East Boston, MA 02128 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02128: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
East Boston, MA 02128

Acceptable Alternative
Boston, MA 02128

Not Acceptable, USPS
E Boston, MA 02128

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,134
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,147
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 6,229
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.383, Longitude -71.018
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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East Boston, MA 02128 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,660
Population in Households 40,423
Population in Familes 28,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density1 8,079
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 14,483
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 8,570
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,734 (23.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,749 (66.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,590 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $330,300
Average Home Value $365,212


Median Household Income $45,245
Average Household Income $61,233
Per Capita Income $21,932
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.4%
Households -0.18% 0.27%
Families -0.28% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

East Boston, MA 02128 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02128 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 # 23 96th
Population Density1 # 56 89th
Diversity Index2 # 22 96th
Median Household Income # 460 11th
Per Capita Income # 477 8th

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