Boston, MA 02215 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02215: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Boston, MA 02215

Not Acceptable, USPS
Boston University, MA 02215
Kenmore, MA 02215

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 914
  • Single Family Addresses: 315
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 9,437
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.345, Longitude -71.102
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Boston, MA 02215 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,835
Population in Households 13,230
Population in Familes 2,859
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,605
Population Density1 32,608
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 8,414
Average Household Size 1.57
Family Households 1,251
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 9,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 905 ( 9.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,509 (82.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 715 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $410,069
Average Home Value $497,127


Median Household Income $32,796
Average Household Income $57,757
Per Capita Income $23,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.29%
Households 0.06% 0.46%
Families -0.13% 0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
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.

Boston, MA 02215 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02215 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 # 84 84th
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 69 87th
Median Household Income # 496 4th
Per Capita Income # 465 10th

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