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ZIP Code 02461

Primary City:Newton Highlands, MA (View All Cities)
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (3:18pm)
Coordinates:42.31, -71.21
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02461

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02461. 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 02461. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02461, 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:
Newton Highlands, MA
Acceptable:
Newton, Newton Hlds

Stats and Demographics for the 02461 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02461 is located in central Massachusetts and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 02461 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02461 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,059
Population Density 4,853 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,771
Median Home Value $682,600
Land Area 1.45 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,677
Median Household Income $122,283

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male21428625120815216114619424325926625427315388705551
Female2322262582081571822022242893572873122741611138010172
Total446512509416309343348418532616553566547314201150156123

Gender

 Male 3,324 47%
 Female 3,735 53%
Gender

Race

 White 5,585 79.1%
 Black Or African American 157 2.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 10 0.1%
 Asian 1,084 15.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
 Other Race 67 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 152 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner26531251653026315769
Renter5221117113997453414
Total5427648365562730819183

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,611 60%
 Single Guardian 323 12%
 Singles 545 20%
 Singles With Roommate 198 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,675 63%
 Households with Kids 1,002 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4153384451515263694153486148415460421129
Female3949525349474336514655485257535646341929
Total801029097100989599120871089611310594110106763058

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02461 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 02461 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02461 real estate data, the median home value of $682,600 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02461 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02461 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02461 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,059 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,374 50%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 540 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 763 28%
 Households Vacant 94 3%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 20 21%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 5%
 For Sale Only 12 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 21 22%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 29 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 10 1%
 1 Bedroom 111 16%
 2 Bedroom 327 48%
 3+ Bedroom 236 35%
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 $122,283 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02461 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 02461 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 02461 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. 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 02461. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,307 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,460 28%
 No Earnings 1,424 27%
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 2,307 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,460 28%
 No Earnings 1,424 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,269 69%
 Public transportation 496 15%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 144 4%
 Worked at Home 400 12%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 02461 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 30 1%
 High School Graduate 212 10%
 Associate's degree 24 1%
 Bachelor's degree 544 26%
 Master's degree 610 30%
 Professional school degree 337 16%
 Doctorate degree 309 15%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 957 61%
 Enrolled in Private School 539 34%
 Not Enrolled in School 67 4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02461

ZIP Code 02461 is in the Newton School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02461.

Countryside
191 Dedham St
Newton Highlands, MA 02461
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Newton School District

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