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ZIP Code 02421

Primary City:Lexington, MA (View All Cities)
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (5:25pm)
Area code: 339 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.44, -71.23
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02421

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02421. 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 02421. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02421, 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:
Lexington, MA

Stats and Demographics for the 02421 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02421 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 a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 02421 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely 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 02421 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,342
Population Density 1,761 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,768
Median Home Value $718,300
Land Area 9.85 sq mi
Water Area 0.16 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,468
Median Household Income $136,250

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 46


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5430411841
5-96796331,312
10-147787321,510
15-195876111,198
20-24218224442
25-29206208414
30-34212309521
35-39420562982
40-446767391,415
45-497878111,598
50-547007471,447
55-596406981,338
60-645265491,075
65-69368474842
70-74311361672
75-79244311555
80-84218333551
85 Plus218411629

Gender

 Male 8,218 47%
 Female 9,124 53%
Gender

Race

 White 12,935 74.6%
 Black Or African American 300 1.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 12 0.1%
 Asian 3,554 20.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 88 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 451 2.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2422426
25-34107201308
35-447414331,174
45-541,3253061,631
55-641,1461861,332
65-74721125846
75-84485218703
85 Plus207241448

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,244 66%
 Single Guardian 623 10%
 Singles 1,419 22%
 Singles With Roommate 182 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,900 60%
 Households with Kids 2,568 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
17772149
28384167
39586181
4106104210
5120110230
6134127261
7143137280
8127121248
9155138293
10158127285
11156142298
12163167330
13146154300
14155142297
15161149310
16147170317
17143142285
1894102196
19424890
20352964

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02421 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 02421 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 02421 real estate data, the median home value of $718,300 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 02421. Rentals in 02421 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 02421 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,134 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 24 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 115 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 69 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,196 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,538 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,734 26%
 Households Vacant 300 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 83 28%
 Rented & Unoccupied 23 8%
 For Sale Only 54 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 35 12%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 48 16%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 57 19%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 59 4%
 1 Bedroom 550 35%
 2 Bedroom 702 44%
 3+ Bedroom 276 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 $136,250 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 02421 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. Residents in ZIP code 02421 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. However, that is not the case in 02421. 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 5,885 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,112 23%
 No Earnings 4,750 35%
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 5,885 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,112 23%
 No Earnings 4,750 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,703 84%
 Public transportation 638 8%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 107 1%
 Worked at Home 551 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 02421 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 165 3%
 High School Graduate 674 12%
 Associate's degree 122 2%
 Bachelor's degree 1,317 24%
 Master's degree 1,614 29%
 Professional school degree 542 10%
 Doctorate degree 1,162 21%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,574 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 683 16%
 Not Enrolled in School 104 2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02421

ZIP Code 02421 is in the Lexington School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02421.

Maria Hastings
7 Crosby Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington School District
Bowman
9 Philip Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington School District
Bridge
55 Middleby Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington School District
Jonas Clarke Middle School
17 Stedman Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lexington School District
Lexington High School
251 Waltham St
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lexington School District
Minuteman Regional High School
758 Marrett Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District
Armenian Sisters Academy
20 Pelham Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Community Therapeutic Day School
187 Spring St
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Lexington Montessori School
130 Pleasant St
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Meadowridge Pelham Academy
13 Pelham Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Cotting School
453 Concord Ave
Lexington, MA 02421
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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