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ZIP Code 02118

Primary City:Boston, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: South End
County: Suffolk County
Timezone: Eastern (6:54pm)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.34, -71.07
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02118

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02118. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 02118. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02118, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Boston, MA
Acceptable:
Roxbury

Stats and Demographics for the 02118 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02118 is located in northeast Massachusetts and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 02118 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02118 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 26,498
Population Density 24,075 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,967
Median Home Value $561,100
Land Area 1.10 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,314
Median Household Income $54,152

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6444484346331,6601,6891,6361,2881,1941,22697270056044331219212364
Female6864964484921,3341,7701,4451,016838746601586540403312236159172
Total1,3309448821,1252,9943,4593,0812,3042,0321,9721,5731,2861,100846624428282236

Gender

 Male 14,218 54%
 Female 12,280 46%
Gender

Race

 White 14,256 53.8%
 Black Or African American 5,620 21.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 89 0.3%
 Asian 3,620 13.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.0%
 Other Race 1,999 7.5%
 Two Or More Races 904 3.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner739081,1129145722819313
Renter8832,5201,3911,249979785406135
Total9563,4282,5032,1631,5511,066499148

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,580 21%
 Single Guardian 1,780 14%
 Singles 5,660 46%
 Singles With Roommate 2,294 19%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 10,204 83%
 Households with Kids 2,110 17%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male12513111895969391818782120747484868289115261367
Female1441421121041109111483988385971008365898987162228
Total269273230199206184205164185165205171174167151171178202423595

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02118 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02118 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02118 real estate data, the median home value of $561,100 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 02118. Rentals in 02118 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02118 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,583 89.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,533 5.8%
 Juvenile Facilities 1 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 97 0.4%
 Other Institutional 78 0.3%
 College Student Housing 357 1.3%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 849 3.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,430 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 536 4%
 Renter Occupied Households 8,348 64%
 Households Vacant 653 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 310 47%
 Rented & Unoccupied 19 3%
 For Sale Only 77 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 105 16%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 120 18%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 1,416 17%
 1 Bedroom 2,798 33%
 2 Bedroom 3,100 36%
 3+ Bedroom 1,230 14%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $54,152 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 02118 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

ZIP 02118 is unusual in that "Public transportation" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. ZIP code 02118 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 02118 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 02118 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,459 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,906 32%
 No Earnings 7,026 29%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,459 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,906 32%
 No Earnings 7,026 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,440 30.9%
 Public transportation 4,939 34.4%
 Taxicab 16 0.1%
 Motorcycle 8 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 4,501 31.3%
 Worked at Home 454 3.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,782 16%
 High School Graduate 2,526 23%
 Associate's degree 239 2%
 Bachelor's degree 3,224 30%
 Master's degree 1,471 13%
 Professional school degree 1,067 10%
 Doctorate degree 619 6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,163 68.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 621 19.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 360 11.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02118

ZIP Code 02118 is in the Boston School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02118.

Carter Developmental Center
396 Northampton St
Boston, MA 02118
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Boston School District
Blackstone
380 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Joseph J Hurley
70 Worcester St
Boston, MA 02118
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Cathedral Grammar School
595 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Cathedral High School
74 Union Park St
Boston, MA 02118
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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