Waltham, MA 02453 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02453: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waltham, MA 02453

Acceptable Alternative
South Waltham, MA 02453

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,074
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,816
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,579
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.37, Longitude -71.237
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Waltham, MA 02453 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,564
Daytime Population: Workers 25,201
Daytime Population: Residents 13,160
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 27,542
Population in Familes 17,535
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,022
Population Density2 8,515
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $67,169
Average Household Income $90,471
Per Capita Income $37,700


Total Housing Units 12,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,291 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,584 (60.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 739 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $431,060
Average Home Value $453,309


Total Households 11,875
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,662
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.78%
Households 0.58% 0.78%
Families 0.55% 0.76%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Waltham, MA 02453 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02453 to the other 521 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 55 90th
Population Density # 54 90th
Diversity Index # 46 91st
Median Household Income # 331 37th
Per Capita Income # 279 47th

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