Acceptable Alternative
Boston, MA 02124
Dorchester, MA 02124
Dorchestr Ctr, MA 02124

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 928
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,924
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 8,236
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.286, Longitude -71.071
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Dorchester Center, MA 02124 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,493
Population in Households 49,161
Population in Familes 39,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 332
Population Density1 15,984
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 17,805
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 11,580
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,236 (32.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,569 (59.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,667 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $351,672
Average Home Value $373,557


Median Household Income $43,752
Average Household Income $62,187
Per Capita Income $22,510
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.9%
Households 0.57% 0.82%
Families 0.49% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.37%
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 Center, MA 02124 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02124 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 # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 26 95th
Diversity Index2 # 38 93rd
Median Household Income # 466 10th
Per Capita Income # 472 9th

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