South Boston, MA 02127 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02127: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
South Boston, MA 02127

Acceptable Alternative
Boston, MA 02127

Not Acceptable, USPS
S Boston, MA 02127

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 977
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,504
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 8,439
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.339, Longitude -71.025
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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South Boston, MA 02127 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,234
Population in Households 33,765
Population in Familes 18,335
Population in Group Qrtrs 469
Population Density1 13,356
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 16,303
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 6,320
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,229 (35.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,074 (57.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,200 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $447,140
Average Home Value $476,011


Median Household Income $74,298
Average Household Income $105,956
Per Capita Income $50,742
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.19% 1.25%
Households 1.14% 1.22%
Families 0.85% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

South Boston, MA 02127 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02127 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 # 40 92nd
Population Density1 # 31 94th
Diversity Index2 # 111 79th
Median Household Income # 263 49th
Per Capita Income # 96 82nd

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