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: 345
  • PO Box Addresses: 109
  • Residential Addresses: 2,774
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 381
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,393

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

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Newton Highlands, MA 02461 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,726
Daytime Population: Workers 4,041
Daytime Population: Residents 3,690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,731
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 7,364
Population in Familes 6,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 362
Population Density2 5,102
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $127,703
Average Household Income $182,170
Per Capita Income $70,055


Total Housing Units 3,044 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,992 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 938 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $815,089
Average Home Value $830,924


Total Households 2,930
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 2,010
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 0.62% 0.72%
Households 0.46% 0.66%
Families 0.4% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

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

The table below compares 02461 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 # 293 44th
Population Density # 87 83rd
Diversity Index # 107 80th
Median Household Income # 40 93rd
Per Capita Income # 32 94th

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