East Wareham, MA 02538 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02538: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
East Wareham, MA 02538

Acceptable Alternative
E Wareham, MA 02538

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 220
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,611
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 132
  • County: Plymouth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.781, Longitude -70.65
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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East Wareham, MA 02538 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,584
Population in Households 4,569
Population in Familes 3,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 741
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,857
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,477 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 380 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 564 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $244,609
Average Home Value $249,391


Median Household Income $59,153
Average Household Income $73,720
Per Capita Income $29,932
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.34% 1.09%
Households 1.34% 1.08%
Families 1.24% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

East Wareham, MA 02538 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02538 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 # 350 32nd
Population Density1 # 259 50th
Diversity Index2 # 174 66th
Median Household Income # 378 27th
Per Capita Income # 414 20th

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