Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02462: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462

Acceptable Alternative
Newton, MA 02462
Newton L F, MA 02462
Newtonville, MA 02462

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 182
  • Single Family Addresses: 399
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 249
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.331, Longitude -71.258
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,259
Daytime Population: Workers 4,641
Daytime Population: Residents 1,113
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,754
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.55
Population in Households 2,005
Population in Familes 1,629
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density2 3,448
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $145,766
Average Household Income $199,217
Per Capita Income $88,486


Total Housing Units 994 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 628 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 349 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $812,500
Average Home Value $867,476


Total Households 977
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 631
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 1.23% 1.13%
Households 1.11% 1.14%
Families 1.07% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.49%

Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02462 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 # 416 20th
Population Density # 116 78th
Diversity Index # 122 77th
Median Household Income # 23 96th
Per Capita Income # 7 99th

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