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County: Bristol County, MA

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 6,336
Zip code population in 2010: 6,411
Zip code population in 2000: 5,744




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Houses and condos: 1,986
Renter-occupied apartments: 54
% of renters here:

3%
State:

38%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 02779: 131.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 16.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 384 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code:

0.8% ($2,912)
Massachusetts:

1.1% ($3,705)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,976 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $2,643 (0.8%)

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Males: 3,063  (48.3%)
Females: 3,273  (51.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 02779:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 02779:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

Zip code 02779 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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Urban population: 4,555
Rural population: 1,780

Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $350,600
02779:

$350,600
Massachusetts:

$326,300

Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.3 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

3.2 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 02779, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $58,286 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$58,286
State:

$62,877

Salary/wage: $52,662 (reported on 90.8% of returns)
Here:

$52,662
State:

$52,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 118.2% for AGIs below $10k, 75.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 89.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 91.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $823 (reported on 60.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$823
Massachusetts:

$1,945
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,197 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,197
State:

$5,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$13,000 (reported on 17.1% of returns)
Here:

+$13,000
State:

+$20,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,025 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

+$11,025
State:

+$17,837
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.0% for AGIs below $10k, 9.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,976 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
02779:

$2,976
Massachusetts:

$3,100
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $5,125 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here:

$5,125
Massachusetts:

$14,516

Total itemized deductions: $19,011 (22% of AGI, reported on 52.4% of returns)
Here:

$19,011
State:

$22,573

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 19.1% for AGIs below $10k, 14.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 16.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 21.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,510 (2% of AGI, reported on 47.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,510
State:

$3,295

Here:

1.7% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $8,037 (reported on 83.2% of returns)
02779:

$8,037
State:

$11,494
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,434 (reported on 6.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,434
State:

$1,518

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.0%
Here:

62%
State:

58%
(% for various income ranges: 46.8% for AGIs below $10k, 58.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.9% for AGIs over 100k)


Estimated median household income in 2011:
This zip code:

$81,094
Massachusetts:

$62,859

02779 map

Nearest zip codes: 02702, 02718, 02764, 02780, 02715, 02726.

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

70.7%
Massachusetts:

49.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.2%
Massachusetts:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 118
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,852


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 82 (82 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,657 (1,014 now married, 643 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 02779 with a mortgage: 1,540 (130 second mortgage, 306 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 376

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,039
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $492

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

5.1%
Whole state:

11.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.3%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.6
State:

4.1


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

Notable locations in zip code 02779: Camp Merriwood (A), Berkley Fire Department Station 2 (B), Berkley Fire and Rescue Station 1 Headquarters (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Rivers: Assonet River (A), Threemile River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in zip code 02779: Dighton Rock State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 114
  • 2000 to 2004: 157
  • 1990 to 1999: 503
  • 1980 to 1989: 525
  • 1970 to 1979: 272
  • 1960 to 1969: 104
  • 1950 to 1959: 105
  • 1940 to 1949: 47
  • 1939 or earlier: 159


Zip code 02779 satellite photo by USGS

Bedrooms in houses/apartments in 02779
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 23
  • 2 bedrooms: 208
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,354
  • 4 bedrooms: 309
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 25
  • 2 bedrooms: 29
  • 3 bedrooms: 0
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in 02779 in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 258
  • 2 vehicles: 961
  • 3 vehicles: 513
  • 4 vehicles: 116
  • 5+ vehicles: 52
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 44
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 02779 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 02779 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 02779:

  • Less than $10,000: 10
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 19
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 16
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 17
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 14
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 38
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 121
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 272
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 892
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 377
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 84
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 56

 



02779 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 02779:

  • $200 to $249: 10
  • $900 to $999: 15
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 14
  • No cash rent: 15
 


Median gross rent in 2011: $1,158.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2011: $318,673.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $353,117
  • Asian householders: $236,041
  • Some other race householders: $358,363
  • Two or more races householders: $576,989
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $319,967

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $350,600
02779:

$350,600
Massachusetts:

$326,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $294,900 - $410,100

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $376,032
Here:

$376,032
State:

$404,612

Townhouses or other attached units: $363,500
Here:

$363,500
State:

$335,995

In 2-unit structures: $1,115,922
Here:

$1,115,922
State:

$344,922

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,229
Here:

$139,229
State:

$330,316

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,960
Here:

$93,960
State:

$312,693

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,912
  • One, attached: 43
  • Two: 15
  • 50 or more: 16

Unemployment: 9.1%
02779 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,697 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 228 (7%)
  • Railroad: 37 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 42 (1%)
  • Other means: 13 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 143 (5%)
 

02779 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 98
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 169
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 226
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 337
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 448
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 186
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 494
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 136
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 229
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 285
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 320
  • 90 or more minutes: 99
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 54.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,321
  • In family households: 5,910 (1,004 male householders, 697 female householders)
    1,458 spouses, 2,412 children (2,287 natural, 42 adopted, 84 stepchildren), 80 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 22 parents, 76 other relatives, 128 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 411 (123 male householders (78 living alone)), 146 female householders (62 living alone)), 142 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 15 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 550 2-persons, 415 3-persons, 395 4-persons, 244 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 140 1-person, 129 2-persons

1,440 married couples with children.
251 single-parent households (29 men, 222 women).

91.7% of residents of 02779 zip code speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% very well, 43% not at all).
6.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% very well, 11% well, 12% not well, 2% not at all).

Foreign born population: 525 (8.3%)
(67.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

8.3%
Whole state:

14.9%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Portugal (55%)
  • Colombia (14%)
  • Brazil (10%)
  • Grenada (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Russia (2%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 186
  • 1990 to 1999: 16
  • 1980 to 1989: 106
  • Before 1980: 255

Races in zip code 02779:

White population: 6,125
Black population: 55
American Indian population: 6
Asian population: 27
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 1
Some other race population: 37
Two or more races population: 70
Hispanic or Latino population: 90

Most common first ancestries reported in 02779 (%):



  • Portuguese (22%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (7%)
  • American (5%)
  • Other groups (5%)


Zip code 02779 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BERKLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL (59 SOUTH MAIN STREET in BERKLEY, MA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-027010
    Alternative names: BERKLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • BERKLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (21 NORTH MAIN STREET in BERKLEY, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-027305
  • BERKLEY FARMS (37 EAST PLAIN ST in BERKLEY, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: ORNAMENTAL FLORICULTURE AND NURSERY PRODUCTS
  • BERKLEY MA REPEATER STA AT&T (GREEN ST. in BERKLEY, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: AT&T LONG LINES DEPARTMENT (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION CO (766 BERKLEY ST in BERKLEY, MA)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: DUKE ENERGY CORP (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION CO VALVE G16, ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISION CO VALVE G16
  • BERKLEY (TOWN OF BERKLEY in BERKLEY, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: GENERAL GOVERNMENT
  • BERKLEY SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING FACILITY (3 NORTH MAIN ST REAR in BERKLEY, MA)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: TOWN OF BERKLEY (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BERKLEY TOWN OF
  • BERKLEY LANDFILL (CHURCH ST in BERKLEY, MA)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS
    Business NAICS classification: SOLID WASTE LANDFILL.


Zip code 02779 marital status for males
Zip code 02779 marital status for females


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Population in 1990: 4,438. Population change in the 1990s: +1,306 (+29.4%).

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

  • This state: 4,786
  • Northeast: 735
  • Midwest: 93
  • South: 120
  • West: 39

73% of the 02779 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Massachusetts.

92% of the 02779 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% 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): 74
Here:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

9.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 103
Here:

23.8%
Massachusetts:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 124
Here:

34.1%
Massachusetts:

46.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Class of Workers (%)


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

  • Life, physical, and social science occupations: 129,028
  • Computer and mathematical occupations: 74,135
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors: 71,429
  • Management occupations: 66,389
  • Transportation occupations: 62,731
  • Community and social service occupations: 57,391

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • BAY STATE PORTABLE RESTROOMS, (14 MYRICKS ST in BERKLEY, MA; small business)
    $3,600 with Army for Lease or Rental of Facilities -- Sewage and Waste Facilities. Signed on 2006-02-21. Completion date: 2006-10-02.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 10-19 employees: 3 establishments)
  • Construction: Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: Manufacturing (10-19: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Finish Carpentry Contractors (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)

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 (Noninst.)




12 people in homes for the mentally ill
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 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 ORIGINATED30$294,15559$236,442498$219,36938$141,8254$246,870
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$323,3054$207,94023$243,4852$23,7400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$297,1956$263,32897$275,1019$214,5870$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$244,5498$258,50163$233,5474$157,6184$119,638
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$028$241,2414$142,4250$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6161.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$314,37111$300,042
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$339,9208$324,729
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$269,66011$358,911
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6161.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in zip code 02779 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2185.4 years
John1968.7 years
Charles1179.3 years
Robert1069.4 years
Manuel979.6 years
James975.7 years
William868.7 years
George874.5 years
Edward768.3 years
Doris681.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 02779 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith874.6 years
Jones669.3 years
Ashley680.2 years
Perry675.6 years
Mccrohan568.4 years
Costa474.0 years
White470.0 years
Adams365.7 years
Harrison376.3 years
Cummings377.0 years

Businesses in zip code 02779

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1



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