Zip Code 02121 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameDorchester
Zip Code StateMassachusetts
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Suffolk
Area Code617 / 857
Current Population:25978
Racial Majority:African American 65.43%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 44.5%
Unemployment Rate:6.9%
Median Household Income$32878
Average Adjusted Gross Income$34920
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time34.9 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range36 - 59 ft.
Area2 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)42.30611500, -71.08562200

Zip Code 02121 Description

Zip Code 02121 is located in the state of Massachusetts in the Boston metro area. Zip code 02121 is primarily located in Suffolk County. The official US Postal Service name for 02121 is BOSTON, Massachusetts. Portions of zip code 02121 are contained within or border the city limits of Boston, MA, . Zip code 02121 is within area code 617 and area code 857. 02121 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Massachusetts.

The current unemployment level in 02121 is 6.9% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.7% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 7.2% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 02121 increased to 25978 from 25057 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 02121 is African American while the majority ethnicity attending 02121 public schools is Black. 77.4% of students in 02121 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 662 2.41% 456 +45%
 Black Or African American 17967 65.43% 16930 +6%
 Hispanic 7295 26.57% 7107 +3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 330 1.2% 111 +197%
 Asian 300 1.09% 190 +58%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 23 0.08% 4 +475%
 Other Race 475 1.85% 475 +7%
 Two Or More Races 705 1.36% 705 -47%

Zip Code 02121 Race/Ethnicity

 White 11%
 Black Or African American 44.5%
 Hispanic 32.2%
 Asian 9.6%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.3%
 Two or More Races 2.2%

Zip Code 02121 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2597825057
Male Population44.00%
Female Population56.00%
Total Households9661
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$32878
Income Under $50K Per Year66.90%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year24.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year8.90%
02121 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Massachusetts District 7Ayanna PressleyDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Massachusetts Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$259927
Average Real Estate Sale Price$211167
Current Unemployment Level 6.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago2.4%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 59d - Boston Basin
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 02121 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)19212938485763625443352541
Avg Max Temp (°F)35384657687782807262514059
Avg Precip (In.)4.473.774.464.073.613.523.483.853.864.174.464.2847.99
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
CBSA Type02121
CBSA Population4568927
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours