Milton, MA 02186 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02186: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Milton, MA 02186

Not Acceptable, USPS
East Milton, MA 02186

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 479
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,749
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 798
  • County: Norfolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.249, Longitude -71.075
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Milton, MA 02186 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,504
Population in Households 25,939
Population in Familes 22,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,565
Population Density1 2,086
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 9,392
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 6,893
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,602 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,790 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 475 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $541,786
Average Home Value $601,444


Median Household Income $113,058
Average Household Income $155,669
Per Capita Income $54,334
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.42%
Households 0.25% 0.4%
Families 0.19% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Milton, MA 02186 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02186 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 # 71 86th
Population Density1 # 147 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 104 80th
Median Household Income # 53 90th
Per Capita Income # 78 85th

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