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ZIP Code 02138

Primary City:Cambridge, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Huron Village
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (5:15pm)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.38, -71.13
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02138

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02138. 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 02138. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02138, 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:
Cambridge, MA

Stats and Demographics for the 02138 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02138 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 02138 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02138 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 36,314
Population Density 13,251 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,949
Median Home Value $669,500
Land Area 2.74 sq mi
Water Area 0.32 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,959
Median Household Income $75,446

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 29

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6234533951,5563,4522,7371,8151,075729616644654659569366290221220
Female6674293911,8213,9202,9641,7301,032779717776847880705459371313439
Total1,2908827863,3777,3725,7013,5452,1071,5081,3331,4201,5011,5391,274825661534659

Gender

 Male 17,074 47%
 Female 19,240 53%
Gender

Race

 White 26,530 73.1%
 Black Or African American 2,363 6.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 73 0.2%
 Asian 5,401 14.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 460 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 1,480 4.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner354066619371,3141,058579220
Renter9924,0551,316798684402277225
Total1,0274,4611,9771,7351,9981,460856445

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,260 31%
 Single Guardian 985 7%
 Singles 6,374 46%
 Singles With Roommate 2,340 17%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 11,820 85%
 Households with Kids 2,139 15%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1281239710797113106637410969588376788296469831898
Female138120123123115727485836976927183776185606992965
Total2662432202302121851801481571781451501541591551431811,0751,8231,863

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02138 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02138 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02138 real estate data, the median home value of $669,500 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 02138. Rentals in 02138 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02138 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 26,118 71.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 6 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 204 0.6%
 Other Institutional 4 0.0%
 College Student Housing 9,588 26.4%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 394 1.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,331 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,879 13%
 Renter Occupied Households 8,749 59%
 Households Vacant 990 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 349 35%
 Rented & Unoccupied 47 5%
 For Sale Only 71 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 48 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 269 27%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 206 21%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 948 11%
 1 Bedroom 3,767 44%
 2 Bedroom 2,605 31%
 3+ Bedroom 1,165 14%
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 $75,446 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 02138 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

ZIP 02138 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. ZIP code 02138 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 02138 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 02138 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 02138 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,946 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 13,970 43%
 No Earnings 7,297 23%
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 10,946 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 13,970 43%
 No Earnings 7,297 23%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,253 34.1%
 Public transportation 3,809 20.8%
 Taxicab 19 0.1%
 Motorcycle 30 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6,365 34.7%
 Worked at Home 1,876 10.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 02138 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 191 2%
 High School Graduate 1,033 10%
 Associate's degree 87 1%
 Bachelor's degree 3,570 33%
 Master's degree 2,785 26%
 Professional school degree 1,062 10%
 Doctorate degree 1,951 18%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,704 58.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,070 36.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 140 4.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02138

ZIP Code 02138 is in the Cambridge School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02138.

Maria L. Baldwin
28 Sacramento St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Haggerty
110 Cushing St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
John M Tobin
197 Vassal Ln
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Vassal Lane Upper School
197 Vassal Ln
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Cambridge Rindge and Latin
459 Broadway Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Cambridge School District
Fayerweather Street School
765 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
80 Gerrys Landing Rd
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Shady Hill School
178 Coolidge Hill
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Cambridge Montessori School
161 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Peter Elementary School
96 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Boston Archdiocesan Choir School
29 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Private

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