West Roxbury, MA 02132 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Acceptable Alternative
Boston, MA 02132

Not Acceptable, USPS
W Roxbury, MA 02132

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 712
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,015
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,155
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.275, Longitude -71.147
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

West Roxbury, MA 02132 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02132 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 # 62 88th
Population Density1 # 83 84th
Diversity Index2 # 103 79th
Median Household Income # 192 62nd
Per Capita Income # 134 73rd

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West Roxbury, MA 02132 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 27,848
Population in Households 27,285
Population in Familes 20,710
Population in Group Qrtrs 563
Population Density1 5,296
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 11,931
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 6,874
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,086 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,845 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 557 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $468,623
Average Home Value $491,195


Median Household Income $79,606
Average Household Income $101,424
Per Capita Income $43,508
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.39% 0.84%
Households 0.51% 0.89%
Families 0.45% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
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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