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ZIP Code 02492

Primary City:Needham, MA (View All Cities)
County: Norfolk County
Timezone: Eastern (9:41am)
Coordinates:42.28, -71.25
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02492

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02492. 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 02492. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02492, 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:
Needham, MA
Unacceptable:
Needham Jct

Stats and Demographics for the 02492 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02492 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 slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 02492 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02492 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 19,931
Population Density 2,092 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,382
Median Home Value $678,500
Land Area 9.53 sq mi
Water Area 0.35 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,045
Median Household Income $137,839

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male611896930741390219217569743835793694631385259252209221
Female635850872615312213318596824914863729664466341326326472
Total1,2461,7461,8021,3567024325351,1651,5671,7491,6561,4231,295851600578535693

Gender

 Male 9,595 48%
 Female 10,336 52%
Gender

Race

 White 18,343 92.0%
 Black Or African American 187 0.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 9 0.0%
 Asian 1,038 5.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 63 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 289 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner32091,2061,6271,415760603343
Renter189013315912897118136
Total212991,3391,7861,543857721479

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,799 68%
 Single Guardian 618 9%
 Singles 1,480 21%
 Singles With Roommate 148 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,152 59%
 Households with Kids 2,893 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1111161341531471741891822041911811931871781711691641558285
Female1251321411391511901341891861841931641571741351651531016160
Total236248275292298364323371390375374357344352306334317256143145

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02492 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 02492 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 02492 real estate data, the median home value of $678,500 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 02492. Rentals in 02492 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02492 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 19,366 97.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 50 0.3%
 Nursing Facilities 184 0.9%
 Other Institutional 3 0.0%
 College Student Housing 314 1.6%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 14 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,284 58%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,882 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 879 12%
 Households Vacant 337 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 35 10.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1.5%
 For Sale Only 159 47.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 33 9.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 46 13.6%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 58 17.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 177 20%
 1 Bedroom 283 32%
 2 Bedroom 281 32%
 3+ Bedroom 144 16%
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 $137,839 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 02492 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 02492 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere 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 02492. 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 6,306 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,340 29%
 No Earnings 4,566 30%
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 6,306 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,340 29%
 No Earnings 4,566 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,169 77%
 Public transportation 1,089 12%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 390 4%
 Worked at Home 704 8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 02492 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 83 1%
 High School Graduate 860 14%
 Associate's degree 184 3%
 Bachelor's degree 2,136 35%
 Master's degree 1,453 23%
 Professional school degree 896 14%
 Doctorate degree 577 9%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,166 66%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,533 32%
 Not Enrolled in School 96 2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02492

ZIP Code 02492 is in the Needham School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02492.

Newman Elementary
1155 Central Ave
Needham, MA 02492
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Needham School District
Broadmeadow
120 Broadmeadow Rd
Needham, MA 02492
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Needham School District
William Mitchell
187 Brookline St
Needham, MA 02492
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Needham School District
High Rock School
77 Ferndale Rd
Needham, MA 02492
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Needham School District
Pollard Middle School
200 Harris Ave
Needham, MA 02492
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Needham School District
St Joseph Elementary School
90 Pickering St
Needham, MA 02492
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Sebastians School
1191 Greendale Ave
Needham, MA 02492
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
The Walker School
1968 Central Ave
Needham, MA 02492
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Theophany School
754 Greendale Ave
Needham, MA 02492
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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