Buzzards Bay, MA 02542 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02542: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Buzzards Bay, MA 02542

Acceptable Alternative
Otis ANGB, MA 02542

Not Acceptable, USPS
Otis Afb, MA 02542
Otis Air National Guard, MA 02542
Otis ANG, MA 02542

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Barnstable County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.659, Longitude -70.567
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 51
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 243
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 243

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

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Buzzards Bay, MA 02542 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,256
Daytime Population: Workers 1,936
Daytime Population: Residents 476
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,412
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.92
Population in Households 798
Population in Familes 732
Population in Group Qrtrs 458
Population Density2 58
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $43,403
Average Household Income $61,257
Per Capita Income $17,135


Total Housing Units 498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 ( 6.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 (47.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (46.0%)
Median Home Value $491,667
Average Home Value $494,355


Total Households 269
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 220
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 0.18% 0.19%
Households 0.31% 0.3%
Families 0.25% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Buzzards Bay, MA 02542 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02542 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 # 452 13th
Population Density # 475 9th
Diversity Index # 112 79th
Median Household Income # 482 8th
Per Capita Income # 509 2nd

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