Zip Code 02478 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameBelmont
Zip Code StateMassachusetts
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Middlesex
Area Code617 / 857
Current Population:24664
Racial Majority:White 78.2%
Public School Racial Majority:White 70.2%
Unemployment Rate:8.8%
Median Household Income$111845
Average Adjusted Gross Income$173360
School Test Performance:Excellent
Average Commute Time25.9 Minutes
Current Time:
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range115 - 187 ft.
Area5 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)42.39530945, -71.18208313

Zip Code 02478 Description

Zip Code 02478 is located in the state of Massachusetts in the Boston metro area. Zip code 02478 is primarily located in Middlesex County. The official US Postal Service name for 02478 is BELMONT, Massachusetts. Portions of zip code 02478 are contained within or border the city limits of Belmont, MA, Waltham, MA, Watertown, MA, Cambridge, MA, Lexington, MA, and Arlington, MA. Zip code 02478 is within area code 857, area code 617 and area code 781. 02478 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Massachusetts.

The current unemployment level in 02478 is 8.8% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.2% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 15.9% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 02478 increased to 24664 from 24158 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 02478 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 02478 public schools is White. 7.3% of students in 02478 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 19637 78.2% 20084 -2%
 Black Or African American 588 2.34% 438 +34%
 Hispanic 1298 5.17% 749 +73%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 27 0.11% 18 +50%
 Asian 3022 12.04% 2713 +11%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.02% 3 +33%
 Other Race 76 0.18% 76 -42%
 Two Or More Races 583 1.95% 583 -16%

Zip Code 02478 Race/Ethnicity

 White 70.2%
 Black Or African American 3.7%
 Hispanic 3.8%
 Asian 16.7%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 5.5%

Zip Code 02478 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2466424158
Male Population47.00%
Female Population53.00%
Total Households9626
Test Score PerformanceExcellent
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$111845
Income Under $50K Per Year19.90%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year24.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year55.50%
02478 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Massachusetts District 5Katherine ClarkDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$868354
Average Real Estate Sale Price$672791
Current Unemployment Level 8.8%
Previous Month Unemployment Level1.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago2.3%
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 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 02478 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)17202837475662615342342440
Avg Max Temp (°F)35384757687783807362514059
Avg Precip (In.)4.283.554.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
CBSA Type02478
CBSA Population4568927
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours