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ZIP Code 02143

Primary City:Somerville, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Prospect Hill
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (12:58pm)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.38, -71.10
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02143

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02143. 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 02143. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02143, 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:
Somerville, MA
Unacceptable:
E Somerville, East Somerville

Stats and Demographics for the 02143 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02143 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 02143 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 02143 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 24,514
Population Density 15,945 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,752
Median Home Value $434,700
Land Area 1.54 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,265
Median Household Income $68,440

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5323092413031,1802,6491,8551,202739731546481450272234169132112
Female5232762252791,4092,6341,718988714617559534486380288256234257
Total1,0555854665822,5895,2833,5732,1901,4531,3481,1051,015936652522425366369

Gender

 Male 12,137 50%
 Female 12,377 50%
Gender

Race

 White 18,889 77.1%
 Black Or African American 1,256 5.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 61 0.2%
 Asian 2,471 10.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 12 0.0%
 Other Race 1,024 4.2%
 Two Or More Races 801 3.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner31579713623639415274117
Renter7803,5391,299827593409284143
Total8114,1182,0121,4501,232824558260

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,126 28%
 Single Guardian 1,053 9%
 Singles 3,950 35%
 Singles With Roommate 3,136 28%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,671 86%
 Households with Kids 1,594 14%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male130102748367626159605254485037525548787077
Female109115829163675153424344573645456054596181
Total2392171561741301291121121029598105868297115102137131158

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02143 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 02143 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02143 real estate data, the median home value of $434,700 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02143 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02143 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02143 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 24,271 99.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 22 0.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 221 0.9%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,514 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 877 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,874 67%
 Households Vacant 487 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 228 47%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 4%
 For Sale Only 29 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 16 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 42 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 152 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 212 3%
 1 Bedroom 2,400 31%
 2 Bedroom 3,362 43%
 3+ Bedroom 1,770 23%
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 $68,440 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02143 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 02143 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 02143 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. However, that is not the case in 02143. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,727 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,775 29%
 No Earnings 4,742 20%
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 11,727 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,775 29%
 No Earnings 4,742 20%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,354 45.5%
 Public transportation 4,702 29.1%
 Taxicab 23 0.1%
 Motorcycle 7 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 3,535 21.9%
 Worked at Home 542 3.4%
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 1,119 12%
 High School Graduate 2,556 27%
 Associate's degree 407 4%
 Bachelor's degree 2,719 28%
 Master's degree 1,616 17%
 Professional school degree 375 4%
 Doctorate degree 794 8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,548 70.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 320 14.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 333 15.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02143

ZIP Code 02143 is in the Somerville School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02143.

E Somerville Community
42 Prescott St
Somerville, MA 02143
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Somerville School District
Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park
290 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Somerville School District
Next Wave Junior High School
8 Bonair St
Somerville, MA 02143
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Somerville School District
Somerville High School
81 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Somerville School District
St Catherine of Genoa School
192 Summer St
Somerville, MA 02143
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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