Somerville, MA 02143 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02143: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Somerville, MA 02143

Not Acceptable, USPS
E Somerville, MA 02143
East Somerville, MA 02143

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.382, Longitude -71.103
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 912
  • PO Box Addresses: 137
  • Residential Addresses: 11,152
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,416
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,736

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

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  1. 02143 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 02143 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Somerville, MA 02143 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,963
Population in Households 25,715
Population in Familes 12,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 248
Population Density2 17,271
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $76,256
Average Household Income $97,096
Per Capita Income $44,510


Total Housing Units 12,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,308 (26.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,541 (69.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 456 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $527,471
Average Home Value $567,019


Total Households 11,849
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 4,335
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.71% 0.69%
Households 0.57% 0.6%
Families 0.49% 0.58%
Median Household Income   4.3%
Per Capita Income   3.7%

Somerville, MA 02143 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02143 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 # 87 83rd
Population Density # 24 96th
Diversity Index # 83 84th
Median Household Income # 305 42nd
Per Capita Income # 204 61st

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