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ZIP Code 02740

Primary City:New Bedford, MA (View All Cities)
County: Bristol County
Timezone: Eastern (5:42pm)
Area code: 508 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.64, -70.94
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02740

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02740. 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 02740. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02740, 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:
New Bedford, MA

Stats and Demographics for the 02740 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02740 is located in southeast 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 02740 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02740 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 43,087
Population Density 7,579 people per sq mi
Housing Units 19,943
Median Home Value $213,300
Land Area 5.69 sq mi
Water Area 0.82 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 17,884
Median Household Income $34,259

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 40


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 51,4061,3512,757
5-91,2981,2552,553
10-141,4191,2312,650
15-191,4471,3662,813
20-241,5681,6503,218
25-291,5221,6433,165
30-341,3881,4682,856
35-391,2721,3892,661
40-441,3181,3682,686
45-491,3891,5362,925
50-541,4121,5652,977
55-591,2601,4252,685
60-641,0901,2932,383
65-698049361,740
70-745617761,337
75-794997501,249
80-843867001,086
85 Plus3629841,346

Gender

 Male 20,401 47%
 Female 22,686 53%
Gender

Race

 White 29,960 69.5%
 Black Or African American 3,701 8.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 420 1.0%
 Asian 439 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 25 0.1%
 Other Race 5,457 12.7%
 Two Or More Races 3,085 7.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2474888962
25-346832,2522,935
35-441,0901,8722,962
45-541,5771,9573,534
55-641,6551,5193,174
65-741,0629832,045
75-847917251,516
85 Plus363393756

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,610 31%
 Single Guardian 4,654 26%
 Singles 6,271 35%
 Singles With Roommate 1,349 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 12,500 70%
 Households with Kids 5,384 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1260276536
2281303584
3306272578
4275227502
5252293545
6258226484
7243239482
8267240507
9278257535
10296264560
11257251508
12284226510
13284238522
14298252550
15293250543
16275281556
17331287618
18293281574
19255267522
20323321644

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02740 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 02740 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 02740 real estate data, the median home value of $213,300 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02740 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02740 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02740 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 41,672 96.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 185 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 28 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 765 1.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 437 1.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,253 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,042 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 10,589 53%
 Households Vacant 2,059 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,105 53.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 57 2.8%
 For Sale Only 204 9.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 80 3.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 49 2.4%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 563 27.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 249 2%
 1 Bedroom 2,792 27%
 2 Bedroom 3,666 35%
 3+ Bedroom 3,808 36%
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 $34,259 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02740 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 02740 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 10,980 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,463 27%
 No Earnings 14,160 41%
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 10,980 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,463 27%
 No Earnings 14,160 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,454 88.7%
 Public transportation 396 2.3%
 Taxicab 182 1.0%
 Motorcycle 9 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 946 5.4%
 Worked at Home 445 2.6%
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 3,615 28%
 High School Graduate 6,487 50%
 Associate's degree 622 5%
 Bachelor's degree 1,504 12%
 Master's degree 448 3%
 Professional school degree 131 1%
 Doctorate degree 114 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,711 84.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 386 4.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 821 10.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02740

ZIP Code 02740 is in the New Bedford School District. There are 19 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02740.

Whaling City Junior/Senior High School
455 County St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: New Bedford School District
Betsey B Winslow
561 Allen St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
Elizabeth Carter Brooks
212 Nemasket St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
Ellen R Hathaway
256 Court St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
Alfred J Gomes
286 South Second St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
Horatio a Kempton
135 Shawmut Ave
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
James B Congdon
50 Hemlock St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
John Avery Parker
705 County St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
Keith Middle School
225 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
Sgt Wm H Carney Academy
247 Elm St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
Thomas R Rodman
497 Mill St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Bedford School District
New Bedford High School
230 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: New Bedford School District
Trinity Day Academy
181 Hillman St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: New Bedford School District
St James & St John School
180 Orchard St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Holy Family Holy Name School
91 Summer St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford
66 Spring St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Private
Nazarene Christian Academy
764 Hathaway Rd
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Our Sister'S School
145 Brownell Ave
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Private
Kennedy-Donovan Center School
19 Hawthorn St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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