Dorchester, MA 02125 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02125: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dorchester, MA 02125

Acceptable Alternative
Boston, MA 02125
Uphams Corner, MA 02125

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.314, Longitude -71.063
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 601
  • PO Box Addresses: 357
  • Residential Addresses: 12,519
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 7,670
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,849

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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  3. Massachusetts Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Dorchester, MA 02125 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dorchester, MA 02125 Housing Affordability Index is 64
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dorchester, MA 02125 Wealth Index is 59
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 37,581
Population in Households 36,417
Population in Families 26,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,164
Population Density 13,040
Diversity Index1 87
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,148
Average Household Income $79,477
Per Capita Income $28,443
Wealth Index3 59

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,350 (30.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,041 (62.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,051 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $444,876
Housing Affordability Index2 64
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 13,391
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 7,732
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.02% 1.42%
Households 0.92% 1.44%
Families 0.92% 1.34%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Dorchester, MA 02125 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02125 to the other 523 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 34 94th
Population Density # 33 94th
Diversity Index # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 440 16th
Per Capita Income # 459 12th

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