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02131 Zip Code (Boston, MA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2022: 31,626
Zip code population in 2010: 29,826
Zip code population in 2000: 32,527

Houses and condos: 13,284
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,748
% of renters here:

45%
State:

38%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 02131: 135.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 2.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 12,199 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 02131
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2022:
This zip code:

0.5% ($3,006)
Massachusetts:

1.0% ($5,536)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,014 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,990 (0.5%)

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Males: 15,264  (48.3%)
Females: 16,362  (51.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 02131:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 02131:

  • Never married: 40.4%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

Zip code 02131 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 02131 (2022)
    • 15,65649.5%White
    • 7,13322.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,75021.3%Black
    • 1,2033.8%Two or more races
    • 6832.2%Asian
    • 1920.6%Some other race
    • 40.01%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2022: $664,204
02131:

$664,204
Massachusetts:

$534,700



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in 02131 zip code as of April 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 02131 is 1,568 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

39.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

40.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Massachusetts:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 02131, filed in 2021:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $74,243 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$74,243
State:

$105,130

Salary/wage: $69,029 (reported on 84.8% of returns)
Here:

$69,029
State:

$82,951
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1142.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3783.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6952.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11061.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21111.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 68703.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $938 (reported on 31.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$938
Massachusetts:

$2,361
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.0% for AGIs below $25k, 15.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 27.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 89.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 479.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,836 (reported on 19.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,836
State:

$10,365
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.5% for AGIs below $25k, 24.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 45.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 111.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 256.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1364.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$11,191 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$11,191
State:

+$48,178
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.5% for AGIs below $25k, 23.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 135.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 476.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5493.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$14,574 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

+$14,574
State:

+$20,792
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 135.3% for AGIs below $25k, 164.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 240.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 369.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 940.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3460.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $18,838 (reported on 5.4% of returns)
02131:

$18,838
Massachusetts:

$22,790
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 36.9% for AGIs below $25k, 49.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 99.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 191.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 425.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1058.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employed (Keogh) retirement plans: $17,500 (reported on 1.0% of returns)
02131:

$17,500
Massachusetts:

$26,868
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 430.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $27,558 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

$27,558
State:

$36,722
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 65.2% for AGIs below $25k, 128.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 231.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 570.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1336.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4525.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,630 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

$5,630
State:

$12,529
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 13.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 31.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 175.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1091.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,739 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
02131:

$7,739
State:

$8,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.0% for AGIs below $25k, 20.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 171.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 433.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1241.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,983 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,983
State:

$1,909
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 83.2% for AGIs below $25k, 54.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 91.3%
Here:

91%
State:

92%
(% for various income ranges: 88.4% for AGIs below $25k, 91.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 92.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 91.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 93.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 94.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 02131, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $52,324 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$52,324
State:

$81,425

Salary/wage: $49,654 (reported on 88.4% of returns)
Here:

$49,654
State:

$64,752
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.7% for AGIs below $25k, 87.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 87.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 67.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $768 (reported on 31.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$768
Massachusetts:

$2,136
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,789 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,789
State:

$9,473
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$6,770 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

+$6,770
State:

+$31,437
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,142 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

+$13,142
State:

+$20,662
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,572 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
02131:

$11,572
Massachusetts:

$18,892
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $13,264 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
02131:

$13,264
Massachusetts:

$20,669
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,423 (20% of AGI, reported on 30.2% of returns)
Here:

$19,423
State:

$28,907

Here:

19.9% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $25k, 7.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,283 (reported on 24.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,283
State:

$4,208
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,005 (reported on 30.2% of returns)
02131:

$7,005
State:

$13,303
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,068 (reported on 17.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,068
State:

$1,971
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 54.4%
Here:

54%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 54.5% for AGIs below $25k, 51.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 64.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 02131, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $43,201 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,201
State:

$62,877

Salary/wage: $42,040 (reported on 87.2% of returns)
Here:

$42,040
State:

$52,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 91.2% for AGIs below $10k, 79.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 88.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 79.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,017 (reported on 45.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,017
Massachusetts:

$1,945
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,530 (reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,530
State:

$5,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,655 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,655
State:

+$20,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,292 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

+$11,292
State:

+$17,837
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.7% for AGIs below $10k, 7.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,620 (reported on 2.2% of returns)
02131:

$2,620
Massachusetts:

$3,100
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $9,042 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$9,042
Massachusetts:

$14,516
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,461 (23% of AGI, reported on 33.5% of returns)
Here:

$17,461
State:

$22,573

Here:

23.3% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.6% for AGIs below $10k, 10.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,124 (3% of AGI, reported on 29.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,124
State:

$3,295

Here:

2.7% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,202 (reported on 76.9% of returns)
02131:

$6,202
State:

$11,494
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,681 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,681
State:

$1,518

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 56.1%
Here:

56%
State:

58%
(% for various income ranges: 50.0% for AGIs below $10k, 57.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 54.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2022:
This zip code:

$99,443
Massachusetts:

$94,488
Boston, MA (02131) map Nearest zip codes: 02130, 02136, 02126, 02132, 02467, 02445.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.2%
Massachusetts:

43.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.1%
Massachusetts:

45.2%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,673
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 10,089


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 356 (317 now married, 47 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 7,699 (2,982 now married, 4,707 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 02131 with a mortgage: 4,967 (667 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 595 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 130

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,526
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $696

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

10.4%
Whole state:

10.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

5.3%
Whole state:

5.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.0
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 02131: Roslindale Village Station (A), Bellevue Station (B), Healy Playground (C), Fallon Field (D), Arnold Arboretum Horticulture Library (E), Boston Fire Department Station 53 Rosindale (F), Hebrew Senior Life Center (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Legion Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 02131 include: Tabernacle Baptist Congregation (A), Saint Anna Orthodox Church (B), Russian Orthodox Christian Church of the Epiphany (C), Roslindale Congregational Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stony Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Parks in zip code 02131 include: Joyce Kilmer Park (1), Arnold Arboretum (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Costa Worldwide Travel (Tours & Charters; 56 Selwyn Street Suite 2).

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02020 or later
  • 6062010 to 2019
  • 4612000 to 2009
  • 5611990 to 1999
  • 8511980 to 1989
  • 7711970 to 1979
  • 1,0671960 to 1969
  • 1,3021950 to 1959
  • 8421940 to 1949
  • 6,6591939 or earlier

Zip code 02131 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Boston, MA (02131)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Boston, MA (02131)
  • 35no bedroom
  • 2581 bedroom
  • 1,8412 bedrooms
  • 2,9753 bedrooms
  • 1,4324 bedrooms
  • 3545+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston, MA (02131)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston, MA (02131)
  • 349no bedroom
  • 9441 bedroom
  • 2,5582 bedrooms
  • 1,7033 bedrooms
  • 2034 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02131) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02131) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 301no vehicle
  • 3,1291 vehicle
  • 2,6962 vehicles
  • 4993 vehicles
  • 2194 vehicles
  • 875+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02131) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02131) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,334no vehicle
  • 3,1791 vehicle
  • 9422 vehicles
  • 2383 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

  • Zip code 02131 household income distribution in 2022

  • Zip code 02131 household income distribution in 2022
  • 640Less than $10,000
  • 444$10,000 to $14,999
  • 397$15,000 to $19,999
  • 299$20,000 to $24,999
  • 362$25,000 to $29,999
  • 277$30,000 to $34,999
  • 328$35,000 to $39,999
  • 270$40,000 to $44,999
  • 246$45,000 to $49,999
  • 543$50,000 to $59,999
  • 857$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,558$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,342$100,000 to $124,999
  • 836$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,556$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,639$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 02131

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 02131
  • 137Less than $10,000
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$50,000 to $59,999
  • 12$80,000 to $89,999
  • 9$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3$150,000 to $174,999
  • 15$175,000 to $199,999
  • 73$200,000 to $249,999
  • 96$250,000 to $299,999
  • 474$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,124$400,000 to $499,999
  • 3,523$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,485$750,000 to $999,999
  • 174$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 105$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 61$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 02131

  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 02131
  • 69Less than $100
  • 12$100 to $149
  • 68$150 to $199
  • 122$200 to $249
  • 164$250 to $299
  • 107$300 to $349
  • 92$350 to $399
  • 83$400 to $449
  • 42$450 to $499
  • 130$500 to $549
  • 145$550 to $599
  • 131$600 to $649
  • 17$650 to $699
  • 65$700 to $749
  • 25$750 to $799
  • 109$800 to $899
  • 74$900 to $999
  • 362$1,000 to $1,249
  • 564$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,398$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,137$2,000 to $2,499
  • 370$2,500 to $2,999
  • 146$3,000 to $3,499
  • 117$3,500 or more
  • 161No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,874.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $528,820.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2022 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $647,325
  • Black or African American householders: $593,381
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $281,302
  • Asian householders: $534,804
  • Some other race householders: $706,233
  • Two or more races householders: $593,712
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $634,418

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $664,204
02131:

$664,204
Massachusetts:

$534,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $506,822 - $783,298

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $729,214
Here:

$729,214
State:

$651,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $458,763
Here:

$458,763
State:

$617,749

In 2-unit structures: $1,037,961
Here:

$1,037,961
State:

$594,808

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,567,432
Here:

$1,567,432
State:

$601,912

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $316,199
Here:

$316,199
State:

$555,768
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 02131
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,255
  • One, attached: 1,304
  • Two: 3,054
  • 3 or 4: 2,251
  • 5 to 9: 928
  • 10 to 19: 630
  • 20 to 49: 367
  • 50 or more: 494
  • Mobile homes: 9

Unemployment: 3.7%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02131

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02131
  • 52.0%9,118Drove a car alone
  • 4.3%753Carpooled
  • 6.1%1,066Bus or trolley bus
  • 8.0%1,402Streetcar or trolley car
  • 1.8%320Subway or elevated
  • 0.3%60Taxi
  • 2.3%403Bicycle
  • 3.1%549Walked
  • 1.3%224Other means
  • 19.3%3,383Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02131

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02131
  • 180Less than 5 minutes
  • 4045 to 9 minutes
  • 80710 to 14 minutes
  • 1,67215 to 19 minutes
  • 1,57020 to 24 minutes
  • 1,01625 to 29 minutes
  • 2,58430 to 34 minutes
  • 59135 to 39 minutes
  • 1,19240 to 44 minutes
  • 2,38445 to 59 minutes
  • 1,54560 to 89 minutes
  • 23290 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 02131:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 73.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,626
  • Male householders: 5,569 (1,538 living alone), Female householders: 7,070 (1,969 living alone)
  • 5,061 spouses (4,661 opposite-sex spouses), 842 unmarried partners, (747 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,081 children (8,688 natural, 228 adopted, 170 stepchildren), 343 grandchildren, 759 brothers or sisters, 604 parents, 13 foster children, 797 other relatives, 1,079 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 469 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,351 2-persons, 2,330 3-persons, 1,713 4-persons, 472 5-persons, 201 6-persons, 104 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,506 1-person, 741 2-persons, 102 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 35 5-persons, 40 6-persons

3,842 married couples with children.
1,951 single-parent households (528 men, 1,423 women).

65.7% of residents of 02131 zip code speak English at home.
18.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% very well, 23% well, 21% not well, 9% not at all).
11.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% very well, 28% well, 16% not well, 4% not at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% very well, 22% well, 7% not well, 8% not at all).
2.7% of residents speak other language at home (63% very well, 34% well, 3% not well).

Foreign born population: 8,408 (26.6%)
(66.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

26.6%
Whole state:

18.0%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 24%Dominica
  • 22%Grenada
  • 5%Chile
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 3%Bolivia
  • 2%Haiti
  • 2%Honduras
Most common first ancestries reported in 02131
  • 10%Haitian
  • 10%Irish
  • 4%English
  • 4%Italian
  • 3%American
  • 2%Greek
  • 2%German
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,6602010 or later
  • 1,5192000 to 2009
  • 1,9761990 to 1999
  • 3,106Before 1990

Zip code 02131 topographic map

Public elementary/middle schools in in zip code 02131 not listed on the city page:

  • WASHINGTON IRVING MIDDLE (Students: 691, Location: 105 CUMMINS HWY, Grades: 6-8)
  • CHARLES SUMNER (Students: 510, Location: 15 BASILE STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • DENNIS C HALEY (Students: 293, Location: 570 AMERICAN LEGION HWY, Grades: PK-7)
  • PHINEAS BATES (Students: 280, Location: 426 BEECH STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • GEORGE H CONLEY (Students: 192, Location: 450 POPLAR STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • JOHN D PHILBRICK (Students: 144, Location: 40 PHILBRICK STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • MOZART (Students: 144, Location: 236 BEECH STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • BROOKE CHARTER SCHOOL ROSLINDALE (Location: 190 CUMMINS HIGHWAY, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle school in in this zip code not listed on the city page:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 358, Location: 1035 CANTERBURY ST, Grades: PK-8)

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ALDRICH CLEANERS (207 BELGRADE AVENUE in BOSTON, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: GARMENT PRESSING, AND AGENTS FOR LAUNDRIES AND DRYCLEANERS
    Alternative names: OWNER/OPERATOR
  • MOZART (236 BEECH STREET in ROSLINDALE, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035237
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • JOHN D PHILBRICK (40 PHILBRICK STREET in ROSLINDALE, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035172
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ACCURATE RADIATOR SERVICE INC (1452 CENTER ST in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR.
  • AGM LLC DBA ROSLINDALE SHELL (4139 WASHINGTON ST in ROSLINDALE, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: GEORGE MANTAS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MOTIVA ENTERPRISES LLC TEXACO SERV STA
  • ARTHURS MOBIL (753 AMERICAN LEGION HWY in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: ARTHUR LIOLIOS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ARTHURS CITGO
  • AUTOZONE 5076 (660 AMERICAN LEGION HWY in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: RITE AID CORPORATION (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AMERICAN DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS, AUTOZONE #5076 DBA
  • DONNA K CLEANERS INC (636 HYDEPARK AVE in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • KWIK LUBE INC (4275 WASHINGTON ST in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: HEATING OIL DEALERS.; ALL OTHER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
    Organizations: KAI & JENNIFER DAFELDECKER (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ARCHDALE VILLAGE HOUSING (150 BROOKWAY ROAD in BOSTON, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: ADMINISTRATION OF HOUSING PROGRAMS
    Alternative names: BHA ARCHDALE, BHA GENERAL COUNSEL
  • BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY ROSLYN APTS (1 CLIFFMONT STREET in BOSTON, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: ADMINISTRATION OF HOUSING PROGRAMS
    Alternative names: BHA - ROSLYN APTS., BOSTON HOUSING AUTH.
  • BROOKS PHARMACY 566 (4600 WASHINGTON ST 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: DKT ASSOCIATES (CONTACT/OWNER) , PJC REALTY CO INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BUSY BEE CLEANERS (4381 WASHINGTON ST in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: LARRY GIANNAKOPOULOS (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 02131 marital status for males
Zip code 02131 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 71.8%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 11.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood

Population in 1990: 32,677.

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

  • This state: 16,087
  • Northeast: 3,417
  • Midwest: 955
  • South: 1,084
  • West: 749

62% of the 02131 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Massachusetts.

90% of the 02131 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, 27% 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, 6% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Boston, MA (02131)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 449
Here:

17.4%
Massachusetts:

10.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 195
Here:

13.7%
Massachusetts:

12.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 578
Here:

40.2%
Massachusetts:

51.2%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Class of Workers in 2022
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 168,874Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 125,518Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 113,312Management occupations
  • 109,103Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 89,609Business and financial operations occupations
  • 85,247Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • SHARI HALLAS (69 CLIFFMONT ST in ROSLINDALE, MA; small business) : $91,700 in 5 contracts from 2004 to 2006
    Contracts for Technical Assistance by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $24,900; 2005: $41,900; 2006: $24,900.

    Biggest contracts:
    $24,900 with Army for Technical Assistance. Signed on 2006-05-17. Completion date: 2007-06-05.
    $24,900, same as above. Signed on 2005-03-17. Completion date: 2006-03-27.
    $24,900, same as above. Signed on 2004-06-04. Completion date: 2005-06-13.
    $24,000, same as above. Signed on 2005-11-07. Completion date: 2006-11-20.
  • AMICO, JOHN (1066 CANTERBURY ST in ROSLINDALE, MA; small business)
    $17,060 with Army for Reserve Training (Military). Signed on 2005-08-03. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
  • M & R CLEANING SERVICES INC (450 HYDE PARK AVE in ROSLINDALE, MA; small business)
    $3,600 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2004-01-21. Completion date: 2005-02-28.
  • JAR VENTURES (206 BLUE LEDGE DRIVE in BOSTON, MA; small business)
    $851 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Communications Services. Taking place in FL. Signed on 2001-11-20. Completion date: 2001-11-19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (over 1000 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Caterers (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 4, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 14)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 6)
  • Construction: Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction (100-249: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (100-249: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (20-49: 3, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 2)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (20-49: 3, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 9)

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:

  • 312 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 193 people in state prisons
  • 80 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 696 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 696 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 97 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 30 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • 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 7 full and 14 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED85$298,476369$223,7881,073$259,74450$102,6552$831,77059$225,1701$338,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$245,57214$227,88856$282,6307$99,5730$02$156,5300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$302,40258$192,186299$293,71741$98,1472$5,210,12022$278,2571$93,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$321,96839$247,014195$277,3696$291,1980$019$265,5370$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$247,80813$116,00174$284,9843$35,5800$03$172,9330$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 14 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$301,89529$324,759
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$304,4285$285,828
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$275,3659$291,119
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$256,7580$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 02131
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 02131 - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 149. The highest number of fire incidents - 191 took place in 2010, and the least - 105 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 02131 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (55.0%), and Outside Fires (29.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 02131
    • 1,39855.0%Structure Fires
    • 74029.1%Outside Fires
    • 28011.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1234.8%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 02131, Massachusetts

Most common first names in zip code 02131 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary69381.6 years
John50273.7 years
Joseph32777.5 years
William28673.2 years
Rose28587.2 years
Anna26084.7 years
Margaret23880.3 years
James23274.0 years
Helen20079.9 years
Thomas17072.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 02131 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cohen11788.7 years
Walsh6875.5 years
Murphy6276.4 years
Miller6183.8 years
Levine5387.9 years
Sullivan5378.4 years
Smith5276.6 years
Goldberg5189.4 years
Mccarthy4974.3 years
Burke4376.9 years
Businesses in zip code 02131
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
AT&T1Payless1
Ace Hardware1Penske1
Advance Auto Parts1Popeyes1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Burger King1Staples1
CVS1Stop & Shop1
Circle K2T-Mobile2
Dunkin Donuts3U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS1
KFC1Wendy's1
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