02461 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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Newton, MA | Newton Highlands, MA

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

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  • 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: 351
  • PO Box Addresses: 90
  • Residential Addresses: 2,788
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 382
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,406

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Database updated: July 1, 2022, Maps updated: August 12, 2022.


Newton Highlands, MA 02461 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 6,179 (100%)
Population in Households 6,144 (99.4%)
Population in Families 5,042 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 4,820
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $175,746
Average Household Income $250,346
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $93,089
Wealth Index5 312


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,569 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 590 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $918,670
Average Home Value $1,003,954
Housing Affordability Index3 96


Total Households 2,159
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 1,484
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.09% 1.71%
Households -0.04% 1.60%
Families   1.41%
Median Household Income   0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
Owner Occupied HU   0.04%

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

The table below compares 02461 to the other 519 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 319 39th
Population Density # 91 83rd
Median Household Income # 28 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 221 43rd
Per Capita Income # 25 95th
Diversity Index # 125 76th

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