Boston, MA 02118 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02118: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Boston, MA 02118

Acceptable Alternative
Roxbury, MA 02118

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.337, Longitude -71.064
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,182
  • PO Box Addresses: 277
  • Residential Addresses: 12,684
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 11,012
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,672

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

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Boston, MA 02118 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 31,612
Population in Households 29,031
Population in Familes 16,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,581
Population Density2 27,990
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $68,093
Average Household Income $114,705
Per Capita Income $54,070


Total Housing Units 15,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,375 (29.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,112 (67.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 579 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $788,994
Average Home Value $905,960


Total Households 14,487
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 5,409
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 1.43% 2.02%
Households 1.19% 1.79%
Families 1.57% 2.36%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Boston, MA 02118 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02118 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 # 49 91st
Population Density # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 20 96th
Median Household Income # 358 31st
Per Capita Income # 105 80th

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