Watertown, MA 02472 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02472: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Watertown, MA 02472

Acceptable Alternative
E Watertown, MA 02472
East Watertown, MA 02472

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.371, Longitude -71.18
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,117
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 16,219
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,202
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,017

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 02472 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 02472 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Watertown, MA 02472 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Watertown, MA 02472 Housing Affordability Index is 86
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Watertown, MA 02472 Wealth Index is 129
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 36,034
Population in Households 35,792
Population in Familes 23,810
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density 8,929
Diversity Index1 45
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $100,722
Average Household Income $129,440
Per Capita Income $58,817
Wealth Index3 129

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,652 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,718 (50.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 975 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $576,594
Housing Affordability Index2 86
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,370
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 8,189
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.25% 1.05%
Households 1.1% 0.99%
Families 1.0% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Watertown, MA 02472 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02472 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 # 37 93rd
Population Density # 52 90th
Diversity Index # 141 73rd
Median Household Income # 157 70th
Per Capita Income # 89 83rd

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