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02138 Zip Code (Cambridge, MA) Detailed Profile




Cities: Cambridge, MA (99.78%), Somerville, MA (0.15%), Belmont, MA (0.07%)
County: Middlesex County, MA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 38,923
Zip code population in 2010: 36,314
Zip code population in 2000: 35,407

Houses and condos: 16,006
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,793
% of renters here:

61%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 02138: 144.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 2.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 14,203 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 02138
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.5% ($4,809)
Massachusetts:

1.2% ($4,899)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,739 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,918 (0.5%)

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Males: 18,777  (48.2%)
Females: 20,146  (51.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 02138:

  • High school or higher: 100.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 90.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 60.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 02138:

  • Never married: 56.4%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

Zip code 02138 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 02138 (2019)
    • 24,93468.7%White
    • 5,38514.8%Asian
    • 2,2586.2%Black
    • 2,2456.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,2983.6%Two or more races
    • 1340.4%Some other race
    • 560.2%American Indian
    • 40.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $974,384
02138:

$974,384
Massachusetts:

$418,600
Median resident age:
This zip code:

29.7 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 02138, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $183,894 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$183,894
State:

$81,425

Salary/wage: $92,293 (reported on 81.6% of returns)
Here:

$92,293
State:

$64,752
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 75.3% for AGIs below $25k, 81.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 28.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $7,291 (reported on 54.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$7,291
Massachusetts:

$2,136
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $32,883 (reported on 42.9% of returns)
Here:

$32,883
State:

$9,473
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$121,793 (reported on 36.7% of returns)
Here:

+$121,793
State:

+$31,437
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 32.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$35,266 (reported on 22.3% of returns)
Here:

+$35,266
State:

+$20,662
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.3% for AGIs below $25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $56,229 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
02138:

$56,229
Massachusetts:

$18,892
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $27,165 (reported on 3.4% of returns)
02138:

$27,165
Massachusetts:

$20,669
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $68,007 (17% of AGI, reported on 38.5% of returns)
Here:

$68,007
State:

$28,907

Here:

16.7% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.8% for AGIs below $25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $26,054 (reported on 33.0% of returns)
Here:

$26,054
State:

$4,208
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $27,853 (reported on 38.3% of returns)
02138:

$27,853
State:

$13,303
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,161 (reported on 5.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,161
State:

$1,971
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 47.8%
Here:

48%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 40.6% for AGIs below $25k, 33.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 40.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 78.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 02138, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $108,010 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$108,010
State:

$62,877

Salary/wage: $63,770 (reported on 78.8% of returns)
Here:

$63,770
State:

$52,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 371.2% for AGIs below $10k, 73.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 36.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $6,030 (reported on 59.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$6,030
Massachusetts:

$1,945
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 29.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $15,469 (reported on 42.4% of returns)
Here:

$15,469
State:

$5,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 56.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$63,841 (reported on 36.0% of returns)
Here:

+$63,841
State:

+$20,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 27.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$28,113 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

+$28,113
State:

+$17,837
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.7% for AGIs below $10k, 5.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,942 (reported on 2.7% of returns)
02138:

$2,942
Massachusetts:

$3,100
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $17,857 (reported on 3.7% of returns)
Here:

$17,857
Massachusetts:

$14,516
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $37,078 (16% of AGI, reported on 39.4% of returns)
Here:

$37,078
State:

$22,573

Here:

16.3% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 104.0% for AGIs below $10k, 13.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $13,607 (5% of AGI, reported on 32.0% of returns)
Here:

$13,607
State:

$3,295

Here:

5.3% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $24,666 (reported on 81.6% of returns)
02138:

$24,666
State:

$11,494
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $853 (reported on 4.7% of returns)
Here:

$853
State:

$1,518

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 46.9%
Here:

47%
State:

58%
(% for various income ranges: 34.3% for AGIs below $10k, 37.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 40.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 49.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$109,862
Massachusetts:

$85,843
Cambridge, MA (02138) map Nearest zip codes: 02140, 02163, 02134, 02144, 02135, 02139.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

33.0%
Massachusetts:

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

8.1%
Massachusetts:

46.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 373
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 14,179


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 404 (342 now married, 65 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 12,890 (3,424 now married, 9,534 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 02138 with a mortgage: 3,295 (116 second mortgage, 409 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,327

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,996
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $927

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

9.5%
Whole state:

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

3.5%
Whole state:

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

6.0
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 02138: Harvard Observatory (A), Fresh Pond Municipal Golf Course (B), Fresh Pond Golf Course (C), Agassiz Community Center (D), Aggasiz House (E), Aiken Building (F), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (G), Ames Building (H), Andover Building (I), Andover-Harvard Theological Library (J), Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (K), Arthur M Sackler Museum (L), Austin Hall (M), Bakalar Library (N), Baker Alumni Center (O), Belfer Building (P), Blue Hill Meteorlogical Observatory Library (Q), Brattle Hall (R), Brattle Theatre (S), Buckingham Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Fresh Pond Shopping Center (1), Fresh Pond Mall Shopping Center (2), The Atrium Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 02138 include: Transcendental Meditation Center (A), Saint Pauls Catholic Church (B), Old Cambridge Baptist Church (C), Mormon Center (D), Memorial Church (E), Holy Trinity Armenian Church (F), Harvard Epworth United Methodist Church (G), First Unitarian Church (H), First Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Cambridge Cemetery (1), Burial Hill Cemetery (2), Old Burying Ground (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes: Blacks Nook (A), Fresh Pond (B), Lily Pond (C), Little Fresh Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 02138 include: John Bridge Statue (1), John F Kennedy Park (2), John Harvard Statue (3), Law School Yard (4), Library Park (5), Lusitania Field (6), Mayor Danehy Park (7), McNamee Square (8), New Yard (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Tourist attractions (not listed on the city page) : Cambridge Office for Tourism - Visitor Information (Harvard Square), Cambridge Carnival INT Inc (144 Mount Auburn Street).

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 4952014 or later
  • 4202010 to 2013
  • 5922000 to 2009
  • 5131990 to 1999
  • 7661980 to 1989
  • 1,1511970 to 1979
  • 1,3671960 to 1969
  • 7061950 to 1959
  • 9251940 to 1949
  • 8,9581939 or earlier

Zip code 02138 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cambridge, MA (02138)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cambridge, MA (02138)
  • 60no bedroom
  • 5811 bedroom
  • 1,8962 bedrooms
  • 1,6643 bedrooms
  • 7774 bedrooms
  • 6335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cambridge, MA (02138)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cambridge, MA (02138)
  • 1,042no bedroom
  • 3,5421 bedroom
  • 3,1242 bedrooms
  • 9783 bedrooms
  • 1614 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cambridge, MA (02138) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cambridge, MA (02138) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 465no vehicle
  • 2,9231 vehicle
  • 1,6872 vehicles
  • 3633 vehicles
  • 834 vehicles
  • 495+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cambridge, MA (02138) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cambridge, MA (02138) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,090no vehicle
  • 3,5391 vehicle
  • 1,0872 vehicles
  • 773 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 02138 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 02138 household income distribution in 2019
  • 971Less than $10,000
  • 323$10,000 to $14,999
  • 330$15,000 to $19,999
  • 190$20,000 to $24,999
  • 307$25,000 to $29,999
  • 429$30,000 to $34,999
  • 269$35,000 to $39,999
  • 415$40,000 to $44,999
  • 359$45,000 to $49,999
  • 595$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,007$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,466$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,564$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,040$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,786$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,774$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 02138

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 02138
  • 13Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 12$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6$60,000 to $69,999
  • 18$100,000 to $124,999
  • 28$150,000 to $174,999
  • 9$175,000 to $199,999
  • 86$200,000 to $249,999
  • 32$250,000 to $299,999
  • 234$300,000 to $399,999
  • 571$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,529$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,141$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1,134$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 460$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,117$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 02138

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 02138
  • 31Less than $100
  • 6$100 to $149
  • 28$150 to $199
  • 37$200 to $249
  • 31$250 to $299
  • 19$300 to $349
  • 20$350 to $399
  • 27$400 to $449
  • 22$450 to $499
  • 21$500 to $549
  • 4$550 to $599
  • 44$600 to $649
  • 82$650 to $699
  • 23$700 to $749
  • 4$750 to $799
  • 29$800 to $899
  • 52$900 to $999
  • 448$1,000 to $1,249
  • 339$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,415$1,500 to $1,999
  • 2,731$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,931$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,105$3,000 to $3,499
  • 263$3,500 or more
  • 280No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $2,320.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $814,170.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $1,550,610
  • Black or African American householders: $949,692
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $534,201
  • Asian householders: $1,068,403
  • Two or more races householders: $678,317
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $1,092,146

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $974,384
02138:

$974,384
Massachusetts:

$418,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $655,684 - $1,553,562

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $1,901,134
Here:

$1,901,134
State:

$507,994

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,196,152
Here:

$1,196,152
State:

$489,464

In 2-unit structures: $1,143,368
Here:

$1,143,368
State:

$533,120

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $855,564
Here:

$855,564
State:

$552,437

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $845,917
Here:

$845,917
State:

$518,368
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 02138
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,021
  • One, attached: 872
  • Two: 2,375
  • 3 or 4: 1,811
  • 5 to 9: 1,448
  • 10 to 19: 1,596
  • 20 to 49: 3,055
  • 50 or more: 3,044

Unemployment: 3.7%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02138

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02138
  • 28.2%5,977Drove a car alone
  • 3.8%802Carpooled
  • 6.6%1,407Bus or trolley bus
  • 12.7%2,684Streetcar or trolley car
  • 0.8%167Subway or elevated
  • 0.5%98Railroad
  • 0.5%111Taxi
  • 0.0%5Motorcycle
  • 6.8%1,439Bicycle
  • 28.0%5,939Walked
  • 1.2%260Other means
  • 10.9%2,305Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02138

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02138
  • 663Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,7415 to 9 minutes
  • 2,57510 to 14 minutes
  • 2,82015 to 19 minutes
  • 2,33520 to 24 minutes
  • 93425 to 29 minutes
  • 2,81230 to 34 minutes
  • 86635 to 39 minutes
  • 1,38740 to 44 minutes
  • 1,61245 to 59 minutes
  • 1,09560 to 89 minutes
  • 13390 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 02138:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 69.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 38,923
  • Male householders: 7,163 (2,398 living alone), Female householders: 7,266 (3,254 living alone)
  • 5,446 spouses (5,343 opposite-sex spouses), 1,189 unmarried partners, (1,129 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,793 children (4,551 natural, 213 adopted, 30 stepchildren), 106 grandchildren, 151 brothers or sisters, 170 parents, 43 foster children, 52 other relatives, 2,410 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 10,073 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,641 2-persons, 1,527 3-persons, 1,037 4-persons, 198 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 5,653 1-person, 1,917 2-persons, 461 3-persons, 67 4-persons, 11 6-persons

3,248 married couples with children.
656 single-parent households (261 men, 395 women).

69.0% of residents of 02138 zip code speak English at home.
6.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% very well, 11% well, 2% not well, 1% not at all).
11.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% very well, 10% well, 1% not well).
11.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% very well, 21% well, 2% not well).
2.7% of residents speak other language at home (92% very well, 6% well, 3% not well).

Foreign born population: 9,470 (24.3%)
(33.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

24.3%
Whole state:

17.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 8%Bangladesh
  • 6%Japan
  • 4%France
  • 3%Sweden
  • 2%Belgium
  • 2%Taiwan
  • 2%Nepal
Most common first ancestries reported in 02138
  • 7%European
  • 5%Irish
  • 5%American
  • 4%Italian
  • 3%German
  • 3%English
  • 3%Eastern European
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,7192010 or later
  • 2,2762000 to 2009
  • 1,1081990 to 1999
  • 1,481Before 1990

Zip code 02138 topographic map

There are 254 Internal Medicine Specialists 204 Psychologists 139 Social Workers 104 Psychiatry & Neurology Specialists 498 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 02138.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CAMBRIDGE RINDGE & LATIN HIGH SCHOOL (459 BROADWAY in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-049506
    Business SIC classification: NEWSPAPERS: PUBLISHING, OR PUBLISHING AND PRINTING
    Alternative names: CAMB RINDGE AND LATIN, CAMBRIDGE RIDGE_& LANE
  • E INK CORPORATION (733 CONCORD AVENUE in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: PRINTING INK
    Business NAICS classification: CARBON AND GRAPHITE PRODUCT MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: KEN TITLEBAUM (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • MARIA L. BALDWIN (28 SACRAMENTO STREET in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-049005
    Organizations: CAMBRIDGE (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • YOUVILLE HOSPITAL (1575 CAMBRIDGE ST in CAMBRIDGE, 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: GENERAL MEDICAL AND SURGICAL HOSPITALS
  • JOHN M TOBIN (197 VASSAL LANE in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-049065
    Organizations: CAMBRIDGE (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ECKEL INDUSTRIES INC (155 FAWCETT STREET in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: FABRICATED STRUCTURAL METAL
  • CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (MAIN LIB. ADDITIONS & RENOV. in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Organizations: CITY OF CAMBRIDGE (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
  • CAMBRIDGE W P P (FRESH POND RESERVOIR in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: WATER SUPPLY
    Organizations: CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPT. (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT, CAMBRIDGE WATER PURIFICATION
  • MOONEY ST AUTO CLINIC (51 MOONEY ST in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: CHARLES J MABARDY (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • WYETH RESEARCH (735 CONCORD AVE in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business NAICS classification: PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATION MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: BU: GENETICS INSTITUTE INC (CONTACT/OWNER) , PR: INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT (CONTACT/OWNER) , WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: GENETICS INSTITUTE INC, GENETICS INSTITUTE LLC
  • OMNIGENE BIOPRODUCTS INC (763D CONCORD AVE in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: THIRD SPINELLI WAY TRUST (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: OMNIGENE INC
  • MATRITECH INC (763 CONCORD AVE in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • CAMBRIDGE CEMETERY (76 COOLIDGE AVE in CAMBRIDGE, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: CITY OF CAMBRIDGE (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 02138 marital status for males
Zip code 02138 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 68.7%Utility gas
  • 16.0%Electricity
  • 8.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%No fuel used
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 33,841. Population change in the 1990s: +1,566 (+4.6%).

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

  • This state: 10,506
  • Northeast: 7,448
  • Midwest: 3,280
  • South: 3,561
  • West: 3,543

37% of the 02138 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Massachusetts.

79% of the 02138 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Cambridge, MA (02138)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 510
Here:

30.5%
Massachusetts:

8.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 149
Here:

25.2%
Massachusetts:

11.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,838
Here:

86.7%
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 ($)
  • 107,745Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 103,321Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 100,786Management occupations
  • 91,863Legal occupations
  • 80,885Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 79,060Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors

Companies with biggest federal contracts located in this zip code (CAMBRIDGE, MA):

  • CHARLES RIVER ANALYTICS INC (625 MOUNT AUBURN STREET; small business) : $50,040,771 in 281 contracts from 1999 to 2006
    Contracts for Other Research and Development -- Management and Support (R&D), Other Defense -- Management and Support (R&D), Defense Missile and Space Systems -- Advanced Development (R&D), Other Defense -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D), and more by Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $3,857,999; 2001: $5,918,009; 2002: $5,456,446; 2003: $6,597,622; 2004: $9,029,186; 2005: $10,793,894; 2006: $7,548,939.

    Biggest contracts:
    $998,823 with Air Force for Other Research and Development -- Management and Support (R&D). Signed on 2005-09-27. Completion date: 2007-01-09.
    $749,978 with Army for Other Defense -- Management and Support (R&D). Signed on 2001-12-10. Completion date: 2003-12-09.
    $749,742 with Army for Defense Missile and Space Systems -- Advanced Development (R&D). Signed on 2005-05-25. Completion date: 2007-05-25.
    $749,226 with Air Force for Other Defense -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2005-05-25. Completion date: 2007-05-19.
  • MAK TECHNOLOGIES INC (10 FAWCETT STREET; small business) : $24,685,301 in 142 contracts from 1999 to 2006
    Contracts for Services -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D), Other Defense -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D), ADP Software, Defense Electronics and Communication Equipment -- Basic Research (R&D), and more by Navy, Army, Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $4,421,924; 2001: $2,194,319; 2002: $1,556,800; 2003: $2,641,702; 2004: $2,821,011; 2005: $2,755,728; 2006: $625,166.

    Biggest contracts:
    $7,111,075 with Navy for Services -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 1999-12-03. Completion date: 2000-11-30.
    $874,500, same as above. Signed on 2000-03-21. Completion date: 2001-03-31.
    $829,937 with Navy for Other Defense -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2003-03-31. Completion date: 2003-11-01.
    $762,223 with Navy for Services -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2000-12-14. Completion date: 2001-12-31.
  • ICOSYSTEM CORPORATION (10 FAWCETT ST; small business) : $1,941,494 in 19 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Other Defense -- Basic Research (R&D), Other Defense -- Operational Systems Development (R&D), R&D-SVCS-COMERCLIZ, Other Defense -- Management and Support (R&D), and more by Navy, Air Force, Office of Policy, Management and Budget/Chief Financial Officer
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $169,276; 2003: $197,209; 2004: $693,828; 2005: $714,848; 2006: $166,333.

    Biggest contracts:
    $349,886 with Navy for Other Defense -- Basic Research (R&D). Signed on 2004-11-22. Completion date: 2005-10-31.
    $343,187 with Navy for Other Defense -- Operational Systems Development (R&D). Signed on 2005-11-18. Completion date: 2006-10-20.
    $160,000, same as above. Signed on 2005-04-13. Completion date: 2006-10-20.
    $133,455, same as above. Signed on 2006-05-30. Completion date: 2006-10-20.
  • BEACON INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS (30 SPINELLI PL; small business) : $1,855,785 in 11 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Other Research and Development -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D), Other Defense -- Management and Support (R&D), Other Defense -- Basic Research (R&D), Other Research and Development -- Basic Research (R&D) by Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $68,566; 2003: $1,328,005; 2004: $0; 2005: $289,942; 2006: $169,272.

    Biggest contracts:
    $600,000 with Navy for Other Research and Development -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2003-10-24. Completion date: 2004-10-23.
    $599,664, same as above. Signed on 2003-07-20. Completion date: 2004-01-18.
    $149,976, same as above. Signed on 2005-11-14. Completion date: 2005-05-01.
    $99,996 with Navy for Other Defense -- Management and Support (R&D). Signed on 2003-07-02. Completion date: 2003-12-01.
  • CAMBRIDGE COLLABORATIVE, INC (689 CONCORD AVE; small business) : $1,813,385 in 8 contracts from 1999 to 2005
    Contracts for Defense Missile and Space Systems -- Management and Support (R&D), Defense Ships -- Basic Research (R&D), Other Defense -- Operational Systems Development (R&D), ADP Components by Air Force, Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $670,063; 2001: $216,954; 2002: $693,825; 2003: $0; 2004: $69,982; 2005: $20,000; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $575,000 with Air Force for Defense Missile and Space Systems -- Management and Support (R&D). Signed on 2000-12-12. Completion date: 2003-03-19.
    $350,000, same as above. Signed on 2002-01-07. Completion date: 2003-03-19.
    $343,825, same as above. Signed on 2002-02-20. Completion date: 2003-03-19.
    $216,954, same as above. Signed on 2001-03-15. Completion date: 2003-03-19.
  • XANALOG CORPORATION (30 SPINELLI PL; small business) : $1,765,065 in 5 contracts from 2002 to 2004
    Contracts for Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Shop Specialized Equipment, Electrical and Electronic Properties Measuring and Testing Instruments, Physical Properties Testing and Inspection, Electrical and Electronic assemblies, Boards, Cards, and Associated Hardware, and more by Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $877,025; 2003: $251,000; 2004: $637,040; 2005: $0; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $823,500 with Navy for Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Shop Specialized Equipment. Signed on 2002-05-13. Completion date: 2003-02-08.
    $635,140 with Navy for Electrical and Electronic Properties Measuring and Testing Instruments. Signed on 2004-10-05. Completion date: 2006-03-06.
    $251,000 with Navy for Physical Properties Testing and Inspection. Signed on 2003-10-08. Completion date: 2004-04-22.
    $53,525 with Navy for Electrical and Electronic assemblies, Boards, Cards, and Associated Hardware. Signed on 2002-12-31. Completion date: 2003-03-28.
  • ANNISTECH (12 ELIOT ST; small business) : $1,757,338 in 8 contracts from 1999 to 2001
    Contracts for Other Research and Development -- Basic Research (R&D) by Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $839,243; 2001: $843,095; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $0; 2005: $0; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $470,757 with Navy for Other Research and Development -- Basic Research (R&D). Signed on 2001-06-14. Completion date: 2001-11-30.
    $400,000, same as above. Signed on 2000-08-31. Completion date: 2001-05-04.
    $389,243, same as above. Signed on 2000-12-19. Completion date: 2001-05-22.
    $252,191, same as above. Signed on 2001-10-18. Completion date: 2001-11-30.
  • LIVEDATA, INC (1030 MASSACHUSETTS AVE STE; small business) : $1,614,200 in 11 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Other Medical -- Basic Research (R&D), ADP Software, , Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Automatic Data Processing Equipment (Including Firmware), Software, Supplies and Support Equipment by Army, ENERGY, Department of, Bureau of Reclamation
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $202,000; 2003: $69,837; 2004: $594,847; 2005: $744,816; 2006: $2,700.

    Biggest contracts:
    $700,916 with Army for Other Medical -- Basic Research (R&D). Signed on 2005-12-21. Completion date: 2004-07-10.
    $528,647, same as above. Signed on 2004-10-27. Completion date: 2004-07-10.
    $202,000 with ENERGY, Department of for ADP Software. Signed on 2002-08-15. Completion date: 2003-08-15.
    $69,837 with Army for Other Medical -- Basic Research (R&D). Signed on 2003-12-08. Completion date: 2004-07-10.
  • BBN CORPORATION (10 MOULTON STREET) : $699,504 in 2 contracts from 2000 to 2001
    $585,000 with Army for Other Research and Development -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2000-05-16. Completion date: 2001-03-31.
    $114,504, same as above. Signed on 2001-03-06. Completion date: 2001-03-31.
  • HARVARD COLLEGE, PRESIDENT & F (1350 MASS AVE) : $631,655 in 4 contracts from 2000 to 2001
    $189,436 with Army for Other Medical -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2001-12-13. Completion date: 2004-11-14.
    $184,265 with Army for Other Medical -- Advanced Development (R&D). Signed on 2000-10-20. Completion date: 2004-11-14.
    $182,219 with Army for Other Medical -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2000-02-16. Completion date: 2004-11-14.
    $75,735, same as above. Signed on 2001-04-27. Completion date: 2004-11-14.

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

  • Educational Services: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (over 1000 employees: 2 establishments, 250-499 employees: 1 establishment, 100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 50-99 employees: 2 establishments, 20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249: 2, 50-99: 7, 20-49: 24, 10-19: 5, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 17)
  • Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (250-499: 1, 100-249: 1, 50-99: 2, 20-49: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (100-249: 2, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 8, 5-9: 10, 1-4: 40)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities (250-499: 1, 100-249: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 4)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 3, 50-99: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Temporary Help Services (100-249: 3)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Architectural Services (50-99: 4, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 9, 1-4: 12)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (50-99: 3, 20-49: 3, 10-19: 5, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 13)

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:

  • 9,588 people in college/university student housing
  • 256 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 204 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 55 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 8,766 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 119 people in religious group quarters
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 82 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • 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 2012:

  • 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: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 12 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 ORIGINATED9$496,457427$400,3131,452$348,46474$297,08912$1,654,993146$344,921
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$031$388,80979$437,2993$737,1430$09$651,659
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$200,59146$454,995275$381,54714$165,7760$046$310,299
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$357,60551$491,898151$348,1346$245,7802$5,595,00015$560,645
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$246,4256$792,75774$355,7552$93,2500$08$286,385
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED39$324,23924$302,462
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$270,8906$373,082
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$366,6200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$299,4272$390,665
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 02138
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 02138 - 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 fire incidents per year is 298. The highest number of fires - 411 took place in 2016, and the least - 112 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 02138 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (86.4%), and Outside Fires (11.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 02138
    • 4,37286.4%Structure Fires
    • 55911.0%Outside Fires
    • 961.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 360.7%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 02138, Massachusetts

Most common first names in zip code 02138 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary50083.2 years
John31176.6 years
Margaret23682.8 years
Helen19381.7 years
William18977.9 years
James15676.6 years
Joseph15474.4 years
Catherine13383.6 years
Elizabeth13280.9 years
Anna12784.1 years
Most common last names in zip code 02138 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sullivan8877.7 years
Murphy5979.6 years
Smith5282.3 years
Johnson4278.3 years
Mahoney3879.0 years
Mccarthy3877.9 years
Brown3582.5 years
Kelley3477.6 years
Walsh3478.2 years
White3080.2 years
Businesses in zip code 02138
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
ALDO1New Balance3
AT&T1Nike1
Ann Taylor1Pac Sun1
Baskin-Robbins1PetSmart1
Ben & Jerry's1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Best Western1RadioShack2
Blockbuster1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Shaw's1
CVS2Sheraton1
Chipotle2Staples2
Circle K1Starbucks5
Crate & Barrel1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts4T.J.Maxx1
FedEx9Trader Joe's1
GNC2True Value1
Gap1UPS9
Honda1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York3Whole Foods Market1
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