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ZIP Code 02124

Primary City:Dorchester Center, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Codman Sq|Dorchester
County: Suffolk County
Timezone: Eastern (8:59am)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.29, -71.07
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02124

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02124. 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 02124. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02124, 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:
Dorchester Center, MA
Acceptable:
Boston, Dorchester, Dorchestr Ctr

Stats and Demographics for the 02124 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02124 is located in east 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 02124 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02124 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 47,783
Population Density 15,913 people per sq mi
Housing Units 19,053
Median Home Value $306,500
Land Area 3.00 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 17,459
Median Household Income $48,841

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 36


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 51,6291,6793,308
5-91,6501,6153,265
10-141,7061,6833,389
15-191,9421,9623,904
20-241,8052,0053,810
25-291,5301,9353,465
30-341,4661,8433,309
35-391,4651,8833,348
40-441,5241,8583,382
45-491,6331,7813,414
50-541,3631,7843,147
55-591,1981,5992,797
60-641,0351,3622,397
65-697579971,754
70-744756951,170
75-79319537856
80-84186408594
85 Plus141333474

Gender

 Male 21,824 46%
 Female 25,959 54%
Gender

Race

 White 10,057 21.0%
 Black Or African American 28,141 58.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 225 0.5%
 Asian 2,972 6.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 12 0.0%
 Other Race 4,068 8.5%
 Two Or More Races 2,308 4.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2447592639
25-345822,3182,900
35-441,2232,4313,654
45-541,5232,3313,854
55-641,5441,6043,148
65-749739781,951
75-84463522985
85 Plus133195328

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,664 27%
 Single Guardian 6,680 38%
 Singles 4,764 27%
 Singles With Roommate 1,351 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 10,773 62%
 Households with Kids 6,686 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1327328655
2332354686
3324329653
4328346674
5343310653
6327314641
7343339682
8342317659
9295335630
10324310634
11327312639
12350353703
13327351678
14378357735
15386372758
16392399791
17398438836
18383359742
19383394777
20381386767

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02124 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 rented. Homes in ZIP code 02124 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02124 real estate data, the median home value of $306,500 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02124 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02124 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02124 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 47,450 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 16 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 95 0.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 13 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 209 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,414 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,074 6%
 Renter Occupied Households 10,971 58%
 Households Vacant 1,594 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 872 54.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 44 2.8%
 For Sale Only 118 7.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 38 2.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 33 2.1%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 488 30.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 399 4%
 1 Bedroom 2,244 20%
 2 Bedroom 3,672 33%
 3+ Bedroom 4,803 43%
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 $48,841 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02124 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 02124 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. In 02124 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. 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 16,299 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,567 27%
 No Earnings 12,838 32%
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 16,299 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,567 27%
 No Earnings 12,838 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12,975 56.6%
 Public transportation 8,374 36.5%
 Taxicab 79 0.3%
 Motorcycle 10 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,009 4.4%
 Worked at Home 465 2.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,772 19%
 High School Graduate 8,236 57%
 Associate's degree 826 6%
 Bachelor's degree 1,684 12%
 Master's degree 578 4%
 Professional school degree 207 1%
 Doctorate degree 217 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 9,068 79.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,422 12.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 910 8.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02124

ZIP Code 02124 is in the Boston School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02124.

Techboston Academy
9 Peacevale Rd
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Boston School District
Grove Hall Preparatory Charter School
214 Harvard St
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Grove Hall Preparatory Charter School District
John Marshall
35 Westville St
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Joseph Lee
155 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Lee Academy
155 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
O W Holmes
40 School St
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Early Childhood Center at Fifield (ecc-Fifield)
25 Dunbar Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Boston School District
Codman Academy Charter Public School
637 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Codman Academy Charter Public District
Boston Adult Academy
429 Norfolk St
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Boston School District
Dorchester Academy
18 Croftland Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Boston School District
St Brendan School
29 Rita Rd
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Epiphany School
154 Centre St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Private
Elizabeth Seton Academy
2220 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Wesley Child Care Center
29 Stanton St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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