Watertown, MA 02472 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02472: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Watertown, MA 02472

Acceptable Alternative
E Watertown, MA 02472
East Watertown, MA 02472

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,129
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,940
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,695
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.371, Longitude -71.18
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Watertown, MA 02472 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,863
Population in Households 33,623
Population in Familes 22,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 240
Population Density1 8,207
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 15,539
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 7,766
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,497 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,042 (48.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,005 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $469,324
Average Home Value $493,534


Median Household Income $83,201
Average Household Income $108,151
Per Capita Income $49,775
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 1.06%
Households 0.87% 1.01%
Families 0.73% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Watertown, MA 02472 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02472 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 # 41 92nd
Population Density1 # 54 90th
Diversity Index2 # 135 74th
Median Household Income # 183 65th
Per Capita Income # 106 80th

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