East Wareham, MA 02538 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02538: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
East Wareham, MA 02538

Acceptable Alternative
E Wareham, MA 02538

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Plymouth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.781, Longitude -70.65
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 188
  • PO Box Addresses: 513
  • Residential Addresses: 1,745
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 132
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,613

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

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  1. 02538 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 02538 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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East Wareham, MA 02538 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

East Wareham, MA 02538 Housing Affordability Index is 117
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

East Wareham, MA 02538 Wealth Index is 75
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 4,633
Population in Households 4,607
Population in Familes 3,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density 709
Diversity Index1 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,434
Average Household Income $73,745
Per Capita Income $29,806
Wealth Index3 75

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,503 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 369 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $262,139
Housing Affordability Index2 117
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,872
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,178
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 1.23% 0.92%
Households 1.18% 0.87%
Families 1.13% 0.83%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

East Wareham, MA 02538 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02538 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 # 351 33rd
Population Density # 272 48th
Diversity Index # 177 66th
Median Household Income # 424 19th
Per Capita Income # 442 16th

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