Buzzards Bay, MA 02542 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02542: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Buzzards Bay, MA 02542

Acceptable Alternative
Otis ANGB, MA 02542

Not Acceptable, USPS
Otis Afb, MA 02542
Otis Air National Guard, MA 02542
Otis ANG, MA 02542

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 48
  • Single Family Addresses: 243
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Barnstable County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.659, Longitude -70.567
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Buzzards Bay, MA 02542 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,155
Population in Households 694
Population in Familes 654
Population in Group Qrtrs 461
Population Density1 127
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4 ( 0.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 (49.9%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $42,424
Average Household Income $55,494
Per Capita Income $15,359
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.17%
Households 0.21% 0.26%
Families 0.17% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.

Buzzards Bay, MA 02542 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02542 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 # 455 12th
Population Density1 # 442 14th
Diversity Index2 # 106 80th
Median Household Income # 475 8th
Per Capita Income # 507 2nd

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