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02124 Zip Code (Boston, MA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2022: 55,318
Zip code population in 2010: 47,783
Zip code population in 2000: 50,781

Houses and condos: 20,892
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,427
% of renters here:

58%
State:

38%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 02124: 138.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 3.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 18,423 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 02124
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2022:
This zip code:

0.5% ($3,095)
Massachusetts:

1.0% ($5,536)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,263 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,700 (0.4%)

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Males: 26,039  (47.1%)
Females: 29,278  (52.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 02124:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 02124:

  • Never married: 48.0%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

Zip code 02124 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 02124 (2022)
    • 26,03647.1%Black
    • 10,99519.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 10,02218.1%White
    • 4,1007.4%Two or more races
    • 3,6706.6%Asian
    • 3860.7%Some other race
    • 1040.2%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2022: $630,833
02124:

$630,833
Massachusetts:

$534,700



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 64 registered sex offenders living in 02124 zip code as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 02124 is 840 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.8 years
Massachusetts median age:

40.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Massachusetts:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 02124, filed in 2021:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $53,767 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$53,767
State:

$105,130

Salary/wage: $48,997 (reported on 86.0% of returns)
Here:

$48,997
State:

$82,951
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1080.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3580.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6805.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10719.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19071.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 64809.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $594 (reported on 20.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$594
Massachusetts:

$2,361
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 32.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 45.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 370.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,619 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,619
State:

$10,365
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $25k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 21.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 114.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 958.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$13,605 (reported on 8.5% of returns)
Here:

+$13,605
State:

+$48,178
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $25k, 9.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 30.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 98.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 317.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8715.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,637 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

+$7,637
State:

+$20,792
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.3% for AGIs below $25k, 82.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 101.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 204.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 449.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2733.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $17,007 (reported on 3.1% of returns)
02124:

$17,007
Massachusetts:

$22,790
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.1% for AGIs below $25k, 23.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 135.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 318.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1058.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employed (Keogh) retirement plans: $19,450 (reported on 0.2% of returns)
02124:

$19,450
Massachusetts:

$26,868
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 360.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $25,938 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
Here:

$25,938
State:

$36,722
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 34.2% for AGIs below $25k, 67.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 241.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 521.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1363.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4974.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,476 (reported on 6.2% of returns)
Here:

$5,476
State:

$12,529
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 12.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 36.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 218.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 973.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,363 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
02124:

$7,363
State:

$8,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $25k, 13.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 156.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 437.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1445.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,138 (reported on 20.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,138
State:

$1,909
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 103.2% for AGIs below $25k, 73.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 91.7%
Here:

92%
State:

92%
(% for various income ranges: 90.4% for AGIs below $25k, 92.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 92.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 92.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 94.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 02124, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $39,007 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,007
State:

$81,425

Salary/wage: $37,513 (reported on 89.2% of returns)
Here:

$37,513
State:

$64,752
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.4% for AGIs below $25k, 90.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 69.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $485 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$485
Massachusetts:

$2,136
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,421 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,421
State:

$9,473
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,851 (reported on 5.0% of returns)
Here:

+$3,851
State:

+$31,437
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,881 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

+$9,881
State:

+$20,662
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,153 (reported on 3.9% of returns)
02124:

$14,153
Massachusetts:

$18,892
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $13,000 (reported on 0.1% of returns)
02124:

$13,000
Massachusetts:

$20,669

Total itemized deductions: $18,229 (23% of AGI, reported on 21.3% of returns)
Here:

$18,229
State:

$28,907

Here:

23.1% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.4% for AGIs below $25k, 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,818 (reported on 17.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,818
State:

$4,208
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,732 (reported on 21.3% of returns)
02124:

$5,732
State:

$13,303
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,214 (reported on 27.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,214
State:

$1,971
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 56.0%
Here:

56%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 54.0% for AGIs below $25k, 54.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 78.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 02124, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,684 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,684
State:

$62,877

Salary/wage: $33,296 (reported on 89.9% of returns)
Here:

$33,296
State:

$52,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 110.3% for AGIs below $10k, 86.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 93.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 90.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $628 (reported on 31.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$628
Massachusetts:

$1,945
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,415 (reported on 10.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,415
State:

$5,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,697 (reported on 7.1% of returns)
Here:

+$9,697
State:

+$20,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,104 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

+$8,104
State:

+$17,837
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,423 (reported on 1.3% of returns)
02124:

$2,423
Massachusetts:

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

Self-employed pension: $9,455 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
Here:

$9,455
Massachusetts:

$14,516

Total itemized deductions: $16,202 (26% of AGI, reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

$16,202
State:

$22,573

Here:

26.2% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.8% for AGIs below $10k, 7.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,834 (4% of AGI, reported on 22.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,834
State:

$3,295

Here:

4.4% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,423 (reported on 69.0% of returns)
02124:

$4,423
State:

$11,494
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,702 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,702
State:

$1,518

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.9%
Here:

64%
State:

58%
(% for various income ranges: 60.6% for AGIs below $10k, 65.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2022:
This zip code:

$70,680
Massachusetts:

$94,488
Boston, MA (02124) map Nearest zip codes: 02121, 02126, 02122, 02125, 02119, 02186.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

48.6%
Massachusetts:

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

5.0%
Massachusetts:

45.2%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 7,422
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 12,962


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 511 (220 now married, 260 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 14,400 (3,974 now married, 10,507 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 02124 with a mortgage: 5,823 (971 second mortgage, 43 home equity loan, 704 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,605
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $885

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

18.4%
Whole state:

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

8.8%
Whole state:

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

6.2
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 02124: Morton Street Station (A), Ashmont Station (B), Boston Fire Department Station 16 Mattapan (C), Boston Fire Department Station 52 Mattapan (D), Boston Fire Department Station 18 Ashmont - Dorchester (E), Helen Stubblefield Law Library (F), Colpoys Library (G), Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 02124 include: Vietnamese Alliance Church of Boston (A), Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church in Dorchester (C), New Jerusalem Evangelical Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Parks in zip code 02124 include: Cronin Playground (1), Dorchester Park (2), Gibson Playground (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02020 or later
  • 8972010 to 2019
  • 1,6122000 to 2009
  • 8931990 to 1999
  • 9891980 to 1989
  • 9751970 to 1979
  • 1,0741960 to 1969
  • 1,2741950 to 1959
  • 1,6661940 to 1949
  • 11,2471939 or earlier

Zip code 02124 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Boston, MA (02124)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Boston, MA (02124)
  • 38no bedroom
  • 2711 bedroom
  • 2,2062 bedrooms
  • 3,0213 bedrooms
  • 1,5494 bedrooms
  • 1,0995+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston, MA (02124)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston, MA (02124)
  • 325no bedroom
  • 1,8671 bedroom
  • 3,8592 bedrooms
  • 4,3723 bedrooms
  • 8074 bedrooms
  • 2385+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02124) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02124) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 797no vehicle
  • 3,2181 vehicle
  • 3,0332 vehicles
  • 9583 vehicles
  • 1084 vehicles
  • 945+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02124) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Boston, MA (02124) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,363no vehicle
  • 4,6401 vehicle
  • 1,9422 vehicles
  • 3903 vehicles
  • 454 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 02124 household income distribution in 2022

  • Zip code 02124 household income distribution in 2022
  • 2,049Less than $10,000
  • 1,058$10,000 to $14,999
  • 590$15,000 to $19,999
  • 904$20,000 to $24,999
  • 846$25,000 to $29,999
  • 654$30,000 to $34,999
  • 796$35,000 to $39,999
  • 560$40,000 to $44,999
  • 286$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,093$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,413$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,904$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,024$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,080$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,929$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,556$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 02124

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 02124
  • 377Less than $10,000
  • 12$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2$20,000 to $24,999
  • 90$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 94$70,000 to $79,999
  • 21$80,000 to $89,999
  • 25$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3$175,000 to $199,999
  • 133$200,000 to $249,999
  • 165$250,000 to $299,999
  • 818$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,310$400,000 to $499,999
  • 3,351$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,424$750,000 to $999,999
  • 668$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 143$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 02124

  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 02124
  • 170Less than $100
  • 54$100 to $149
  • 67$150 to $199
  • 259$200 to $249
  • 662$250 to $299
  • 210$300 to $349
  • 95$350 to $399
  • 256$400 to $449
  • 198$450 to $499
  • 225$500 to $549
  • 77$550 to $599
  • 364$600 to $649
  • 96$650 to $699
  • 294$700 to $749
  • 152$750 to $799
  • 315$800 to $899
  • 255$900 to $999
  • 696$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,258$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,556$1,500 to $1,999
  • 2,028$2,000 to $2,499
  • 666$2,500 to $2,999
  • 66$3,000 to $3,499
  • 92$3,500 or more
  • 372No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,676.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $466,856.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $612,770
  • Black or African American householders: $522,115
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $451,568
  • Asian householders: $655,712
  • Some other race householders: $498,259
  • Two or more races householders: $559,263
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $529,954

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $630,833
02124:

$630,833
Massachusetts:

$534,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $455,639 - $786,706

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $651,733
Here:

$651,733
State:

$651,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $554,413
Here:

$554,413
State:

$617,749

In 2-unit structures: $582,210
Here:

$582,210
State:

$594,808

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $566,882
Here:

$566,882
State:

$601,912

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $464,944
Here:

$464,944
State:

$555,768
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 02124
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,453
  • One, attached: 1,677
  • Two: 4,472
  • 3 or 4: 7,194
  • 5 to 9: 1,614
  • 10 to 19: 866
  • 20 to 49: 433
  • 50 or more: 1,324
  • Mobile homes: 8

Unemployment: 6.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02124

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 02124
  • 45.4%12,193Drove a car alone
  • 7.4%1,991Carpooled
  • 9.1%2,452Bus or trolley bus
  • 12.0%3,236Streetcar or trolley car
  • 0.2%63Subway or elevated
  • 0.3%94Railroad
  • 0.3%75Taxi
  • 0.7%176Bicycle
  • 2.7%724Walked
  • 4.4%1,169Other means
  • 15.7%4,217Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02124

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 02124
  • 132Less than 5 minutes
  • 7575 to 9 minutes
  • 1,27810 to 14 minutes
  • 2,29715 to 19 minutes
  • 2,53020 to 24 minutes
  • 1,52625 to 29 minutes
  • 4,86730 to 34 minutes
  • 53235 to 39 minutes
  • 1,32740 to 44 minutes
  • 2,69845 to 59 minutes
  • 3,36660 to 89 minutes
  • 1,15390 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 02124:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 76.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 55,318
  • Male householders: 6,680 (1,635 living alone), Female householders: 12,969 (2,861 living alone)
  • 6,035 spouses (5,846 opposite-sex spouses), 1,192 unmarried partners, (1,030 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 17,124 children (16,245 natural, 192 adopted, 669 stepchildren), 2,288 grandchildren, 1,711 brothers or sisters, 1,767 parents, 117 foster children, 1,595 other relatives, 2,972 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 564 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,507 2-persons, 3,397 3-persons, 2,484 4-persons, 1,636 5-persons, 856 6-persons, 451 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 4,496 1-person, 1,255 2-persons, 224 3-persons, 106 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 31 6-persons

4,080 married couples with children.
5,763 single-parent households (780 men, 4,983 women).

62.9% of residents of 02124 zip code speak English at home.
15.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% very well, 17% well, 19% not well, 12% not at all).
13.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% very well, 23% well, 19% not well, 6% not at all).
5.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% very well, 27% well, 29% not well, 14% not at all).
3.0% of residents speak other language at home (85% very well, 5% well, 11% not well).

Foreign born population: 18,059 (32.6%)
(64.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

32.6%
Whole state:

18.0%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 15%Dominica
  • 14%Grenada
  • 12%Thailand
  • 12%Haiti
  • 7%St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 3%Guatemala
Most common first ancestries reported in 02124
  • 8%Haitian
  • 8%Cape Verdean
  • 6%Irish
  • 6%Jamaican
  • 3%Trinidadian and Tobagonian
  • 2%Somali
  • 1%British West Indian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,4142010 or later
  • 3,6172000 to 2009
  • 3,9771990 to 1999
  • 5,459Before 1990

Private high school in in this zip code not listed on the city page:

  • ELIZABETH SETON ACADEMY (Students: 95, Location: 2220 DORCHESTER AVE, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)

Zip code 02124 topographic map

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

  • ST BRENDAN SCHOOL (Students: 217, Location: 29 RITA RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • EPIPHANY SCHOOL (Students: 84, Location: 154 CENTRE ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • WESLEY CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 57, Location: 29 STANTON ST, Grades: PK-5)
There are 115 Internal Medicine Specialists 265 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 02124.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE CHARTER SCH (197A CENTRE STREET in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-444205
  • DORCHESTER HIGH (9 PEACEVALE ROAD in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035520
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CODMAN ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (637 WASHINGTON STREET in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-438505
  • O W HOLMES (40 SCHOOL STREET in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035138
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • BOSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL ACADEMY (150 AMERICAN LEGION HWY in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035413
  • PAULINE AGASSIZ SHAW (429 NORFOLK STREET in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035270
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • EMILY A FIFIELD (25 DUNBAR AVENUE in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035102
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • JOHN MARSHALL (35 WESTVILLE STREET in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035178
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • JOSEPH LEE (155 TALBOT AVENUE in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035183
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • LUCY STONE (22 REGINA ROAD in DORCHESTER, MA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-035211
    Organizations: BOSTON (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CITY CLEANERS INCORPORATED (1158 BLUE HILL AVENUE in BOSTON, MA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: GARMENT PRESSING, AND AGENTS FOR LAUNDRIES AND DRYCLEANERS
    Alternative names: CITY CLEANSERS
  • EASTOVER TRANSPORTATION CO (919 WASHINGTON ST in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: CLARA M SCOTT (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • MOBIL OIL CORP 01-083 (10 GRANITE AVE in BOSTON, MA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: MOBIL OIL CORPORATION (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MOBIL OIL CORP SS 083

Zip code 02124 marital status for males
Zip code 02124 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 67.8%Utility gas
  • 20.2%Electricity
  • 8.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 48,560. Population change in the 1990s: +2,221 (+4.6%).

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

  • This state: 28,241
  • Northeast: 2,531
  • Midwest: 601
  • South: 4,003
  • West: 576

61% of the 02124 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Massachusetts.

87% of the 02124 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% 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, 6% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Boston, MA (02124)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 458
Here:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

10.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 353
Here:

9.9%
Massachusetts:

12.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,143
Here:

41.2%
Massachusetts:

51.2%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Class of Workers in 2022
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 113,858Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 107,231Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 102,541Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 84,653Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 84,624Management occupations
  • 83,169Life, physical, and social science occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • GOOD FAITH OFFICE CLEANING (11 in BOSTON, MA; small business) : $38,832 in 13 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Custodial Janitorial Services by Army, Air Force
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $12,198; 2003: $6,584; 2004: $8,010; 2005: $6,468; 2006: $5,572.

    Biggest contracts:
    $6,480 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2002-07-16. Completion date: 2003-08-31.
    $6,468 with Air Force for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2005-05-01. Completion date: 2006-04-30.
    $6,336 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2003-07-08. Completion date: 2004-08-31.
    $4,620, same as above. Signed on 2004-11-23. Completion date: 2006-01-15.
  • BOSTON ELECTRIC AND TELEPHONE (1854 DORCHESTER AVE in BOSTON, MA; small business)
    $14,250 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Administrative Facilities and Service Buildings. Signed on 2002-09-17. Completion date: 2002-10-04.
  • ASEC CORPORATION (100 HALLET STREET in BOSTON, MA; small business)
    $2,316 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Land Surveys, Cadastral Services (non-construction). Signed on 2002-04-18. Completion date: 2002-05-03.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (over 1000 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (50-99: 1, 20-49: 4, 10-19: 6, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 7)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: All Other Outpatient Care Centers (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (100-249: 1, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 14)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 4, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 16)
  • Construction: Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (100-249: 1, 10-19: 1, 1-4: 3)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Educational Services: Junior Colleges (100-249: 1)

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:

  • 95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 92 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 39 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in college/university student housing
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 81 people in halfway houses
  • 60 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 58 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 18 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 ORIGINATED129$262,271401$179,215739$240,72639$132,9856$443,89598$242,229
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$244,07522$166,36477$266,6798$63,8451$1,236,0307$281,383
APPLICATIONS DENIED45$277,892117$139,846435$269,78474$59,6141$1,177,63051$223,838
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN30$255,08864$169,548209$250,7759$124,6671$490,00032$226,089
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$245,80317$184,81361$250,3504$74,8120$08$193,708
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 18 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$261,66220$266,2040$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$238,04510$254,2152$70,775
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$191,3384$249,5080$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$160,4930$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$596,3550$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 02124
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 02124 - 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 348. The highest number of fire incidents - 468 took place in 2010, and the least - 237 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 02124 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (65.0%), and Outside Fires (19.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 02124
    • 3,84165.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,16019.6%Outside Fires
    • 64911.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2594.4%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 02124, Massachusetts

Most common first names in zip code 02124 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary73980.3 years
John59174.3 years
William34773.6 years
James33371.7 years
Margaret29079.7 years
Joseph27373.9 years
Thomas20574.2 years
Helen20379.4 years
George18573.5 years
Catherine18481.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 02124 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10172.4 years
Murphy10177.6 years
Sullivan9178.2 years
Williams8166.5 years
Johnson7773.1 years
Brown6970.0 years
Mccarthy6576.6 years
Jones6472.6 years
White5972.4 years
Kelly5873.2 years
Businesses in zip code 02124
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike3
CVS3Rite Aid1
Circle K1Shaw's1
Dunkin Donuts4Subway1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Walgreens1
McDonald's2YMCA1
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