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, 2017)


Total Population 4,645
Daytime Population: Workers 1,304
Daytime Population: Residents 2,327
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,631
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 4,618
Population in Familes 3,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 724
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $59,617
Average Household Income $74,048
Per Capita Income $30,109


Total Housing Units 2,450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,490 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 391 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 569 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $259,863
Average Home Value $263,238


Total Households 1,881
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,178
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 1.18% 0.95%
Households 1.08% 0.88%
Families 1.0% 0.82%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

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

The table below compares 02538 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 # 349 33rd
Population Density # 273 48th
Diversity Index # 175 66th
Median Household Income # 391 25th
Per Capita Income # 425 19th

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