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ZIP Code 02139

Primary City:Cambridge, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Cambridgeport
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (4:54pm)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.36, -71.10
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02139

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02139. 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 02139. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02139, 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
Unacceptable:
Cambridgeport, Inman Square

Stats and Demographics for the 02139 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02139 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 02139 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults 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 02139 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 36,349
Population Density 23,355 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,402
Median Home Value $488,800
Land Area 1.56 sq mi
Water Area 0.14 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,519
Median Household Income $71,745

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 30

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male7575424651,2543,1303,6072,2831,33688776873674867045226919311982
Female7795274411,1702,9663,3522,1111,209902744835769782516310248182208
Total1,5361,0699062,4246,0966,9594,3942,5451,7891,5121,5711,5171,452968579441301290

Gender

 Male 18,298 50%
 Female 18,051 50%
Gender

Race

 White 22,635 62.3%
 Black Or African American 5,218 14.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 86 0.2%
 Asian 5,758 15.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 22 0.1%
 Other Race 937 2.6%
 Two Or More Races 1,693 4.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner437991,0019091,02454925596
Renter1,1494,1011,5531,087972561298122
Total1,1924,9002,5541,9961,9961,110553218

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,759 26%
 Single Guardian 1,704 12%
 Singles 5,518 38%
 Singles With Roommate 3,538 24%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 12,066 83%
 Households with Kids 2,453 17%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1551411381221111211129999969198938710410698370576520
Female14114414913112611011394841016110197817788112378515526
Total2962852872532372312251931831971521991901681811942107481,0911,046

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02139 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02139 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02139 real estate data, the median home value of $488,800 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02139 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02139 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02139 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 30,190 83.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 35 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 72 0.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 5,724 15.7%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 328 0.9%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,542 23%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,134 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 9,843 64%
 Households Vacant 883 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 321 36%
 Rented & Unoccupied 34 4%
 For Sale Only 110 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 21 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 109 12%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 288 33%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 550 6%
 1 Bedroom 3,438 36%
 2 Bedroom 3,599 37%
 3+ Bedroom 2,046 21%
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 $71,745 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 02139 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

ZIP 02139 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. ZIP code 02139 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 02139 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. 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 02139 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 14,438 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,831 34%
 No Earnings 7,060 22%
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 14,438 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,831 34%
 No Earnings 7,060 22%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,016 28.6%
 Public transportation 5,975 28.4%
 Taxicab 92 0.4%
 Motorcycle 46 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 7,738 36.7%
 Worked at Home 1,192 5.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 843 7%
 High School Graduate 2,204 18%
 Associate's degree 246 2%
 Bachelor's degree 3,680 30%
 Master's degree 2,781 23%
 Professional school degree 725 6%
 Doctorate degree 1,866 15%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,125 71.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 666 22.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 178 6.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02139

ZIP Code 02139 is in the Prospect Hill Academy Charter District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02139.

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
50 Essex St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Prospect Hill Academy Charter District
Cambridgeport
89 Elm St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
King Open
850 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Martin Luther King Junior
359 Broadway Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Kennedy-Longfellow
158 Spring St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Morse
40 Granite St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Fletcher/Maynard Academy
225 Windsor St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Amigos School
15 Upton St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
James F Farr Academy
71 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Malik Academy/ Al Bustan Preschool
808 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Henry Buckner School
85 Bishop Richard Allen Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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