02120 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 14,221
Zip code population in 2010: 15,181
Zip code population in 2000: 10,842

Houses and condos: 5,073
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,079
% of renters here:

90%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 02120: 139.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 22,909 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.8% ($2,307)
Massachusetts:

1.2% ($3,955)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,869 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,556 (1.1%)

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Males: 6,796  (47.8%)
Females: 7,425  (52.2%)

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For population 15 years and over in 02120:

Zip code 02120 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 02120

  • Zip code 02120 races chart
    • 6,472White population
    • 3,112Black population
    • 49American Indian population
    • 1,684Asian population
    • 5Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 65Some other race population
    • 318Two or more races population
    • 3,476Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $272,900
02120:

$272,900
Massachusetts:

$327,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

23.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 02120, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $32,314 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,314
State:

$81,425

Salary/wage: $30,286 (reported on 90.8% of returns)
Here:

$30,286
State:

$64,752
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 85.6% for AGIs below $25k, 90.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 83.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 57.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $941 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$941
Massachusetts:

$2,136
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,448 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,448
State:

$9,473
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,273 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
Here:

+$10,273
State:

+$31,437
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,972 (reported on 10.2% of returns)
Here:

+$8,972
State:

+$20,662
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,408 (reported on 2.4% of returns)
02120:

$9,408
Massachusetts:

$18,892
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,386 (22% of AGI, reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

$19,386
State:

$28,907

Here:

22.4% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,383 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,383
State:

$4,208
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,311 (reported on 11.4% of returns)
02120:

$6,311
State:

$13,303
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,245 (reported on 27.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,245
State:

$1,971
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 02120, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $27,515 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$27,515
State:

$62,877

Salary/wage: $26,913 (reported on 91.7% of returns)
Here:

$26,913
State:

$52,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 107.6% for AGIs below $10k, 90.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 94.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $937 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$937
Massachusetts:

$1,945
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,217 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,217
State:

$5,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,302 (reported on 7.1% of returns)
Here:

+$3,302
State:

+$20,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,523 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

+$7,523
State:

+$17,837
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,840 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
02120:

$2,840
Massachusetts:

$3,100
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $14,152 (25% of AGI, reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

$14,152
State:

$22,573

Here:

24.7% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,521 (4% of AGI, reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,521
State:

$3,295

Here:

3.9% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,704 (reported on 66.6% of returns)
02120:

$3,704
State:

$11,494
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,646 (reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,646
State:

$1,518

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 48.5%
Here:

48%
State:

58%
(% for various income ranges: 43.7% for AGIs below $10k, 50.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 48.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 52.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 52.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$35,077
Massachusetts:

$66,768
Boston, MA (02120) map Nearest zip codes: 02115, 02119, 02215, 02199, 02118, 02116.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

39.7%
Massachusetts:

48.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.5%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,302
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,245


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 111 (81 now married, 30 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,899 (553 now married, 4,346 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 02120 with a mortgage: 349 (31 second mortgage, 30 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 119

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,941
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: over $1,000

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

41.9%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

17.4%
Whole state:

6.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.9
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 02120: Ruggles Station (A), Mockler Center (B), Columbus Place (C), Roxbury Community College Learning Resources Center (D), John D O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 5112000 to 2009
  • 8551990 to 1999
  • 4241980 to 1989
  • 5611970 to 1979
  • 7951960 to 1969
  • 3131950 to 1959
  • 1961940 to 1949
  • 1,4181939 or earlier

Zip code 02120 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Boston, MA (02120)

  • 42no bedroom
  • 651 bedroom
  • 1662 bedrooms
  • 1173 bedrooms
  • 244 bedrooms
  • 545+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston, MA (02120)

  • 210no bedroom
  • 8591 bedroom
  • 1,3582 bedrooms
  • 1,0553 bedrooms
  • 4514 bedrooms
  • 1465+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02120) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 73no vehicle
  • 2661 vehicle
  • 1102 vehicles
  • 193 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02120) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,240no vehicle
  • 1,3801 vehicle
  • 2692 vehicles
  • 1353 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,183.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $272,900
02120:

$272,900
Massachusetts:

$327,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $214,100 - $400,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $417,457
Here:

$417,457
State:

$401,982

Townhouses or other attached units: $259,484
Here:

$259,484
State:

$361,981

In 2-unit structures: $493,415
Here:

$493,415
State:

$330,410

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $431,396
Here:

$431,396
State:

$354,453

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,800
Here:

$210,800
State:

$330,502

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.0%

Neighborhoods in zip code 02120:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 80.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,669

Size of family households: 915 2-persons, 706 3-persons, 297 4-persons, 70 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,109 1-person, 568 2-persons, 341 3-persons, 330 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 48 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons

669 married couples with children.
1,379 single-parent households (67 men, 1,312 women).

61.4% of residents of 02120 zip code speak English at home.
18.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% very well, 17% well, 13% not well, 7% not at all).
7.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% very well, 15% well, 11% not well, 5% not at all).
7.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% very well, 20% well, 23% not well, 8% not at all).
4.8% of residents speak other language at home (64% very well, 14% well, 22% not well).

Foreign born population: 3,342 (23.5%)
(41.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

23.5%
Whole state:

15.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 17%Dominican Republic
  • 15%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 9%India
  • 5%Ethiopia
  • 5%Korea
  • 5%Haiti
  • 5%Eritrea

Most common first ancestries reported in 02120 (%)

  • 48%Other groups
  • 7%Irish
  • 4%Italian
  • 3%English
  • 3%German
  • 3%American
  • 2%African

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 6522010 or later
  • 1,4092000 to 2009
  • 8071990 to 1999
  • 1,143Before 1990

Public high schools in zip code 02120 not listed on the city page:

  • MADISON PARK HIGH (Students: 1,669; Location: 75 MALCOLM X BLVD, ROXBURY, MA; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NEW MISSION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 67 ALLEGHANY STREET, ROXBURY, MA; Grades: 09 - 12)

Zip code 02120 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 02120 not listed on the city page:

  • ROXBURY PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 120 FISHER AVENUE, ROXBURY, MA; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROXBURY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 716 COLUMBUS AVENUE, ROXBURY, MA; Grades: 09 - 09)

Private primary/middle schools not listed on the city page:

  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP (Students: 191; Location: 94 ST ALPHONSUS ST, ROXBURY, MA; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NATIVITY PREP SCHOOL (Students: 63; Location: 30 RAYNOR CIRCLE, ROXBURY, MA; Grades: 5 - 8; Boys only)
There are 280 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 02120.

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 02120 marital status for males
Zip code 02120 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 51%Utility gas
  • 38%Electricity
  • 7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 14,212. Population change in the 1990s: -3,370 (-23.7%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


47% of the 02120 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Massachusetts.

80% of the 02120 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

1.2%
Massachusetts:

9.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

6.2%
Massachusetts:

10.8%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,770
Here:

83.6%
Massachusetts:

45.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 78,063Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 55,823Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 46,958Management occupations
  • 45,388Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 39,375Business and financial operations occupations
  • 34,063Education, training, and library occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 1,685 people in college/university student housing
  • 162 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 188 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in religious group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$259,55563$288,927132$288,29114$37,9055$1,883,48860$442,103
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$415,12311$363,8068$156,8811$20,9800$03$327,353
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$345,12326$253,45749$305,2346$98,0831$6,460,30034$328,986
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$305,81513$363,40528$277,2922$544,0050$015$407,086
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$440,05011$270,2350$00$05$394,690
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$327,5702$274,8050$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$278,1720$02$226,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$313,7900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 02120 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16081.3 years
John10774.4 years
William8671.4 years
James8569.8 years
Margaret5380.6 years
Joseph5174.4 years
George4876.1 years
Robert4567.7 years
Catherine4382.6 years
Thomas4168.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 02120 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3776.9 years
Johnson3375.3 years
Williams2970.7 years
Sullivan2777.1 years
Brown2774.2 years
Obrien2579.6 years
Jones2572.7 years
Mccarthy2176.6 years
Davis1876.8 years
Jackson1576.7 years
Businesses in zip code 02120
NameCountNameCount
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts2T.G.I. Driday's1
FedEx2UPS2
Jamba Juice1Walgreens1
Stop & Shop1

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