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ZIP Code 02144

Primary City:Somerville, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Tufts
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (3:19am)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.40, -71.12
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02144

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02144. 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 02144. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02144, 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
Acceptable:
W Somerville, West Somerville

Stats and Demographics for the 02144 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02144 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 02144 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 02144 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 23,891
Population Density 22,082 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,389
Median Home Value $526,400
Land Area 1.08 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 10,827
Median Household Income $78,380

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 30

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4753342322461,5702,2671,715962648524507411413258210158112120
Female4902771872511,9972,9491,605904601528527473517345299257226296
Total9656114194973,5675,2163,3201,8661,2491,0521,034884930603509415338416

Gender

 Male 11,162 47%
 Female 12,729 53%
Gender

Race

 White 20,013 83.8%
 Black Or African American 1,218 5.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 37 0.2%
 Asian 1,553 6.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 412 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 652 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner18560719573662449344157
Renter1,0133,3751,066655487323230196
Total1,0313,9351,7851,2281,149772574353

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,903 27%
 Single Guardian 1,007 9%
 Singles 3,381 31%
 Singles With Roommate 3,536 33%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,348 86%
 Households with Kids 1,479 14%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male132837369697372556552454346463555434766168
Female991007987616943554948312939405445474263199
Total23118315215613014211511011410076728586891009089129367

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02144 has a small 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 02144 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02144 real estate data, the median home value of $526,400 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 02144. Rentals in 02144 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02144 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,711 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 127 0.5%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 53 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,494 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 988 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,345 64%
 Households Vacant 562 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 279 50%
 Rented & Unoccupied 26 5%
 For Sale Only 54 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 31 6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 161 29%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 135 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,857 28%
 2 Bedroom 3,028 45%
 3+ Bedroom 1,725 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 $78,380 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 02144 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

ZIP 02144 is unusual in that "Public transportation" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. ZIP code 02144 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 02144 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. 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 02144. 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 10,634 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,610 31%
 No Earnings 4,234 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 10,634 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,610 31%
 No Earnings 4,234 20%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,273 41.7%
 Public transportation 6,287 41.8%
 Taxicab 29 0.2%
 Motorcycle 33 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,922 12.8%
 Worked at Home 513 3.4%
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 519 6%
 High School Graduate 2,005 25%
 Associate's degree 267 3%
 Bachelor's degree 2,625 33%
 Master's degree 1,599 20%
 Professional school degree 383 5%
 Doctorate degree 666 8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,310 72.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 336 18.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 153 8.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02144

ZIP Code 02144 is in the Somerville School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02144.

West Somerville Neighborhood
177 Powderhouse Blvd
Somerville, MA 02144
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Somerville School District
Benjamin G Brown
201 Willow Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Somerville School District
John F Kennedy
5 Cherry St
Somerville, MA 02144
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Somerville School District
Tufts Educational Daycare Center
165 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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