Milton, MA 02186 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Milton, MA 02186

Not Acceptable, USPS
East Milton, MA 02186

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 480
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,704
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 761
  • County: Norfolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.249, Longitude -71.075
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Milton, MA 02186 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02186 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 # 69 86th
Population Density1 # 147 71st
Diversity Index2 # 101 80th
Median Household Income # 57 89th
Per Capita Income # 78 85th

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Milton, MA 02186 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 27,301
Population in Households 25,715
Population in Familes 22,487
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,586
Population Density1 1,922
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 9,386
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 6,902
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,828 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,755 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,631 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 442 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $518,239
Average Home Value $595,622


Median Household Income $114,553
Average Household Income $147,379
Per Capita Income $50,824
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% 0.42%
Households 0.32% 0.47%
Families 0.26% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   3.73%
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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