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ZIP Code 02122

Primary City:Dorchester, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Port Norfolk|Dorchester
County: Suffolk County
Timezone: Eastern (5:15am)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.29, -71.05
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02122

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02122. 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 02122. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02122, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 02122 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02122 is located in east 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 02122 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 parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02122 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 23,479
Population Density 11,554 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,887
Median Home Value $320,900
Land Area 2.03 sq mi
Water Area 0.63 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,066
Median Household Income $50,192

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male796757794852922987946956949812767663480361220139117110
Female807753696838944989972978816783783628516405262212227242
Total1,6031,5101,4901,6901,8661,9761,9181,9341,7651,5951,5501,291996766482351344352

Gender

 Male 11,628 50%
 Female 11,851 50%
Gender

Race

 White 8,766 37.3%
 Black Or African American 6,721 28.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 81 0.3%
 Asian 4,058 17.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.1%
 Other Race 2,611 11.1%
 Two Or More Races 1,229 5.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner30441732812617370236106
Renter3061,1361,14488861138118571
Total3361,5771,8761,7001,228751421177

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,551 32%
 Single Guardian 2,552 32%
 Singles 2,129 26%
 Singles With Roommate 834 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,018 62%
 Households with Kids 3,048 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male139180146165166152125163151155149157153180178174182159159191
Female161173139154154142149152156151146128133138171186165146170174
Total300353285319320294274315307306295285286318349360347305329365

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02122 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02122 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02122 real estate data, the median home value of $320,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02122 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02122 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 02122 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 22,535 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 241 1%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 703 3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,715 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 629 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,722 53%
 Households Vacant 821 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 468 57%
 Rented & Unoccupied 24 3%
 For Sale Only 71 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 22 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 214 26%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 152 3%
 1 Bedroom 583 11%
 2 Bedroom 2,110 41%
 3+ Bedroom 2,282 45%
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 $50,192 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02122 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 02122 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 02122 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. However, that is not the case in 02122. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 7,602 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,371 27%
 No Earnings 6,722 34%
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 7,602 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,371 27%
 No Earnings 6,722 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,748 59.6%
 Public transportation 3,640 32.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 21 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 814 7.2%
 Worked at Home 103 0.9%
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. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,725 22.7%
 High School Graduate 3,964 52.2%
 Associate's degree 320 4.2%
 Bachelor's degree 1,191 15.7%
 Master's degree 289 3.8%
 Professional school degree 47 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 58 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,468 75.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 761 16.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 390 8.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02122

ZIP Code 02122 is in the Boston School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02122.

Harbor School
11 Charles St
Boston, MA 02122
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Boston School District
Neighborhood House Charter School
21 Queen St
Dorchester, MA 02122
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Neighborhood House Charter School District
Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public School
23 Leonard St
Boston, MA 02122
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public District
Mather
1 Parish St
Dorchester, MA 02122
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Dr. William Henderson
1669 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Richard J Murphy
1 Worrell St
Dorchester, MA 02122
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Thomas J Kenny
19 Oakton Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Community Academy of Science and Health
11 Charles St
Dorchester, MA 02122
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Boston School District
Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Neponset Campus
239 Neponset Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Compass
290 Bowdoin St 294
Dorchester, MA 02122
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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