Melrose, MA 02176 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02176: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Melrose, MA 02176

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 787
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,639
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,140
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.46, Longitude -71.059
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Melrose, MA 02176 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,066
Population in Households 27,794
Population in Familes 22,412
Population in Group Qrtrs 272
Population Density1 5,885
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 11,596
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 7,313
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,521 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,075 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 635 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $446,729
Average Home Value $468,272


Median Household Income $85,969
Average Household Income $110,918
Per Capita Income $46,028
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.9%
Households 0.54% 0.84%
Families 0.53% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Melrose, MA 02176 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02176 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 # 67 87th
Population Density1 # 79 85th
Diversity Index2 # 220 57th
Median Household Income # 162 69th
Per Capita Income # 145 72nd

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