Newton Center, MA 02459 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02459: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Newton Center, MA 02459

Acceptable Alternative
Newton, MA 02459
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Not Acceptable, USPS
Newton Cntr, MA 02459
Newton Ctr, MA 02459

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 818
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,985
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 731
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.309, Longitude -71.192
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Newton Center, MA 02459 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,427
Population in Households 18,424
Population in Familes 15,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,003
Population Density1 3,822
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 6,934
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,067
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,466 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,468 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 361 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $800,067
Average Home Value $835,460


Median Household Income $135,125
Average Household Income $195,803
Per Capita Income $70,955
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.61%
Households 0.27% 0.59%
Families 0.22% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Newton Center, MA 02459 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02459 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 # 127 76th
Population Density1 # 104 80th
Diversity Index2 # 136 74th
Median Household Income # 25 95th
Per Capita Income # 27 95th

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