Needham Heights, MA 02494 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02494: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Needham Heights, MA 02494

Acceptable Alternative
Needham, MA 02494
Needham Hgts, MA 02494

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 882
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,063
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 949
  • County: Norfolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.305, Longitude -71.232
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Needham Heights, MA 02494 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,446
Population in Households 9,285
Population in Familes 7,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density1 2,750
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 3,514
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 2,500
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,598 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 916 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $633,785
Average Home Value $669,024


Median Household Income $114,624
Average Household Income $171,367
Per Capita Income $64,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.84%
Households 0.71% 0.75%
Families 0.68% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Needham Heights, MA 02494 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02494 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 # 256 50th
Population Density1 # 124 76th
Diversity Index2 # 189 63rd
Median Household Income # 48 91st
Per Capita Income # 42 92nd

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