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ZIP Code 02494

Primary City:Needham Heights, MA (View All Cities)
County: Norfolk County
Timezone: Eastern (7:06pm)
Coordinates:42.30, -71.22
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02494

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02494. 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 02494. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02494, 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 Heights, MA
Acceptable:
Needham, Needham Hgts

Stats and Demographics for the 02494 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02494 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 02494 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 small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02494 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,955
Population Density 3,236 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,740
Median Home Value $631,000
Land Area 2.77 sq mi
Water Area 0.09 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,296
Median Household Income $104,543

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male30838233924916514320328835037136830025415911511599110
Female315358325257116140241302374400396319249172156137142238
Total623740664506281283444590724771764619503331271252241348

Gender

 Male 4,318 48%
 Female 4,637 52%
Gender

Race

 White 7,884 88.0%
 Black Or African American 101 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.0%
 Asian 721 8.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.1%
 Other Race 63 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 178 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner313751368653128923186
Renter251351451631127565100
Total28272658849643364296186

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,019 61%
 Single Guardian 356 11%
 Singles 778 24%
 Singles With Roommate 143 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,005 61%
 Households with Kids 1,291 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4960686583727473806469687167596358462335
Female4466756764658078716763667158577450581818
Total931261431321471371541511511311321341421251161371081044153

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02494 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 02494 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 02494 real estate data, the median home value of $631,000 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02494 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02494 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02494 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,747 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 208 2%
 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 1,762 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 714 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 820 22%
 Households Vacant 444 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 320 72%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 2%
 For Sale Only 27 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 29 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 42 9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 333 42%
 2 Bedroom 189 24%
 3+ Bedroom 264 34%
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 $104,543 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02494 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. Residents in ZIP code 02494 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 02494 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,204 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,872 27%
 No Earnings 1,953 28%
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 3,204 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,872 27%
 No Earnings 1,953 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,900 84%
 Public transportation 359 8%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 60 1%
 Worked at Home 344 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 02494 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 69 2%
 High School Graduate 709 24%
 Associate's degree 110 4%
 Bachelor's degree 848 29%
 Master's degree 625 21%
 Professional school degree 442 15%
 Doctorate degree 164 6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,728 83%
 Enrolled in Private School 250 12%
 Not Enrolled in School 94 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02494

ZIP Code 02494 is in the Needham School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02494.

Hillside Elementary
28 Glen Gary Rd
Needham, MA 02494
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Needham School District
John Eliot
135 Wellesley Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Needham School District
Needham High School
609 Webster St
Needham, MA 02494
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Needham School District
Riverside Life Skills School
255 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Private

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