Arlington, MA 02474 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02474: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Arlington, MA 02474

Acceptable Alternative
E Arlington, MA 02474
East Arlington, MA 02474

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 542
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,587
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,638
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.421, Longitude -71.158
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Arlington, MA 02474 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,353
Population in Households 27,292
Population in Familes 20,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 8,091
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 12,135
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 6,807
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,597 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,538 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 618 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $544,432
Average Home Value $553,858


Median Household Income $89,666
Average Household Income $119,465
Per Capita Income $53,045
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.98%
Households 0.65% 0.91%
Families 0.63% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Arlington, MA 02474 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02474 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 # 73 86th
Population Density1 # 55 90th
Diversity Index2 # 153 70th
Median Household Income # 143 72nd
Per Capita Income # 83 84th

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