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ZIP Code 02542

Primary City:Buzzards Bay, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Buzzards Bay
County: Barnstable County
Timezone: Eastern (11:02pm)
Area code: 508 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.66, -70.57
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02542. 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 02542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02542, 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:
Buzzards Bay, MA
Acceptable:
Otis Angb
Unacceptable:
Otis A F B, Otis Air National Guard, Otis Ang

Stats and Demographics for the 02542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02542 is located in southeast Massachusetts and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 02542 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 families and an extremely small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02542 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,139
Population Density 37 people per sq mi
Housing Units 449
Land Area 30.72 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 225
Median Household Income $45,107

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 27Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 25

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male584731501271339358615228211142000
Female4241172755625227191232400000
Total10088487718219514585806431231542000

Gender

 Male 776 68%
 Female 363 32%
Gender

Race

 White 956 84%
 Black Or African American 96 8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 10 1%
 Asian 12 1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 36 3%
 Two Or More Races 29 3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner12000000
Renter3711654123000
Total3811854123000

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 172 76%
 Single Guardian 21 9%
 Singles 29 13%
 Singles With Roommate 3 1%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 80 36%
 Households with Kids 145 64%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male178121211812124481045326162327
Female7759814937625223104468
Total2415172119222115111010156761210202935

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02542 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and military bases nearby.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 02542 were primarily built in the 1950s. Rentals in 02542 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 681 60%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 438 38%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 20 2%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2 0.4%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1 0.2%
 Renter Occupied Households 222 49.4%
 Households Vacant 224 49.9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 160 71%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 64 29%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 13 4%
 2 Bedroom 20 6%
 3+ Bedroom 293 90%
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 $45,107 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02542 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 02542 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 02542 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 329 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 220 28%
 No Earnings 242 31%
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 329 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 220 28%
 No Earnings 242 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 426 97.7%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 8 1.8%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0.0%
 Worked at Home 2 0.5%
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 27 10.2%
 High School Graduate 165 62.0%
 Associate's degree 10 3.8%
 Bachelor's degree 63 23.7%
 Master's degree 1 0.4%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 179 63.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 101 36.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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