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02121 Zip Code (Boston, MA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2019: 30,487
Zip code population in 2010: 25,978
Zip code population in 2000: 25,057

Houses and condos: 12,048
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,366
% of renters here:

77%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 02121: 152.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 17,468 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 02121
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.5% ($2,526)
Massachusetts:

1.2% ($4,899)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,477 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,673 (0.5%)

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Males: 14,294  (46.9%)
Females: 16,193  (53.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 02121:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 02121:

  • Never married: 53.1%
  • Now married: 25.5%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 02121 (2019)
    • 16,93065.2%Black
    • 7,10727.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7052.7%Two or more races
    • 4561.8%White
    • 4751.8%Some other race
    • 1900.7%Asian
    • 1110.4%American Indian
    • 40.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $552,984
02121:

$552,984
Massachusetts:

$418,600



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 50 registered sex offenders living in 02121 zip code as of November 30, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 02121 is 569 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

33.3 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 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 2019:
This zip code:

$33,984
Massachusetts:

$85,843
Boston, MA (02121) map Nearest zip codes: 02119, 02124, 02120, 02130, 02125, 02126.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

44.8%
Massachusetts:

44.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.3%
Massachusetts:

46.7%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,855
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,705


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 90 (39 now married, 50 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 7,725 (1,579 now married, 6,202 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 02121 with a mortgage: 1,707 (53 second mortgage, 134 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 743

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,281
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $919

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

29.5%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

17.6%
Whole state:

5.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0
  • 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)
  • 1072014 or later
  • 2692010 to 2013
  • 5342000 to 2009
  • 4451990 to 1999
  • 7151980 to 1989
  • 7891970 to 1979
  • 9381960 to 1969
  • 8831950 to 1959
  • 6841940 to 1949
  • 6,4721939 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)
  • 11no bedroom
  • 1241 bedroom
  • 5452 bedrooms
  • 8803 bedrooms
  • 4964 bedrooms
  • 4105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston, MA (02121)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston, MA (02121)
  • 158no bedroom
  • 1,3101 bedroom
  • 3,3092 bedrooms
  • 2,3883 bedrooms
  • 8684 bedrooms
  • 2885+ 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
  • 428no vehicle
  • 9491 vehicle
  • 6452 vehicles
  • 2753 vehicles
  • 1214 vehicles
  • 255+ 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
  • 4,196no vehicle
  • 3,1851 vehicle
  • 8012 vehicles
  • 1403 vehicles
  • 604 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 02121 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 02121 household income distribution in 2019
  • 1,645Less than $10,000
  • 1,116$10,000 to $14,999
  • 655$15,000 to $19,999
  • 587$20,000 to $24,999
  • 563$25,000 to $29,999
  • 860$30,000 to $34,999
  • 368$35,000 to $39,999
  • 235$40,000 to $44,999
  • 363$45,000 to $49,999
  • 647$50,000 to $59,999
  • 769$60,000 to $74,999
  • 852$75,000 to $99,999
  • 739$100,000 to $124,999
  • 421$125,000 to $149,999
  • 420$150,000 to $199,999
  • 350$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 02121

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 02121
  • 22Less than $10,000
  • 18$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3$25,000 to $29,999
  • 10$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8$125,000 to $149,999
  • 25$150,000 to $174,999
  • 74$175,000 to $199,999
  • 212$200,000 to $249,999
  • 39$250,000 to $299,999
  • 486$300,000 to $399,999
  • 412$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,002$500,000 to $749,999
  • 195$750,000 to $999,999
  • 74$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 136$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 02121

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 02121
  • 216Less than $100
  • 117$100 to $149
  • 506$150 to $199
  • 535$200 to $249
  • 343$250 to $299
  • 348$300 to $349
  • 142$350 to $399
  • 372$400 to $449
  • 118$450 to $499
  • 183$500 to $549
  • 239$550 to $599
  • 118$600 to $649
  • 151$650 to $699
  • 344$700 to $749
  • 110$750 to $799
  • 233$800 to $899
  • 162$900 to $999
  • 1,098$1,000 to $1,249
  • 952$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,493$1,500 to $1,999
  • 439$2,000 to $2,499
  • 56$2,500 to $2,999
  • 52$3,000 to $3,499
  • 111No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,014.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $816,512.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $268,782
  • Black or African American householders: $456,536
  • Asian householders: $680,270
  • Some other race householders: $566,891
  • Two or more races householders: $642,477
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $505,516

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $552,984
02121:

$552,984
Massachusetts:

$418,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $386,033 - $721,110

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $661,338
Here:

$661,338
State:

$507,994

Townhouses or other attached units: $928,959
Here:

$928,959
State:

$489,464

In 2-unit structures: $755,864
Here:

$755,864
State:

$533,120

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $735,651
Here:

$735,651
State:

$552,437

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $963,162
Here:

$963,162
State:

$518,368

Mobile homes: $154,570
Here:

$154,570
State:

$103,666
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: 722
  • One, attached: 472
  • Two: 2,531
  • 3 or 4: 4,386
  • 5 to 9: 2,022
  • 10 to 19: 1,318
  • 20 to 49: 375
  • 50 or more: 128
  • Mobile homes: 11

Unemployment: 9.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02121

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02121
  • 40.6%5,330Drove a car alone
  • 8.4%1,099Carpooled
  • 31.3%4,106Bus or trolley bus
  • 8.8%1,157Streetcar or trolley car
  • 0.4%54Railroad
  • 0.3%43Ferryboat
  • 0.4%57Taxi
  • 0.9%123Bicycle
  • 4.3%567Walked
  • 1.3%166Other means
  • 1.7%226Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02121

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02121
  • 122Less than 5 minutes
  • 5705 to 9 minutes
  • 99210 to 14 minutes
  • 1,26415 to 19 minutes
  • 1,26020 to 24 minutes
  • 26525 to 29 minutes
  • 3,31130 to 34 minutes
  • 44435 to 39 minutes
  • 85340 to 44 minutes
  • 1,71745 to 59 minutes
  • 1,56860 to 89 minutes
  • 46490 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 02121:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 80.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,487
  • Male householders: 3,733 (1,489 living alone), Female householders: 7,113 (2,178 living alone)
  • 1,746 spouses (1,724 opposite-sex spouses), 514 unmarried partners, (514 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,795 children (10,430 natural, 157 adopted, 200 stepchildren), 1,035 grandchildren, 1,202 brothers or sisters, 1,267 parents, 27 foster children, 1,270 other relatives, 1,718 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 95 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,238 2-persons, 1,972 3-persons, 1,001 4-persons, 560 5-persons, 351 6-persons, 372 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,668 1-person, 412 2-persons, 134 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 58 5-persons, 67 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons

2,067 married couples with children.
4,324 single-parent households (870 men, 3,454 women).

55.7% of residents of 02121 zip code speak English at home.
29.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% very well, 23% well, 19% not well, 9% not at all).
9.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% very well, 27% well, 14% not well, 4% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% very well, 34% not well).
4.4% of residents speak other language at home (48% very well, 39% well, 12% not well, 1% not at all).

Foreign born population: 10,566 (34.7%)
(53.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

34.7%
Whole state:

17.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 32%Dominica
  • 14%Grenada
  • 9%Haiti
  • 8%St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 6%Guatemala
  • 4%Kenya
  • 2%Ghana
Most common first ancestries reported in 02121
  • 7%Haitian
  • 6%Jamaican
  • 3%Trinidadian and Tobagonian
  • 3%Somali
  • 2%Cape Verdean
  • 2%African
  • 2%American
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,0522010 or later
  • 2,7872000 to 2009
  • 2,5661990 to 1999
  • 3,302Before 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: 0.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 62.5%Utility gas
  • 27.6%Electricity
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 25,602.

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

  • This state: 14,540
  • Northeast: 916
  • Midwest: 248
  • South: 2,353
  • West: 21

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.

92% of the 02121 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% 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): 36
Here:

0.9%
Massachusetts:

8.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

0.6%
Massachusetts:

11.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 519
Here:

35.8%
Massachusetts:

47.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 105,797Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 78,117Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 75,494Business and financial operations occupations
  • 73,661Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 62,405Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 59,511Law enforcement workers including supervisors

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 276. The highest number of reported fires - 368 took place in 2014, and the least - 142 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 02121 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (74.9%), and Outside Fires (13.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 02121
    • 3,51074.9%Structure Fires
    • 64813.8%Outside Fires
    • 3878.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1403.0%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 02121, Massachusetts

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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