Boston, MA 02116 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02116: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Boston, MA 02116

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.347, Longitude -71.075
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,123
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 12,072
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 11,004
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,068

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

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Boston, MA 02116 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 23,820
Population in Households 21,216
Population in Familes 9,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,604
Population Density2 30,011
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $100,756
Average Household Income $164,804
Per Capita Income $90,376


Total Housing Units 14,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,732 (32.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,097 (56.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,600 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $992,208
Average Home Value $1,225,243


Total Households 12,829
Average Household Size 1.65
Family Households 3,733
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 1.66% 1.18%
Households 1.62% 1.17%
Families 1.51% 1.18%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Boston, MA 02116 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02116 to the other 521 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 101 81st
Population Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 104 80th
Median Household Income # 135 74th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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