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ZIP Code 02126

Primary City:Mattapan, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Southern Mattapan|Mattapan
County: Suffolk County
Timezone: Eastern (4:17pm)
Coordinates:42.28, -71.09
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02126

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02126. 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 02126. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02126, 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:
Mattapan, MA
Acceptable:
Boston
Unacceptable:
Hyde Park

Stats and Demographics for the 02126 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02126 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 02126 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged 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 02126 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 25,562
Population Density 12,277 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,151
Median Home Value $282,700
Land Area 2.08 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,368
Median Household Income $45,238

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male7808529201,052950775651712759789748705627504305197120101
Female7977628811,0329389618819469861,049990952922638471334263212
Total1,5771,6141,8012,0841,8881,7361,5321,6581,7451,8381,7381,6571,5491,142776531383313

Gender

 Male 11,547 45%
 Female 14,015 55%
Gender

Race

 White 1,490 5.8%
 Black Or African American 21,444 83.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 144 0.6%
 Asian 223 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.0%
 Other Race 1,327 5.2%
 Two Or More Races 924 3.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner352325738531,07978833297
Renter2289991,2221,24788648423974
Total2631,2311,7952,1001,9651,272571171

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,612 28%
 Single Guardian 3,883 41%
 Singles 2,425 26%
 Singles With Roommate 448 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,763 62%
 Households with Kids 3,605 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male173160168138179174159166174174177179182208197232209200214187
Female175174147174139134166133190169169173190180219209210182212189
Total348334315312318308325299364343346352372388416441419382426376

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02126 has a small 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 02126 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02126 real estate data, the median home value of $282,700 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02126 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02126 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 02126 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 25,403 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 77 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 82 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,350 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 639 6%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,379 53%
 Households Vacant 783 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 469 60%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 3%
 For Sale Only 75 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 180 23%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 131 2%
 1 Bedroom 957 17%
 2 Bedroom 2,333 42%
 3+ Bedroom 2,169 39%
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 $45,238 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02126 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 02126 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 02126 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,738 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,045 31%
 No Earnings 7,701 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 7,738 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,045 31%
 No Earnings 7,701 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,101 58.2%
 Public transportation 4,316 35.4%
 Taxicab 56 0.5%
 Motorcycle 18 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 438 3.6%
 Worked at Home 274 2.2%
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 1,743 23%
 High School Graduate 4,776 62%
 Associate's degree 293 4%
 Bachelor's degree 612 8%
 Master's degree 103 1%
 Professional school degree 71 1%
 Doctorate degree 75 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,802 83.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 633 11.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 291 5.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02126

ZIP Code 02126 is in the Boston School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02126.

Charles H Taylor
1060 Morton St
Mattapan, MA 02126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
James J Chittick
154 Ruskindale Rd
Mattapan, MA 02126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Mattahunt
100 Hebron St
Mattapan, MA 02126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Young Achievers
20 Outlook Rd
Mattapan, MA 02126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Dr. Catherine Ellison-Rosa Parks Early Ed School
108 Babson St
Mattapan, MA 02126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Mildred Avenue K-8
5 Mildred Ave
Mattapan, MA 02126
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Mattapan Campus
120 Babson St
Mattapan, MA 02126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Berea Sda Academy
800 Morton St
Mattapan, MA 02126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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