Dorchester, MA 02121 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02121: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dorchester, MA 02121

Acceptable Alternative
Boston, MA 02121
Grove Hall, MA 02121

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.306, Longitude -71.085
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 404
  • PO Box Addresses: 144
  • Residential Addresses: 9,240
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,890
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,350

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.



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Dorchester, MA 02121 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 27,613
Population in Households 27,541
Population in Familes 22,560
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 24,584
Diversity Index3 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,196
Average Household Income $49,613
Per Capita Income $18,253

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,288 (20.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,841 (70.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 981 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $416,082
Average Home Value $443,608
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,129
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 6,718
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.66%
Households 0.52% 0.52%
Families 0.52% 0.55%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   3.77%

Dorchester, MA 02121 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02121 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 # 74 86th
Population Density # 11 98th
Diversity Index # 41 92nd
Median Household Income # 506 3rd
Per Capita Income # 505 3rd

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