02144 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 23,854
Zip code population in 2010: 23,891
Zip code population in 2000: 25,058

Houses and condos: 10,758
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,745
% of renters here:

64%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 02144: 139.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 22,047 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

0.9% ($4,896)
Massachusetts:

1.2% ($3,955)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,620 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,244 (0.9%)

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Males: 11,143  (46.7%)
Females: 12,711  (53.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 02144:

For population 15 years and over in 02144:

Zip code 02144 compared to state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 02144

  • Zip code 02144 races chart
    • 19,377White population
    • 1,149Black population
    • 28American Indian population
    • 1,548Asian population
    • 3Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 103Some other race population
    • 552Two or more races population
    • 1,131Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $526,400
02144:

$526,400
Massachusetts:

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

30.7 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 02144, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $66,887 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$66,887
State:

$81,425

Salary/wage: $61,537 (reported on 89.5% of returns)
Here:

$61,537
State:

$64,752
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.7% for AGIs below $25k, 89.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 89.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 86.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 66.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,000 (reported on 44.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,000
Massachusetts:

$2,136
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,364 (reported on 28.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,364
State:

$9,473
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,699 (reported on 21.2% of returns)
Here:

+$10,699
State:

+$31,437
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$14,595 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$14,595
State:

+$20,662
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,641 (reported on 5.8% of returns)
02144:

$13,641
Massachusetts:

$18,892
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $13,914 (reported on 1.0% of returns)
02144:

$13,914
Massachusetts:

$20,669
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $23,098 (16% of AGI, reported on 23.7% of returns)
Here:

$23,098
State:

$28,907

Here:

16.2% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,004 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,004
State:

$4,208
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $11,207 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
02144:

$11,207
State:

$13,303
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,289 (reported on 7.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,289
State:

$1,971
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 02144, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $46,575 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,575
State:

$62,877

Salary/wage: $44,553 (reported on 87.8% of returns)
Here:

$44,553
State:

$52,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 141.3% for AGIs below $10k, 78.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 88.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,092 (reported on 53.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,092
Massachusetts:

$1,945
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,325 (reported on 28.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,325
State:

$5,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,124 (reported on 20.7% of returns)
Here:

+$8,124
State:

+$20,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.1% for AGIs below $10k, -0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,127 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

+$12,127
State:

+$17,837
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.9% for AGIs below $10k, 6.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,632 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
02144:

$2,632
Massachusetts:

$3,100
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% 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: $9,299 (reported on 1.2% of returns)
Here:

$9,299
Massachusetts:

$14,516
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,821 (19% of AGI, reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

$16,821
State:

$22,573

Here:

18.8% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 22.5% for AGIs below $10k, 6.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,440 (3% of AGI, reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,440
State:

$3,295

Here:

2.6% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $7,324 (reported on 85.7% of returns)
02144:

$7,324
State:

$11,494
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $10k, 5.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $993 (reported on 6.1% of returns)
Here:

$993
State:

$1,518

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 41.8%
Here:

42%
State:

58%
(% for various income ranges: 42.1% for AGIs below $10k, 42.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 35.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 41.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 51.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$78,380
Massachusetts:

$66,768
Somerville, MA (02144) map Nearest zip codes: 02140, 02138, 02155, 02143, 02163, 02145.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

29.8%
Massachusetts:

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

10.5%
Massachusetts:

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

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 473
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 10,066


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 314 (288 now married, 26 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 8,191 (1,743 now married, 6,448 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 02144 with a mortgage: 2,526 (90 second mortgage, 554 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,268

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,601
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S816

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

14.6%
Whole state:

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

4.9%
Whole state:

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

6.2
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 02144: Cutter Square (A), Davis Square (B), Somerville Fire Department Station 6 (C), Bartol House (D), Blakeslee House (E), Bolles Hall (F), Broomfield House (G), Chandler House (H), Amnesty International-Northeast Regional Office Library (I), Hall House (J), Haskell Hall (K), Hayes House (L), Latin Way Dorm (M), Lewis Hall (N), Mayer Campus Center (O), Michael Chemical Research Lab (P), Mine House (Q), Pearson Chemical Lab (R), Sawyer House (S), Schmalz House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 02144 include: Saint James Episcopal Church (A), Korean Methodist Church (B), Community Baptist Church (C), College Avenue United Methodist Church (D), Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Veterans Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Parks in zip code 02144 include: Matignon High School Athletic Field (1), Tufts Park (2), Dilboy Field (3), Ball Square (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 662010 or later
  • 4142000 to 2009
  • 2061990 to 1999
  • 2441980 to 1989
  • 5061970 to 1979
  • 7121960 to 1969
  • 6981950 to 1959
  • 7571940 to 1949
  • 7,1551939 or earlier

Zip code 02144 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Somerville, MA (02144)

  • 6no bedroom
  • 4191 bedroom
  • 1,3852 bedrooms
  • 1,0123 bedrooms
  • 6284 bedrooms
  • 3445+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerville, MA (02144)

  • 135no bedroom
  • 1,8571 bedroom
  • 3,0282 bedrooms
  • 1,2473 bedrooms
  • 3704 bedrooms
  • 1085+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Somerville, MA (02144) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 504no vehicle
  • 1,8761 vehicle
  • 1,2372 vehicles
  • 1253 vehicles
  • 294 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Somerville, MA (02144) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,053no vehicle
  • 3,2391 vehicle
  • 1,1972 vehicles
  • 1643 vehicles
  • 784 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,616.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $526,400
02144:

$526,400
Massachusetts:

$327,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $401,300 - $665,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $518,795
Here:

$518,795
State:

$401,982

Townhouses or other attached units: $530,284
Here:

$530,284
State:

$361,981

In 2-unit structures: $527,966
Here:

$527,966
State:

$330,410

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $401,284
Here:

$401,284
State:

$354,453

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $488,629
Here:

$488,629
State:

$330,502

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 6.5%

Neighborhoods in zip code 02144:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 60.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,397

Size of family households: 2,131 2-persons, 1,021 3-persons, 634 4-persons, 260 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,391 1-person, 2,031 2-persons, 696 3-persons, 252 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 69 6-persons

1,596 married couples with children.
750 single-parent households (62 men, 688 women).

79.9% of residents of 02144 zip code speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% very well, 4% well, 21% not well).
10.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% very well, 16% well, 14% not well).
3.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% very well, 10% well, 8% not well, 6% not at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (72% very well, 28% well).

Foreign born population: 3,921 (16.4%)
(37.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

16.4%
Whole state:

15.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 9%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 7%India
  • 6%Haiti
  • 6%Italy
  • 4%Portugal
  • 4%Greece
  • 3%Pakistan

Most common first ancestries reported in 02144 (%)

  • 20%Other groups
  • 15%Irish
  • 11%Italian
  • 7%English
  • 5%German
  • 3%Polish
  • 2%French (except Basque)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1252010 or later
  • 1,7942000 to 2009
  • 8691990 to 1999
  • 1,534Before 1990

Private high school not listed on the city page:

  • ST CLEMENT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 579 BOSTON AVENUE, W SOMERVILLE, MA; Grades: 9 - 12)

Zip code 02144 topographic map

There are 285 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 02144.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 02144 marital status for males
Zip code 02144 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 73%Utility gas
  • 14%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9%Electricity
  • 3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 26,374. Population change in the 1990s: -1,316 (-5.0%).

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


45% of the 02144 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Massachusetts.

79% of the 02144 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 107
Here:

10.0%
Massachusetts:

9.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 96
Here:

32.4%
Massachusetts:

10.8%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,163
Here:

76.3%
Massachusetts:

45.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 75,625Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 71,807Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 63,125Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 59,765Management occupations
  • 58,696Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 54,896Life, physical, and social science occupations

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

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 127 people in college/university student housing
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 1,438 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 8 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 ORIGINATED22$451,986340$344,076837$322,47733$148,39715$876,133121$354,313
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$015$390,32371$345,7302$10,8350$09$300,329
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$497,44040$335,490153$340,30512$81,4720$033$348,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$483,24343$356,353127$345,5814$236,4780$027$356,853
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$245,0007$300,32036$343,1193$124,6970$04$306,323
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$352,48816$318,924
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$425,7617$285,871
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$385,01612$350,848
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$270,8301$399,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$325,0251$247,090

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 02144 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary46879.8 years
John33874.2 years
Joseph21773.2 years
William20173.8 years
James18974.0 years
Margaret17978.6 years
Helen13678.8 years
George13474.1 years
Catherine10881.6 years
Thomas10872.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 02144 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Murphy6473.9 years
Smith5777.1 years
Obrien5277.7 years
Sullivan5078.3 years
Mccarthy4972.9 years
Walsh2877.0 years
Macdonald2675.4 years
Fitzgerald2575.9 years
Collins2574.9 years
Campbell2476.0 years
Businesses in zip code 02144
NameCountNameCount
CVS2McDonald's1
Chipotle1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts3Subway2
FedEx3U-Haul1
H&R Block2UPS1

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