Newton Highlands, MA 02461 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02461: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Newton Highlands, MA 02461

Acceptable Alternative
Newton, MA 02461
Newton Hlds, MA 02461

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.315, Longitude -71.208
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 350
  • PO Box Addresses: 107
  • Residential Addresses: 2,783
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 382
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,401

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 02461 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 02461 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. Massachusetts Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Newton Highlands, MA 02461 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 7,272
Population in Households 7,037
Population in Familes 5,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 235
Population Density2 5,250
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $158,618
Average Household Income $216,698
Per Capita Income $80,941


Total Housing Units 2,781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,885 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 829 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $918,881
Average Home Value $979,682


Total Households 2,714
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,875
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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.43% 0.45%
Households 0.27% 0.39%
Families 0.25% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Newton Highlands, MA 02461 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02461 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 # 296 44th
Population Density # 85 84th
Diversity Index # 114 78th
Median Household Income # 28 95th
Per Capita Income # 26 95th

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