02494 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 9,109
Zip code population in 2010: 8,955
Zip code population in 2000: 8,994

Houses and condos: 3,609
Renter-occupied apartments: 786
% of renters here:

23%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 02494: 138.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 2.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 3,292 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

0.9% ($5,948)
Massachusetts:

1.2% ($3,955)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,060 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,646 (1.0%)

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Males: 4,320  (47.4%)
Females: 4,789  (52.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 02494:

For population 15 years and over in 02494:

Zip code 02494 compared to state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 02494

  • Zip code 02494 races chart
    • 7,738White population
    • 101Black population
    • 2American Indian population
    • 719Asian population
    • 6Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 28Some other race population
    • 163Two or more races population
    • 198Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $631,000
02494:

$631,000
Massachusetts:

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

43.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 02494, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $148,040 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$148,040
State:

$81,425

Salary/wage: $117,483 (reported on 80.0% of returns)
Here:

$117,483
State:

$64,752
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 62.5% for AGIs below $25k, 67.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 59.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,073 (reported on 62.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,073
Massachusetts:

$2,136
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $8,826 (reported on 49.2% of returns)
Here:

$8,826
State:

$9,473
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$22,622 (reported on 41.4% of returns)
Here:

+$22,622
State:

+$31,437
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$31,183 (reported on 20.7% of returns)
Here:

+$31,183
State:

+$20,662
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.3% for AGIs below $25k, 7.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $21,342 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
02494:

$21,342
Massachusetts:

$18,892
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $22,947 (reported on 4.0% of returns)
02494:

$22,947
Massachusetts:

$20,669
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $39,810 (17% of AGI, reported on 57.4% of returns)
Here:

$39,810
State:

$28,907

Here:

17.3% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 23.4% for AGIs below $25k, 16.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 14.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,047 (reported on 50.4% of returns)
Here:

$4,047
State:

$4,208
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $19,106 (reported on 57.2% of returns)
02494:

$19,106
State:

$13,303
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,479 (reported on 4.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,479
State:

$1,971
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 02494, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $91,853 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$91,853
State:

$62,877

Salary/wage: $82,986 (reported on 78.4% of returns)
Here:

$82,986
State:

$52,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 115.6% for AGIs below $10k, 56.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,415 (reported on 71.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,415
Massachusetts:

$1,945
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.4% for AGIs below $10k, 8.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,482 (reported on 52.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,482
State:

$5,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$18,259 (reported on 45.7% of returns)
Here:

+$18,259
State:

+$20,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -9.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$28,820 (reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here:

+$28,820
State:

+$17,837
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.0% for AGIs below $10k, 8.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,271 (reported on 3.7% of returns)
02494:

$3,271
Massachusetts:

$3,100
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $14,180 (reported on 4.4% of returns)
Here:

$14,180
Massachusetts:

$14,516
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $26,850 (18% of AGI, reported on 52.7% of returns)
Here:

$26,850
State:

$22,573

Here:

18.1% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 46.6% for AGIs below $10k, 26.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 16.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 18.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,046 (2% of AGI, reported on 48.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,046
State:

$3,295

Here:

2.0% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $18,810 (reported on 82.7% of returns)
02494:

$18,810
State:

$11,494
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $10k, 5.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,312 (reported on 3.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,312
State:

$1,518

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 60.8%
Here:

61%
State:

58%
(% for various income ranges: 56.6% for AGIs below $10k, 60.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$104,543
Massachusetts:

$66,768
Needham, MA (02494) map Nearest zip codes: 02464, 02492, 02468, 02461, 02462, 02457.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.8%
Massachusetts:

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

2.9%
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: 82
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,405


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 75 (74 now married, 1 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,880 (986 now married, 894 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 02494 with a mortgage: 2,026 (146 second mortgage, 469 home equity loan, 41 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 675

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $3,044
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S950

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

4.0%
Whole state:

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

1.4%
Whole state:

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

7.5
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 02494: Needham Heights Station (A), New England Industrial Center (B), Needham Fire Department Station 2 (C), Prentice Hall Needham Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 02494 include: Christ Episcopal Church (A), Carter Memorial Methodist Church (B), Saint John of Damascus Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Needham Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lake: New Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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Year house built

  • 752010 or later
  • 5152000 to 2009
  • 991990 to 1999
  • 2781980 to 1989
  • 2261970 to 1979
  • 4641960 to 1969
  • 8601950 to 1959
  • 2311940 to 1949
  • 8611939 or earlier

Zip code 02494 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Needham, MA (02494)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 651 bedroom
  • 3532 bedrooms
  • 1,0893 bedrooms
  • 1,0304 bedrooms
  • 1645+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Needham, MA (02494)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 3331 bedroom
  • 1892 bedrooms
  • 2003 bedrooms
  • 644 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Needham, MA (02494) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 78no vehicle
  • 5951 vehicle
  • 1,5122 vehicles
  • 3843 vehicles
  • 1104 vehicles
  • 225+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Needham, MA (02494) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 78no vehicle
  • 5291 vehicle
  • 1552 vehicles
  • 93 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,728.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $631,000
02494:

$631,000
Massachusetts:

$327,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $512,000 - $750,000

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 6.3%

Neighborhoods in zip code 02494:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 44.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,864

Size of family households: 792 2-persons, 665 3-persons, 693 4-persons, 221 5-persons, 39 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,005 1-person, 54 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 9 4-persons

1,970 married couples with children.
397 single-parent households (162 men, 235 women).

79.6% of residents of 02494 zip code speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% very well, 12% well, 1% not well, 9% not at all).
10.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% very well, 19% well).
6.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% very well, 28% well, 10% not well, 4% not at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (75% very well, 25% not at all).

Foreign born population: 1,402 (15.4%)
(85.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

15.4%
Whole state:

15.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 17%Russia
  • 13%India
  • 7%Taiwan
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Ireland
  • 4%Burma
  • 4%Canada

Most common first ancestries reported in 02494 (%)

  • 20%Other groups
  • 18%Irish
  • 11%Russian
  • 7%Italian
  • 7%English
  • 5%American
  • 5%Eastern European

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 12010 or later
  • 1862000 to 2009
  • 5911990 to 1999
  • 718Before 1990

Zip code 02494 topographic map

There are 200 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 02494.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 02494 marital status for males
Zip code 02494 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 45%Utility gas
  • 42%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9%Electricity
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Wood

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


66% of the 02494 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Massachusetts.

89% of the 02494 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% 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): 112
Here:

10.5%
Massachusetts:

9.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 48
Here:

7.7%
Massachusetts:

10.8%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 80
Here:

58.0%
Massachusetts:

45.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 210,262Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 181,375Legal occupations
  • 111,607Management occupations
  • 103,333Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 100,441Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 100,272Life, physical, and social science occupations

Companies with biggest federal contracts located in this zip code:

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:

  • 208 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 243 people in nursing homes
  • 88 people in other group homes
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$477,384191$443,3131,204$361,84237$209,11214$303,569
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$011$368,78575$367,7821$13,3501$133,450
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$346,03314$353,84989$392,9005$54,7704$228,665
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$631,71016$477,984113$356,7428$247,7913$272,647
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$07$508,71727$387,0771$160,1400$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4031.00 , 4032.00, 4035.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$369,4634$361,383
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$192,7902$419,980
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$396,5451$273,310
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$419,8340$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4031.00 , 4032.00, 4035.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 02494 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3684.3 years
John2284.0 years
William1879.8 years
Robert1780.0 years
Helen1590.1 years
Edward1282.0 years
Joseph1279.0 years
Ruth1287.3 years
Dorothy1185.4 years
Richard1181.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 02494 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cohen984.0 years
Green586.8 years
Rossi584.2 years
Smith578.0 years
Levy482.8 years
Mccarthy481.5 years
Murphy476.8 years
Ricciardelli488.7 years
Savignano478.5 years
Sullivan486.7 years
Businesses in zip code 02494
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Panera Bread1
CVS1Sheraton1
Chevrolet1Sprint Nextel1
Curves1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks1
FedEx6Trader Joe's1
Ford1UPS9
JoS. A. Bank1

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