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ZIP Code 02478

Primary City:Belmont, MA (View All Cities)
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (12:23pm)
Coordinates:42.40, -71.18
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02478

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02478. 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 02478. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02478, 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:
Belmont, MA

Stats and Demographics for the 02478 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02478 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 large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 02478 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 large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02478 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 24,664
Population Density 5,308 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,158
Median Home Value $638,700
Land Area 4.65 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,626
Median Household Income $110,633

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 42


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 58267231,549
5-98318841,715
10-148398951,734
15-197776921,469
20-24430460890
25-295776871,264
30-346297651,394
35-397879041,691
40-449531,0492,002
45-499521,0652,017
50-549261,0591,985
55-597499041,653
60-646387691,407
65-695186181,136
70-74381433814
75-79330379709
80-84227365592
85 Plus220423643

Gender

 Male 11,590 47%
 Female 13,074 53%
Gender

Race

 White 20,605 83.5%
 Black Or African American 450 1.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 28 0.1%
 Asian 2,724 11.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 194 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 660 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2416107123
25-342708491,119
35-441,0708111,881
45-541,5147472,261
55-641,3244321,756
65-749242391,163
75-84666216882
85 Plus313128441

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,476 57%
 Single Guardian 1,132 12%
 Singles 2,327 24%
 Singles With Roommate 691 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,198 64%
 Households with Kids 3,428 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1174154328
2160130290
3177154331
4170143313
5165178343
6170163333
7175189364
8151172323
9170182352
10171188359
11147199346
12176185361
13168154322
14177169346
15176172348
16190176366
17192168360
18144112256
197564139
205166117

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02478 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 02478 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02478 real estate data, the median home value of $638,700 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 02478. Rentals in 02478 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02478 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 24,469 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 125 0.5%
 Other Institutional 24 0.1%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 46 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,151 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,946 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,529 35%
 Households Vacant 532 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 171 32%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 3%
 For Sale Only 72 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 67 13%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 174 33%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 9 0.3%
 1 Bedroom 526 15.5%
 2 Bedroom 1,807 53.1%
 3+ Bedroom 1,062 31.2%
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 $110,633 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 02478 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 02478 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 02478 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,956 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,690 24%
 No Earnings 5,679 29%
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 8,956 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,690 24%
 No Earnings 5,679 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,111 73.4%
 Public transportation 1,698 13.7%
 Taxicab 21 0.2%
 Motorcycle 40 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 542 4.4%
 Worked at Home 1,006 8.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 02478 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 232 3%
 High School Graduate 1,575 20%
 Associate's degree 228 3%
 Bachelor's degree 2,182 28%
 Master's degree 1,941 25%
 Professional school degree 518 7%
 Doctorate degree 1,124 14%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,046 74.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,090 20.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 267 4.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02478

ZIP Code 02478 is in the Belmont School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02478.

Daniel Butler
90 White St
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Belmont School District
Mary Lee Burbank
266 School St
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Belmont School District
Roger E Wellington
121 Orchard St
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Belmont School District
Winn Brook
97 Waterhouse Rd
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Belmont School District
Winthrop L Chenery Middle School
95 Washington St
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Belmont School District
Belmont High School
221 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Belmont School District
Belmont Day School
55 Day School Ln
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Arlington School
115 Mill St
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Belmont Hill School
350 Prospect St
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Cns/Pathways Academy
115 Mill St
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
The Kendall School
577 Belmont St
Belmont, MA 02478
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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