Brookline, MA 02446 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02446: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Brookline, MA 02446

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,266
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,906
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 11,137
  • County: Norfolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.344, Longitude -71.122
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Brookline, MA 02446 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,801
Population in Households 30,027
Population in Familes 16,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 774
Population Density1 22,895
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 14,039
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 5,840
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,221 (35.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,818 (60.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 492 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $726,464
Average Home Value $790,524


Median Household Income $87,441
Average Household Income $132,811
Per Capita Income $61,054
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.58%
Households 0.38% 0.53%
Families 0.22% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Brookline, MA 02446 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02446 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 # 50 90th
Population Density1 # 12 98th
Diversity Index2 # 89 83rd
Median Household Income # 156 70th
Per Capita Income # 53 90th

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