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ZIP Code 02472

Primary City:Watertown, MA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Watertown
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (8:40pm)
Area code: 617 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.37, -71.18
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02472

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02472. 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 02472. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02472, 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:
Watertown, MA
Acceptable:
E Watertown, East Watertown

Stats and Demographics for the 02472 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02472 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 02472 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is slightly higher than average. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02472 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 32,014
Population Density 7,942 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,622
Median Home Value $423,600
Land Area 4.03 sq mi
Water Area 0.12 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,746
Median Household Income $87,775

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 59289041,832
5-96385821,220
10-146195611,180
15-196195691,188
20-248569251,781
25-291,6361,9653,601
30-341,6511,7093,360
35-391,3231,3552,678
40-441,1051,0872,192
45-491,0601,1552,215
50-541,0271,1602,187
55-599051,0962,001
60-647641,0281,792
65-695626981,260
70-74414577991
75-79366606972
80-84300527827
85 Plus231506737

Gender

 Male 15,004 47%
 Female 17,010 53%
Gender

Race

 White 27,143 84.8%
 Black Or African American 964 3.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 40 0.1%
 Asian 2,322 7.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 14 0.0%
 Other Race 671 2.1%
 Two Or More Races 860 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2445393438
25-348732,4153,288
35-441,2361,4692,705
45-541,4631,1102,573
55-641,5768542,430
65-749664771,443
75-848424381,280
85 Plus369220589

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,701 39%
 Single Guardian 1,729 12%
 Singles 5,268 36%
 Singles With Roommate 2,048 14%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 11,693 79%
 Households with Kids 3,053 21%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1207212419
2166169335
3203157360
4160144304
5126107233
6146127273
7117127244
8118115233
9131106237
10110114224
11118123241
12113115228
1313489223
14144120264
15124125249
16112120232
17130126256
18136100236
1911798215
2011498212

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02472 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02472 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02472 real estate data, the median home value of $423,600 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02472 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02472 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02472 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 31,780 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 104 0.3%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 130 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,151 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,219 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,376 47%
 Households Vacant 876 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 301 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 35 4%
 For Sale Only 172 20%
 Sold & Unoccupied 36 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 63 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 269 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 243 4%
 1 Bedroom 1,662 25%
 2 Bedroom 3,179 48%
 3+ Bedroom 1,566 24%
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 $87,775 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 02472 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. ZIP code 02472 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. Most commuters in 02472 can expect to fall in that range. 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 14,592 52%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,134 25%
 No Earnings 6,393 23%
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 14,592 52%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,134 25%
 No Earnings 6,393 23%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,362 75.1%
 Public transportation 2,984 15.6%
 Taxicab 80 0.4%
 Motorcycle 26 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 816 4.3%
 Worked at Home 858 4.5%
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 870 7%
 High School Graduate 3,499 30%
 Associate's degree 608 5%
 Bachelor's degree 3,692 31%
 Master's degree 1,860 16%
 Professional school degree 477 4%
 Doctorate degree 734 6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,563 70.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 829 22.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 248 6.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02472

ZIP Code 02472 is in the Watertown School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02472.

Cunniff
246 Warren St
Watertown, MA 02472
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Watertown School District
Hosmer
1 Concord Rd
Watertown, MA 02472
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Watertown School District
James Russell Lowell
175 Orchard St
Watertown, MA 02472
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Watertown School District
Watertown Middle School
68 Waverley Ave
Watertown, MA 02472
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Watertown School District
Watertown High School
50 Columbia St
Watertown, MA 02472
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Watertown School District
Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon St
Watertown, MA 02472
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Beacon High School
917 Belmont St
Watertown, MA 02472
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Jewish Community Day School
57 Stanley Ave
Watertown, MA 02472
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Stephen'S Armenian Elementary School
47 Nichols Ave
Watertown, MA 02472
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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