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ZIP Code 02131

Primary City:Roslindale, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Metropolitan Hill|Roslindale
County: Suffolk County
Timezone: Eastern (3:11am)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.28, -71.12
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02131

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02131. 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 02131. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02131, 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:
Roslindale, MA
Acceptable:
Boston

Stats and Demographics for the 02131 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02131 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 02131 are primarily white. 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 02131 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 29,826
Population Density 11,505 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,286
Median Home Value $355,900
Land Area 2.59 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,482
Median Household Income $66,735

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0428449479719121,0711,0021,0071,0381,1051,025910651367326259191194
Female9268398389289551,1211,3121,1881,2421,3181,1871,090778525447392378500
Total1,9681,6831,7851,8991,8672,1922,3142,1952,2802,4232,2122,0001,429892773651569694

Gender

 Male 13,862 46%
 Female 15,964 54%
Gender

Race

 White 17,125 57.4%
 Black Or African American 7,042 23.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 172 0.6%
 Asian 807 2.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.0%
 Other Race 3,333 11.2%
 Two Or More Races 1,337 4.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner195801,2021,5311,311606460199
Renter2621,3321,2171,15876343731293
Total2811,9122,4192,6892,0741,043772292

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,133 36%
 Single Guardian 3,070 27%
 Singles 3,233 28%
 Singles With Roommate 1,046 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,644 67%
 Households with Kids 3,838 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male217212204186191153169157174192194213183165159193230206183193
Female169200177194180179158150172155173165177168165191221182169166
Total386412381380371332327307346347367378360333324384451388352359

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02131 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 02131 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02131 real estate data, the median home value of $355,900 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02131 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02131 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02131 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 29,209 97.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 193 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 20 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 312 1.0%
 Other Institutional 80 0.3%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 12 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,621 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,287 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,574 45%
 Households Vacant 804 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 378 47%
 Rented & Unoccupied 25 3%
 For Sale Only 100 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 21 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 250 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 387 7%
 1 Bedroom 1,271 23%
 2 Bedroom 2,424 44%
 3+ Bedroom 1,418 26%
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 $66,735 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02131 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 02131 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 02131 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 10,938 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,956 28%
 No Earnings 7,234 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 10,938 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,956 28%
 No Earnings 7,234 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10,141 65.3%
 Public transportation 4,212 27.1%
 Taxicab 22 0.1%
 Motorcycle 12 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 599 3.9%
 Worked at Home 545 3.5%
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 1,487 14%
 High School Graduate 4,573 44%
 Associate's degree 637 6%
 Bachelor's degree 2,248 22%
 Master's degree 1,001 10%
 Professional school degree 270 3%
 Doctorate degree 235 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,650 74.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 862 17.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 420 8.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02131

ZIP Code 02131 is in the Edward Brooke Charter School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02131.

Edward Brooke Charter School
190 Cummins Hwy
Roslindale, MA 02131
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Edward Brooke Charter School District
Charles Sumner
15 Basile St
Roslindale, MA 02131
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Dennis C Haley
570 American Legion Hwy
Roslindale, MA 02131
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
George H Conley
450 Poplar St
Roslindale, MA 02131
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
John D Philbrick
40 Philbrick St
Roslindale, MA 02131
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Mozart
236 Beech St
Roslindale, MA 02131
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Phineas Bates
426 Beech St
Roslindale, MA 02131
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Washington Irving Middle School
105 Cummins Hwy
Roslindale, MA 02131
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Sacred Heart School
1035 Canterbury St
Roslindale, MA 02131
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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