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ZIP Code 02215

Primary City:Boston, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: West Fens|Kenmore Square
County: Suffolk County
Timezone: Eastern (9:30am)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.34, -71.10
ZIP (~1600 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02215

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02215. 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 02215. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02215, 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:
Boston, MA
Unacceptable:
Boston University, Kenmore

Stats and Demographics for the 02215 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02215 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 02215 are primarily white. The number of young adults 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 02215 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 26,125
Population Density 34,190 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,324
Median Home Value $366,700
Land Area 0.76 sq mi
Water Area 0.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,788
Median Household Income $35,659

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 22Male Median Age: 22Female Median Age: 21

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male12227332,4844,4591,5209013952271971881611489883725841
Female10447334,2976,2531,7537993472021401351451391201231148080
Total22674666,78110,7123,2731,700742429337323306287218206186138121

Gender

 Male 11,214 43%
 Female 14,911 57%
Gender

Race

 White 18,298 70.0%
 Black Or African American 1,061 4.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 37 0.1%
 Asian 5,225 20.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 540 2.1%
 Two Or More Races 955 3.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner123270202138121742712
Renter2,9462,99464935430424722899
Total3,0693,264851492425321255111

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 997 11%
 Single Guardian 358 4%
 Singles 4,965 56%
 Singles With Roommate 2,468 28%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,485 97%
 Households with Kids 303 3%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male292513155955313555569268401,6031,519
Female231615141210612710329943151,6862,5892,183
Total524128291719111710238714141012412,5264,1923,702

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02215 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02215 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02215 real estate data, the median home value of $366,700 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02215 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02215 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02215 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,706 52.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 62 0.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 12,187 46.6%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 170 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 743 8%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 224 2%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,821 84%
 Households Vacant 536 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 326 61%
 Rented & Unoccupied 16 3%
 For Sale Only 14 3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 10 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 127 24%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 43 8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 1,353 20%
 1 Bedroom 3,716 54%
 2 Bedroom 1,501 22%
 3+ Bedroom 367 5%
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 $35,659 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02215 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

ZIP 02215 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. ZIP code 02215 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 02215 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. More commuters in 02215 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 4,965 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 13,159 55%
 No Earnings 5,774 24%
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 4,965 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 13,159 55%
 No Earnings 5,774 24%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,829 15%
 Public transportation 2,894 25%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6,504 55%
 Worked at Home 581 5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 02215 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 70 2%
 High School Graduate 697 17%
 Associate's degree 87 2%
 Bachelor's degree 1,613 39%
 Master's degree 729 18%
 Professional school degree 506 12%
 Doctorate degree 449 11%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 284 65%
 Enrolled in Private School 154 35%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02215

ZIP Code 02215 is in the Match Charter Public School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02215.

Match Charter Public School
1001 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Match Charter Public School District
Fenway High School
174 Ipswich St
Boston, MA 02215
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Boston School District
Boston Arts Academy
174 Ipswich St
Boston, MA 02215
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Boston School District
Winsor School
103 Pilgrim Rd
Boston, MA 02215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Boston University Academy
1 University Rd
Boston, MA 02215
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center
477 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Kids Are People Elementary School
530 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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