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ZIP Code 02140

Primary City:Cambridge, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: North Cambridge
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (8:51am)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.39, -71.13
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02140

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02140. 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 02140. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02140, 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:
Cambridge, MA
Acceptable:
N Cambridge, North Cambridge
Unacceptable:
Porter Square

Stats and Demographics for the 02140 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02140 is located in north 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 02140 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is slightly less than average. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02140 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,607
Population Density 15,262 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,638
Median Home Value $542,900
Land Area 1.15 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,238
Median Household Income $71,908

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 36


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 54935191,012
5-9391387778
10-14347332679
15-19311331642
20-245627161,278
25-291,1521,3442,496
30-349861,0081,994
35-396867361,422
40-445665921,158
45-495275471,074
50-544745821,056
55-594716041,075
60-64372571943
65-69279389668
70-74191264455
75-79136212348
80-84110164274
85 Plus93162255

Gender

 Male 8,147 46%
 Female 9,460 54%
Gender

Race

 White 10,845 61.6%
 Black Or African American 3,246 18.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 54 0.3%
 Asian 2,376 13.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 332 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 748 4.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2421387408
25-343821,8272,209
35-445579601,517
45-546386931,331
55-647875361,323
65-74452323775
75-84228232460
85 Plus97118215

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,745 33%
 Single Guardian 1,131 14%
 Singles 3,060 37%
 Singles With Roommate 1,302 16%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,483 79%
 Households with Kids 1,755 21%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1108117225
298109207
38090170
48887175
57579154
67482156
78986175
88180161
97260132
105960119
118565150
126764131
137379152
146364127
156464128
166477141
176769136
186762129
194959108
205562117

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02140 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02140 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02140 real estate data, the median home value of $542,900 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 02140. Rentals in 02140 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02140 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,491 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 15 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 101 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,371 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 791 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,076 59%
 Households Vacant 400 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 142 36%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 4%
 For Sale Only 24 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 14 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 54 14%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 149 37%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 363 7%
 1 Bedroom 1,828 34%
 2 Bedroom 2,262 42%
 3+ Bedroom 909 17%
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 $71,908 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02140 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 02140 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 02140 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. 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 02140. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,977 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,227 34%
 No Earnings 3,179 21%
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 6,977 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,227 34%
 No Earnings 3,179 21%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,792 45.1%
 Public transportation 3,544 33.3%
 Taxicab 19 0.2%
 Motorcycle 15 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,599 15.0%
 Worked at Home 667 6.3%
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 334 5%
 High School Graduate 1,223 20%
 Associate's degree 335 5%
 Bachelor's degree 1,640 27%
 Master's degree 1,453 24%
 Professional school degree 332 5%
 Doctorate degree 798 13%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,895 74.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 512 20.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 137 5.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02140

ZIP Code 02140 is in the Cambridge School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02140.

Graham and Parks
44 Linnaean St
Cambridge, MA 02140
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Peabody
70 Rindge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Rindge Avenue Upper School
70 Rindge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Cambridge School District
Cambridge Friends School
5 Cadbury Rd
Cambridge, MA 02140
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Matignon High School
1 Matignon Rd
Cambridge, MA 02140
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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