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ZIP Code 02121

Primary City:Dorchester, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Franklin Field North|Roxbury
County: Suffolk County
Timezone: Eastern (1:16pm)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.31, -71.08
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02121

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02121. 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 02121. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02121, 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:
Dorchester, MA
Acceptable:
Boston, Grove Hall

Stats and Demographics for the 02121 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02121 is located in central 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 02121 are primarily black or African American. 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 parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02121 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 25,978
Population Density 14,884 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,589
Median Home Value $311,700
Land Area 1.75 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,661
Median Household Income $28,238

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 27Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0541,0591,0791,2311,0357446655866967416645365042822191529879
Female1,0911,0771,0561,2401,2411,0499689311,001998995762668494335251203194
Total2,1452,1362,1352,4712,2761,7931,6331,5171,6971,7391,6591,2981,172776554403301273

Gender

 Male 11,424 44%
 Female 14,554 56%
Gender

Race

 White 1,971 7.6%
 Black Or African American 18,324 70.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 193 0.7%
 Asian 207 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.0%
 Other Race 3,898 15.0%
 Two Or More Races 1,375 5.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2518130749545129622697
Renter5131,4991,6651,6901,21663427195
Total5381,6801,9722,1851,667930497192

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,761 18%
 Single Guardian 4,635 48%
 Singles 2,790 29%
 Singles With Roommate 475 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,418 56%
 Households with Kids 4,243 44%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male189221212218212202217200228210215214207233240244240257250226
Female210232204247198206237234202215211206203221228231268246267252
Total399453416465410408454434430425426420410454468475508503517478

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02121 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02121 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02121 real estate data, the median home value of $311,700 is 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 02121. Rentals in 02121 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02121 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 25,918 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 3 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 57 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,682 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 396 4%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,583 72%
 Households Vacant 928 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 555 60%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 2%
 For Sale Only 47 5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 16 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 15 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 275 30%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 256 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,399 19%
 2 Bedroom 3,067 41%
 3+ Bedroom 2,789 37%
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 $28,238 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02121 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 02121 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. In 02121 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,621 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,343 26%
 No Earnings 8,602 42%
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 6,621 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,343 26%
 No Earnings 8,602 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,092 52%
 Public transportation 4,242 43%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 361 4%
 Worked at Home 190 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,673 25%
 High School Graduate 3,965 59%
 Associate's degree 267 4%
 Bachelor's degree 612 9%
 Master's degree 105 2%
 Professional school degree 61 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,311 84%
 Enrolled in Private School 285 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 707 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02121

ZIP Code 02121 is in the Bridge Boston Charter School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02121.

Bridge Boston Charter School
2 McLellan St
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bridge Boston Charter School District
John P Holland
85 Olney St
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Sarah Greenwood
189 Glenway St
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
William Monroe Trotter
135 Humboldt Ave
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Lilla G. Frederick Middle School
270 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Boston School District
King K-8
77 Lawrence Ave
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Boston Latin Academy
205 Townsend St
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Boston School District
Jeremiah E Burke High School
60 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Boston School District
Yawkey Konbit Kreyol Center
185 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center
515 Blue Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02121
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Private

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