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ZIP Code 02120

Primary City:Roxbury Crossing, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Mission Hill Projects|Jamaica Plain
County: Suffolk County
Timezone: Eastern (7:14am)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.33, -71.10
ZIP (~1700 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02120

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02120. 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 02120. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02120, 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:
Roxbury Crossing, MA
Acceptable:
Boston, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Roxbury Xing

Stats and Demographics for the 02120 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02120 is located in north 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 02120 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02120 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 15,181
Population Density 24,456 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,335
Median Home Value $272,900
Land Area 0.62 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,057
Median Household Income $35,077

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 23Male Median Age: 23Female Median Age: 23

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2932503021,0012,90967433524524427522421117512794463933
Female3102572971,1032,475568356315343302315255238175137959172
Total6035075992,1045,3841,242691560587577539466413302231141130105

Gender

 Male 7,477 49%
 Female 7,704 51%
Gender

Race

 White 7,634 50.3%
 Black Or African American 3,639 24.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 99 0.7%
 Asian 1,685 11.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 1,457 9.6%
 Two Or More Races 662 4.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner776102130105833110
Renter1,53782559862249027413433
Total1,54490170075259535716543

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 665 13%
 Single Guardian 1,337 26%
 Singles 1,374 27%
 Singles With Roommate 1,681 33%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,866 76%
 Households with Kids 1,191 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male5172585157574548435756567261717583218554676
Female7065656046446055526564555162537296247635766
Total121137123111103101105103951221201111231231241471794651,1891,442

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02120 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 02120 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02120 real estate data, the median home value of $272,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02120 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02120 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02120 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,214 87.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 13 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 162 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,685 11.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 107 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 436 8%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 108 2%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,513 85%
 Households Vacant 278 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 138 50%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 3%
 For Sale Only 14 5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 93 33%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 210 5%
 1 Bedroom 859 21%
 2 Bedroom 1,358 33%
 3+ Bedroom 1,652 41%
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 $35,077 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02120 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

ZIP 02120 is unusual in that "Public transportation" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. ZIP code 02120 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 02120 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 02120 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 02120 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,366 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,384 44%
 No Earnings 3,492 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 3,366 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,384 44%
 No Earnings 3,492 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,674 24.5%
 Public transportation 2,949 43.1%
 Taxicab 32 0.5%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 2,080 30.4%
 Worked at Home 105 1.5%
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 360 14%
 High School Graduate 955 38%
 Associate's degree 118 5%
 Bachelor's degree 591 24%
 Master's degree 191 8%
 Professional school degree 117 5%
 Doctorate degree 166 7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,469 81.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 65 3.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 277 15.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02120

ZIP Code 02120 is in the Roxbury Preparatory Charter School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02120.

Roxbury Preparatory Charter School
120 Fisher Ave
Roxbury, MA 02120
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Roxbury Preparatory Charter School District
Maurice J Tobin
40 Smith St
Roxbury, MA 02120
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
O'Bryant School Math/Science
55 Malcolm X Blvd
Roxbury, MA 02120
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Boston School District
Madison Park High School
75 Malcolm X Blvd
Roxbury, MA 02120
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Boston School District
Our Lady of Perpetual Help/Mission Grammar School
94 Saint Alphonsus St
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Manville School
53 Parker Hill Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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