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02121 Zip Code (Boston, MA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2017: 28,897
Zip code population in 2010: 25,978
Zip code population in 2000: 25,057

Houses and condos: 11,629
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,456
% of renters here:

80%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 02121: 151.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 16,557 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.5% ($2,425)
Massachusetts:

1.2% ($4,561)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,381 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,587 (0.6%)

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Males: 13,069  (45.2%)
Females: 15,827  (54.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 02121:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 02121:

  • Never married: 54.1%
  • Now married: 24.8%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

Zip code 02121 compared to state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 02121 (2017)
    • 16,93067.6%Black
    • 7,10728.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7052.8%Two or more races
    • 4751.9%Some other race
    • 4561.8%White
    • 1900.8%Asian
    • 1110.4%American Indian
    • 40.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $469,499
02121:

$469,499
Massachusetts:

$385,400



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 58 registered sex offenders living in 02121 zip code as of October 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 02121 is 490 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

33.1 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 02121, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $28,760 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$28,760
State:

$81,425

Salary/wage: $27,915 (reported on 89.6% of returns)
Here:

$27,915
State:

$64,752
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 82.3% for AGIs below $25k, 91.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 89.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $294 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$294
Massachusetts:

$2,136
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,362 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,362
State:

$9,473
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$17 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
Here:

+$17
State:

+$31,437
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,141 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

+$8,141
State:

+$20,662
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,437 (reported on 2.4% of returns)
02121:

$11,437
Massachusetts:

$18,892
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,284 (27% of AGI, reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$16,284
State:

$28,907

Here:

26.7% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $25k, 5.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,395 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,395
State:

$4,208
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $4,279 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
02121:

$4,279
State:

$13,303
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,354 (reported on 38.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,354
State:

$1,971
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 55.3%
Here:

55%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 54.2% for AGIs below $25k, 55.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 02121, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $25,603 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,603
State:

$62,877

Salary/wage: $25,759 (reported on 91.3% of returns)
Here:

$25,759
State:

$52,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 92.4% for AGIs below $10k, 90.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 95.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 93.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 91.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $350 (reported on 18.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$350
Massachusetts:

$1,945
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $425 (reported on 4.4% of returns)
Here:

$425
State:

$5,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,948 (reported on 2.6% of returns)
Here:

+$8,948
State:

+$20,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,834 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
Here:

+$4,834
State:

+$17,837
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,540 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
02121:

$1,540
Massachusetts:

$3,100

Total itemized deductions: $14,714 (29% of AGI, reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

$14,714
State:

$22,573

Here:

29.1% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,177 (6% of AGI, reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,177
State:

$3,295

Here:

6.1% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,015 (reported on 58.5% of returns)
02121:

$3,015
State:

$11,494
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,845 (reported on 37.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,845
State:

$1,518

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.3%
Here:

65%
State:

58%
(% for various income ranges: 62.1% for AGIs below $10k, 68.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$29,266
Massachusetts:

$77,385
Boston, MA (02121) map Nearest zip codes: 02119, 02124, 02120, 02130, 02125, 02126.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.8%
Massachusetts:

46.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.2%
Massachusetts:

6.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,496
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 5,790


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 304 (62 now married, 235 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 7,626 (1,625 now married, 6,057 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 02121 with a mortgage: 1,595 (37 second mortgage, 238 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 509

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,073
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $790

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

31.7%
Whole state:

10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

14.5%
Whole state:

5.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable location: Boston Fire Department Station 24 Grove Hall - Dorchester (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 02121 include: First Hatian Baptist Church (A), Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Saint Mark Congregational Church (C), New Life Resurrection Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 02121 include: Schoolboy Stadium (1), Franklin Park (2), Franklin Park Zoo (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Zoo New England (Nature Centers; One Franklin Park Rd).

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 232014 or later
  • 2102010 to 2013
  • 8282000 to 2009
  • 4711990 to 1999
  • 4261980 to 1989
  • 8611970 to 1979
  • 7881960 to 1969
  • 5911950 to 1959
  • 6161940 to 1949
  • 6,6671939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Boston, MA (02121)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Boston, MA (02121)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1021 bedroom
  • 6132 bedrooms
  • 8013 bedrooms
  • 2434 bedrooms
  • 3275+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston, MA (02121)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston, MA (02121)
  • 192no bedroom
  • 1,4811 bedroom
  • 3,0802 bedrooms
  • 2,3633 bedrooms
  • 9734 bedrooms
  • 1805+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02121) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02121) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 238no vehicle
  • 9371 vehicle
  • 6012 vehicles
  • 1783 vehicles
  • 1304 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02121) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02121) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,197no vehicle
  • 3,2701 vehicle
  • 7392 vehicles
  • 903 vehicles
  • 594 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 02121 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 02121 household income distribution in 2017
  • 2,123Less than $10,000
  • 1,236$10,000 to $14,999
  • 606$15,000 to $19,999
  • 570$20,000 to $24,999
  • 697$25,000 to $29,999
  • 686$30,000 to $34,999
  • 430$35,000 to $39,999
  • 402$40,000 to $44,999
  • 238$45,000 to $49,999
  • 740$50,000 to $59,999
  • 606$60,000 to $74,999
  • 647$75,000 to $99,999
  • 473$100,000 to $124,999
  • 341$125,000 to $149,999
  • 295$150,000 to $199,999
  • 246$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 02121

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 02121
  • 36Less than $10,000
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$100,000 to $124,999
  • 17$125,000 to $149,999
  • 19$150,000 to $174,999
  • 176$175,000 to $199,999
  • 220$200,000 to $249,999
  • 85$250,000 to $299,999
  • 460$300,000 to $399,999
  • 348$400,000 to $499,999
  • 789$500,000 to $749,999
  • 24$750,000 to $999,999
  • 69$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 68$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 02121

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 02121
  • 388Less than $100
  • 157$100 to $149
  • 543$150 to $199
  • 401$200 to $249
  • 588$250 to $299
  • 422$300 to $349
  • 168$350 to $399
  • 324$400 to $449
  • 115$450 to $499
  • 258$500 to $549
  • 246$550 to $599
  • 261$600 to $649
  • 73$650 to $699
  • 308$700 to $749
  • 165$750 to $799
  • 312$800 to $899
  • 121$900 to $999
  • 1,135$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,018$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,109$1,500 to $1,999
  • 183$2,000 to $2,499
  • 15$2,500 to $2,999
  • 10$3,500 or more
  • 59No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $837.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $1,265,936.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $228,203
  • Black or African American householders: $387,612
  • Asian householders: $577,568
  • Some other race householders: $481,306
  • Two or more races householders: $545,481
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $429,197

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $469,499
02121:

$469,499
Massachusetts:

$385,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $297,708 - $661,580

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $524,281
Here:

$524,281
State:

$481,855

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,219,526
Here:

$1,219,526
State:

$464,513

In 2-unit structures: $577,010
Here:

$577,010
State:

$452,265

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $643,310
Here:

$643,310
State:

$450,840

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $912,177
Here:

$912,177
State:

$471,079

Mobile homes: $185,000
Here:

$185,000
State:

$117,333
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 02121
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 721
  • One, attached: 543
  • Two: 2,077
  • 3 or 4: 4,146
  • 5 to 9: 1,819
  • 10 to 19: 1,614
  • 20 to 49: 430
  • 50 or more: 156
  • Mobile homes: 8

Unemployment: 11.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02121

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02121
  • 43.0%5,116Drove a car alone
  • 6.2%740Carpooled
  • 33.8%4,019Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.2%25Streetcar or trolley car
  • 6.6%789Subway or elevated
  • 0.2%29Railroad
  • 0.3%35Taxi
  • 0.4%51Bicycle
  • 4.2%500Walked
  • 0.8%93Other means
  • 1.8%217Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02121

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02121
  • 153Less than 5 minutes
  • 5705 to 9 minutes
  • 1,22910 to 14 minutes
  • 1,04315 to 19 minutes
  • 1,13820 to 24 minutes
  • 38725 to 29 minutes
  • 2,44530 to 34 minutes
  • 42235 to 39 minutes
  • 76840 to 44 minutes
  • 1,51145 to 59 minutes
  • 1,63760 to 89 minutes
  • 31790 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 02121:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,823
  • In family households: 24,033 (1,693 male householders, 4,962 female householders)
    1,553 spouses, 10,627 children (10,126 natural, 302 adopted, 200 stepchildren), 746 grandchildren, 1,312 brothers or sisters, 1,305 parents, 1,181 other relatives, 664 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,789 (1,580 male householders (1,432 living alone)), 2,357 female householders (2,002 living alone)), 843 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 82 (33 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,335 2-persons, 2,037 3-persons, 1,143 4-persons, 519 5-persons, 320 6-persons, 278 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,435 1-person, 397 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 38 5-persons

1,770 married couples with children.
4,599 single-parent households (596 men, 4,003 women).

56.5% of residents of 02121 zip code speak English at home.
28.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% very well, 21% well, 21% not well, 8% not at all).
11.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% very well, 32% well, 11% not well, 5% not at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% very well, 21% well, 20% not well, 5% not at all).
3.0% of residents speak other language at home (54% very well, 38% well, 8% not well).

Foreign born population: 9,505 (32.9%)
(49.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

32.9%
Whole state:

16.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 41%Dominica
  • 16%Grenada
  • 8%Haiti
  • 5%Guatemala
  • 5%St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 5%Kenya
  • 2%West Indies
Most common first ancestries reported in 02121
  • 8%Haitian
  • 5%Cape Verdean
  • 5%Jamaican
  • 3%Somali
  • 2%West Indian
  • 1%African
  • 1%American
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,5322010 or later
  • 2,7112000 to 2009
  • 2,3251990 to 1999
  • 2,773Before 1990

Zip code 02121 topographic map

There are 82 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 02121.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BOSTON LATIN ACADEMY (205 TOWNSEND STREET in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035545
  • JEREMIAH E BURKE HIGH (60 WASHINGTON STREET in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035525
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • JOHN P HOLLAND (85 OLNEY STREET in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035167
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MID (77 LAWRENCE AVENUE in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035410
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • AB & W INCORPORATED (157 WASHINGTON ST. in BOSTON, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS
    Organizations: AB&W INC (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: A B & W INC
  • ATLAS ENGINEERING (10 CHENEY ST. in BOSTON, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: SHEET METALWORK
  • BOSTON CONVENTION & EXIBITION CENTER (348D STREET in BOSTON, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Alternative names: BOSTON CONVENTION CENTER
  • ZOO NEW ENGLAND (1 FRANKLIN PARK RD in DORCHESTER, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: ANIMAL SPECIALTY SERVICES, EXCEPT VETERINARY
    Alternative names: COMMONWEALTH ZOOL. C, FRANKLIN PARK ZOO, FRANKLIN PARK ZOO (ZOO NEW ENGLAND)
  • MCCOURT JOHN CO (28 WOLCOTT ST in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: JOHN MCCOURT CO (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • PARKMANS ARCO SERVICE (524 WARREN ST in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: CLYDE PARKMAN (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BLUE HILL CLEANERS (1110 BLUE HILL AVE in DORCHESTER, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
  • MOSES GARAGE & SERVICE CENTER (58 GENEVA AVE in BOSTON, MA)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: MOSES BORDERS (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • DORCHESTER (TOWN OF DORCHESTER in BOSTON, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Zip code 02121 marital status for males
Zip code 02121 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 61.5%Utility gas
  • 27.2%Electricity
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 25,602.

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

  • This state: 14,707
  • Northeast: 751
  • Midwest: 241
  • South: 2,314
  • West: 85

60% of the 02121 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 84% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Massachusetts.

90% of the 02121 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Boston, MA (02121)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 37
Here:

1.1%
Massachusetts:

8.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

0.6%
Massachusetts:

11.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 536
Here:

33.4%
Massachusetts:

47.7%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 74,926Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 74,291Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 62,291Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 61,336Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 56,062Legal occupations
  • 54,620Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • GENERAL AIR CONDITIONING & HEA (20 SEAVER ST in BOSTON, MA; small business) : $4,722,533 in 15 contracts from 2000 to 2006
    Contracts for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Office Buildings, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Heating and Cooling Plants, Construction of Structures and Facilities -- Government-Owned Government-Operated (GOGO) R&D Facilities, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Administrative Facilities and Service Buildings, and more by Air Force, Army, EPA, Navy, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $197,342; 2001: $0; 2002: $2,132,437; 2003: $236,000; 2004: $1,906,230; 2005: $52,524; 2006: $198,000.

    Biggest contracts:
    $2,132,437 with Air Force for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Office Buildings. Signed on 2002-09-30. Completion date: 2003-05-31.
    $1,894,800 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Heating and Cooling Plants. Signed on 2004-10-27. Completion date: 2005-06-30.
    $236,000 with EPA for Construction of Structures and Facilities -- Government-Owned Government-Operated (GOGO) R&D Facilities. Taking place in RI. Signed on 2003-09-15. Completion date: 2004-06-15.
    $198,000 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Administrative Facilities and Service Buildings. Signed on 2006-06-15. Completion date: 2006-08-04.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Other Individual and Family Services (100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 2 establishments, 10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 4 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (100-249: 1, 1-4: 7)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Investigation Services (100-249: 1)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Zoos and Botanical Gardens (100-249: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities (100-249: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 4)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Home Health Care Services (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: All Other Outpatient Care Centers (50-99: 1, 5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 33 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in halfway houses
  • 14 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 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 ORIGINATED55$271,793117$165,889114$232,36813$114,0193$729,06747$211,160
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$303,29316$196,54320$253,11810$57,9350$06$219,668
APPLICATIONS DENIED33$294,60481$133,763133$252,09432$56,1370$023$269,467
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$285,66231$151,95557$247,6699$152,7840$013$225,845
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$227,6449$191,95428$272,3482$43,3950$05$196,668
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$126,555
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$325,465
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$39,440
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 02121
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 02121 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 02121 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16370.7 years
James13069.7 years
Mary12674.9 years
William11272.6 years
Robert8066.2 years
Joseph7672.3 years
George6669.9 years
Charles6670.9 years
Elizabeth4274.9 years
Arthur4175.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 02121 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams9471.6 years
Jones7166.6 years
Smith6274.5 years
Johnson6271.2 years
Brown4873.1 years
Jackson4873.2 years
Harris4271.7 years
Davis4063.1 years
Thomas3373.1 years
Wilson3072.7 years
Businesses in zip code 02121
NameCountNameCount
Ashley Furniture1Dunkin Donuts1
Burger King1Stop & Shop1
CVS1
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