Mattapan, MA 02126 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02126: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mattapan, MA 02126

Acceptable Alternative
Boston, MA 02126

Not Acceptable, USPS
Hyde Park, MA 02126

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 504
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,511
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,462
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.275, Longitude -71.09
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Mattapan, MA 02126 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,943
Population in Households 22,777
Population in Familes 18,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density1 11,677
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 8,513
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 5,706
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,163 (34.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,350 (58.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 704 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $310,332
Average Home Value $340,950


Median Household Income $46,391
Average Household Income $60,243
Per Capita Income $22,502
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 1.06%
Households 0.84% 1.01%
Families 0.71% 0.93%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Mattapan, MA 02126 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02126 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 # 108 79th
Population Density1 # 38 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 94 82nd
Median Household Income # 457 11th
Per Capita Income # 473 8th

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