Zip Code 02494 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameNeedham Heights
Zip Code StateMassachusetts
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Norfolk
Area Code339 / 781
Current Population:8955
Racial Majority:White 82.02%
Public School Racial Majority:White 81.3%
Unemployment Rate:4.6%
Median Household Income$111077
Average Adjusted Gross Income$186380
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time27.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range125 - 135 ft.
Area3 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)42.29942400, -71.23174300

Zip Code 02494 Description

Zip Code 02494 is located in the state of Massachusetts in the Boston metro area. Zip code 02494 is primarily located in Norfolk County. The official US Postal Service name for 02494 is NEEDHAM HEIGHTS, Massachusetts. Portions of zip code 02494 are contained within or border the city limits of Needham, MA, Wellesley, MA, and Newton, MA. Zip code 02494 is within area code 781 and area code 339. 02494 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Massachusetts.

The current unemployment level in 02494 is 4.6% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.4% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 7.2% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 02494 decreased to 8955 from 8994 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 02494 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 02494 public schools is White. 7.7% of students in 02494 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 7691 82.02% 7738 -1%
 Black Or African American 347 3.7% 101 +244%
 Hispanic 258 2.75% 198 +30%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 2 -100%
 Asian 838 8.94% 719 +17%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 6 -100%
 Other Race 28 0% 28 -100%
 Two Or More Races 163 2.59% 163 +49%

Zip Code 02494 Race/Ethnicity

 White 81.3%
 Black Or African American 2.8%
 Hispanic 5%
 Asian 7.4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 3.4%

Zip Code 02494 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population89558994
Male Population48.20%
Female Population51.80%
Total Households3296
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$111077
Income Under $50K Per Year20.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year25.10%
Income Above $100K Per Year54.90%
02494 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Massachusetts District 4Joe Kennedy IIIDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$775442
Average Real Estate Sale Price$603346
Current Unemployment Level 4.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago1.6%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 59d - Boston Basin
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 02494 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)17192737475662605241332340
Avg Max Temp (°F)35384758697783817362514059
Avg Precip (In.)4.43.594.354.143.653.593.643.913.94.214.534.2448.16
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
CBSA Type02494
CBSA Population4568927
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
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