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ZIP Code 02142

Primary City:Cambridge, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: MIT
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (1:45am)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.36, -71.08
ZIP (~1300 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02142

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02142. 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 02142. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02142, 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:
Kendall Square

Stats and Demographics for the 02142 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02142 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 02142 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 extremely small. 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 02142 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,141
Population Density 11,359 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,794
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Land Area 0.28 sq mi
Water Area 0.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,468
Median Household Income $100,114

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male791213732354103641477844554636282924149
Female8219164720037427310248433247464230171413
Total1613129120435784637249126878793827059412822

Gender

 Male 1,696 54%
 Female 1,445 46%
Gender

Race

 White 1,920 61.1%
 Black Or African American 190 6.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 0.2%
 Asian 863 27.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 44 1.4%
 Two Or More Races 117 3.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner111823334547287
Renter16461722610576332411
Total175635249138121805218

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 424 29%
 Single Guardian 105 7%
 Singles 648 44%
 Singles With Roommate 291 20%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,291 88%
 Households with Kids 177 12%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male24145134212334114434134945
Female259984370518412150132835
Total4923142185828412526584267780

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02142 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02142 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 02142 real estate data, the median home value of $1,000,001 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 02142. Rentals in 02142 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02142 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,604 83%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 537 17%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 124 7%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 88 5%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,256 70%
 Households Vacant 326 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 152 47%
 Rented & Unoccupied 19 6%
 For Sale Only 13 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 111 34%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 31 10%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 124 10%
 1 Bedroom 565 47%
 2 Bedroom 389 32%
 3+ Bedroom 131 11%
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 $100,114 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 02142 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

ZIP 02142 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. ZIP code 02142 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 02142 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 02142 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,110 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 921 36%
 No Earnings 558 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 1,110 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 921 36%
 No Earnings 558 22%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 383 29%
 Public transportation 311 24%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 547 41%
 Worked at Home 78 6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 02142 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 10 0.9%
 High School Graduate 52 4.6%
 Associate's degree 3 0.3%
 Bachelor's degree 320 28.5%
 Master's degree 404 36.0%
 Professional school degree 111 9.9%
 Doctorate degree 221 19.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 24 32%
 Enrolled in Private School 52 68%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02142

ZIP Code 02142 is in the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02142.

Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
21 Notre Dame Ave
Cambridge, MA 02142
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School District

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