Cambridge, MA 02140 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02140: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cambridge, MA 02140

Acceptable Alternative
N Cambridge, MA 02140
North Cambridge, MA 02140

Not Acceptable, USPS
Porter Square, MA 02140

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 728
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,006
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,014
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.392, Longitude -71.131
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cambridge, MA 02140 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,444
Population in Households 19,261
Population in Familes 12,194
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density1 16,650
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 9,146
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 4,288
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,273 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,873 (61.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 478 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $615,121
Average Home Value $650,848


Median Household Income $71,570
Average Household Income $109,894
Per Capita Income $51,887
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.35% 1.35%
Households 1.24% 1.29%
Families 1.28% 1.33%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Cambridge, MA 02140 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02140 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 # 126 76th
Population Density1 # 25 95th
Diversity Index2 # 56 89th
Median Household Income # 278 46th
Per Capita Income # 91 83rd

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