South Boston, MA 02127 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02127: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
South Boston, MA 02127

Acceptable Alternative
Boston, MA 02127

Not Acceptable, USPS
S Boston, MA 02127

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.339, Longitude -71.025
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 978
  • PO Box Addresses: 204
  • Residential Addresses: 16,275
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 8,700
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,575

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

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South Boston, MA 02127 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 36,213
Population in Households 35,726
Population in Familes 19,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 487
Population Density2 14,139
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $81,736
Average Household Income $117,647
Per Capita Income $56,335


Total Housing Units 18,491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,782 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,473 (56.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,236 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $473,220
Average Home Value $522,777


Total Households 17,255
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 6,692
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 1.56% 1.79%
Households 1.52% 1.82%
Families 1.32% 1.63%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

South Boston, MA 02127 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02127 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 # 36 93rd
Population Density # 29 95th
Diversity Index # 119 77th
Median Household Income # 256 51st
Per Capita Income # 89 83rd

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