Dorchester Center, MA 02124 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

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

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 938
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,822
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 8,100
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.286, Longitude -71.071
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Dorchester Center, MA 02124 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02124 to the other 500 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 28 95th
Diversity Index2 # 36 93rd
Median Household Income # 449 10th
Per Capita Income # 452 10th

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Dorchester Center, MA 02124 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 49,600
Population in Households 48,926
Population in Familes 38,980
Population in Group Qrtrs 674
Population Density1 14,076
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 18,129
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 11,802
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,873 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,780 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,349 (57.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,744 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $356,176
Average Home Value $380,247


Median Household Income $43,126
Average Household Income $59,711
Per Capita Income $21,917
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.85%
Households 0.68% 0.96%
Families 0.63% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.

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