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: 913
  • PO Box Addresses: 136
  • Residential Addresses: 11,137
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,409
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,728

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Somerville, MA 02143 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,133
Daytime Population: Workers 13,185
Daytime Population: Residents 8,629
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,814
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 25,877
Population in Familes 12,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 256
Population Density2 17,213
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $69,692
Average Household Income $92,509
Per Capita Income $42,476


Total Housing Units 12,418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,271 (26.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,671 (69.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $493,981
Average Home Value $529,341


Total Households 11,942
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 4,357
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 0.76% 0.84%
Households 0.62% 0.8%
Families 0.49% 0.73%
Median Household Income   4.3%
Per Capita Income   3.89%

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, 2017 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 # 82 84th
Median Household Income # 309 41st
Per Capita Income # 208 60th

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