Canton, MA 02021 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02021: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Canton, MA 02021

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Norfolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.164, Longitude -71.132
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,137
  • PO Box Addresses: 161
  • Residential Addresses: 9,188
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,878
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,310

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Canton, MA 02021 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,166
Daytime Population: Workers 23,677
Daytime Population: Residents 10,971
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,648
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.50
Population in Households 22,843
Population in Familes 19,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 323
Population Density2 1,205
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $101,756
Average Household Income $132,394
Per Capita Income $51,066


Total Housing Units 9,154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,367 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,518 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $503,573
Average Home Value $578,573


Total Households 8,885
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 6,036
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 1.0% 0.87%
Households 0.81% 0.78%
Families 0.76% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Canton, MA 02021 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02021 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 # 106 80th
Population Density # 206 61st
Diversity Index # 149 72nd
Median Household Income # 107 80th
Per Capita Income # 115 78th

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