Data Profile of ZIP Code 02121

About Dorchester, MA (ZIP Code 02121)

Massachusetts

Comprehensive Data and Demographics About 02121

The 02121 ZIP Code is primarily associated with Dorchester, MA in Suffolk County in the United States. The current population estimate is 30,159. Approximately 16.8% of residents in this Massachusetts region have a bachelor's degree or higher, and the per capita income is an estimated $21,212. The median age in the 02121 ZIP Code is 33.0 years, with 15.6% of residents aged 62 years and older. The median household income is $32,500, while about 30% of the population is living below the poverty line.

Population in 02121

The most recent population estimate for ZIP Code 02121 is 30,159.

Dorchester, MA

The 02121 ZIP Code is associated with Dorchester, MA in Suffolk County.

Area Codes associated with 02121

Telephone area codes associated with ZIP Code 02121 include 617, 781, and 857.

Sunrise / Sunset in 02121

Sunrise: 6:35 am
Sunset: 6:36 pm
Sunrise in 02121 6:35 am
Sunrise in 02121 6:36 pm

Weather forecast for 02121

Forecast currently unavailable.

Current air quality in 02121

Air quality: Good Air quality scale in 02121 Good

Internet in 02121

In ZIP Code 02121, about 83.0% of households have a computer, while 70.6% have broadband Internet service.

Gender in 02121

In ZIP Code 02121, females make up an estimated 53.1% of the overall population, while males comprise approximately 46.9%.

Health Insurance in 02121

Approximately 18.5% of adults aged 18 to 64 in ZIP Code 02121 (Dorchester, MA) are currently uninsured and do not have health insurance.

Income in ZIP Code 02121

The median household income in ZIP Code 02121 is $32,500, while the region's mean household income is $55,135. Breaking income down further, per capita income in the region is $21,212. The per capita income in ZIP Code 02121 of $21,212 is approximately 51.53% less than the per capita income in the U.S. overall of $43,761. An estimated 29.8% of the population is living below the poverty line in this region. This rate is approximately213.68% higher than the overall poverty rate in the U.S. of 9.5%. Regarding household income, approximately 15.8% of the population in 02121 earn less than $10,000 per year, while an estimated 14.0% earn $25,000 to $34,999 per year, and 2.9% of 02121 residents earn $200,000 or more per year.

Household Income Details

Bar chart displaying household income in ZIP Code 02121. This visualizes the percentage of households in this region that fall within different income ranges, e.g. $100,000 to $149,999 per year.

Total Income in 02121

Household Income Percent
Less than $10,000 per year 15.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 per year 11.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 per year 12.4%
$25,000 to $34,999 per year 14.0%
$35,000 to $49,999 per year 9.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 per year 13.0%
$75,000 to $99,999 per year 7.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 per year 10.3%
$150,000 to $199,999 per year 3.7%
$200,000 or more per year 2.9%

Education levels in ZIP Code 02121

In ZIP Code 02121, 80.3% of the population graduated high school, while 16.8% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In this region, 11.5% achieved an education level less than 9th grade, while 5.3% hold a graduate or professional degree. Approximately 38.2% in this Suffolk County region reached the highest level of high school graduate (including equivalency).

Education Attained in 02121

Education Level Percent
Less than 9th grade 11.5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8.2%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 38.2%
Some college, no degree 18.5%
Associate's degree 6.8%
Bachelor's degree 11.5%
Graduate or professional degree 5.3%

Education Level Details

Pie chart displaying the education level breakdown in ZIP Code 02121. This visualizes the percentage of the population that has attained a specific level of education, e.g. a graduate or professional degree.

Race & Ethnicity in ZIP Code 02121

Looking at race in the population that makes up ZIP Code 02121, 92.0% is one race, while 8.0% are two or more races. Approximately 32.4% of 02121 residents are hispanic or Latino (of any race). The most common race in 02121 (race alone or in combination with one or more other races), is Black or African American (71.7%), followed by White (19.4%) .

Race Breakdown Details

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Racial Composition of 02121

Industry Percent
White 19.4%
Black or African American 71.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2%
Asian 0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Some other race 14.9%
* Race alone or in combination with one or more other races

Language Breakdown in ZIP Code 02121

In ZIP Code 02121, 56.0% of the population lists "English only" as the language spoken in home, while 29.7% of lists Spanish. Additionally, Asian and Pacific Islander languages are spoken in 9.8% of homes, and other Indo-European languages are spoken in 0.3% of homes. Lastly, 4.1% of homes list "other languages" as spoken in the home. All percentages referenced are for the population 5 years and older in this Suffolk County region.

Language Spoken in 02121

Language Spoken Percent
English only 56.0%
Spanish 29.7%
Other Indo-European languages 9.8%
Asian and Pacific Islander languages 0.3%
Other languages 4.1%
* Population 5 years and over

Language Spoken in Home

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Real Estate & Housing in ZIP Code 02121

The median home value in ZIP Code 02121 in August 2022 comes in at $702,667. The August 2022 value is approximately 6% higher than the $661,021 median value in March 2022, and 17% higher than the $602,676 median value in September 2021. Regarding the age of homes in ZIP Code 02121, an estimated 54.9% of homes were built in 1939 or earlier. Additionally, 7.9% of homes in the region were built between 1960 and 1969, while an estimated 0.5% of homes were built in 2014 or later in this Suffolk County region.

Home Values in 02121

Month Home value
Aug 2022 $702,667
Jul 2022 $699,527
Jun 2022 $698,434
May 2022 $692,712
Apr 2022 $673,039
Mar 2022 $661,021
Feb 2022 $648,682
Jan 2022 $631,332
Dec 2021 $617,440
Nov 2021 $604,936
Oct 2021 $601,554
Sep 2021 $602,676

Median Home Values Over Time

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Age of Housing in 02121

Year Home Built Percent
Built in 2014 or later 0.5%
Built between 2010 and 2013 2.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 4.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 3.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 6.0%
Built between 1970 and 1979 6.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 7.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 7.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 5.9%
Built in 1939 or earlier 54.9%

Housing Age Breakdown

">Bar chart displaying the breakdown on housing ages in ZIP Code 02121. This visualizes the percentage of homes in the region that were built in a certain time frame, e.g. built between 1950 and 1959.

Age Breakdown in ZIP Code 02121

Residents of ZIP Code 02121 are younger than average. The median age of 33.0 years in ZIP Code 02121 is approximately 13.39% lower than the overall median age in the U.S. of 38.1 years. About 73.8% of residents are aged 18 years and older, and 15.6% of residents are 62 years and over. Approximately 16.0% of the population in 02121 falls in the age group 25 to 34 years, while an estimated 12.4% are aged 35 to 44 years. On the low end of the scale, 1.7% of 02121 residents are aged 85 years and over.

Age Breakdown Details

Bar chart displaying the age breakdown in ZIP Code 02121. This visualizes the percentage of the population in the region that falls into certain age ranges, e.g. 35 to 44 years old.

Age Breakdown in 02121

Age Range Percent
Under 5 years 5.6%
5 to 9 years 8.6%
10 to 14 years 7.9%
15 to 19 years 6.8%
20 to 24 years 7.6%
25 to 34 years 16.0%
35 to 44 years 12.4%
45 to 54 years 10.7%
55 to 59 years 6.6%
60 to 64 years 5.2%
65 to 74 years 7.7%
75 to 84 years 3.2%
85 years and over 1.7%

Chronic Health Issues in ZIP Code 02121

One of the leading chronic health issues in ZIP Code 02121 is high blood pressure, as an estimated 34.9% of adults aged 18 and older deal with this issue. Another chronic health issue of concern for residents of 02121 is high cholesterol, as approximately 26.1% of adults 18 and older in this Suffolk County region contend with that issue.

Chronic Health Issues Breakdown

Bar chart displaying a breakdown of chronic health issues in ZIP Code 02121. This visualizes the percentage of adults aged 18 and above that have specific chronic health issues, e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, or arthritis.

Health Issues in 02121

Health Issue Percent of adults*
Coronary heart disease 6.2%
Chronic kidney disease 4.0%
Cancer (excluding skin cancer) 4.9%
High cholesterol 26.1%
Diagnosed diabetes 14.8%
Arthritis 24.0%
Current asthma 14.1%
High blood pressure 34.9%
Stroke 4.9%
* aged 18 & above

Health Risk Behaviors & Prevention in 02121

One of the top preventative health measures in ZIP Code 02121 is cholesterol screening, as an estimated 87.7% of adults 18 and older take part in this preventive measure. Additionally, 81.6% of those 18 and above in 02121 list visits to doctor for routine checkup, as a preventive measure. Common health risk behaviors in 02121 include sleeping less than 7 hours (46.3% of adults aged 18 and above) and no leisure-time physical activity (40.4% of those 18 and older).

Preventative Health in 02121

Preventive Measure Percent of adults*
Visits to dentist or dental clinic 50.4%
Current access to health insurance 81.5%
Cholesterol screening 87.7%
Taking medicine for high blood pressure control 74.7%
Visits to doctor for routine checkup 81.6%
* aged 18 & above

Preventative Health Measures

Bar chart displaying preventative health data in ZIP Code 02121. This visualizes the percentage of adults aged 18 and above that engage in preventative health measures, e.g. sholesterol screenings and visits to doctors for routine checkups.

Health Risk Behaviors Details

Bar chart displaying health risk behaviors details in ZIP Code 02121. This visualizes the percentage of adults aged 18 and older that engage in health risk behaviors, e.g. smoking or binge drinking.

Health Risk Behaviors in 02121

Risk Behavior Percent of adults*
No leisure-time physical activity 40.4%
Obesity 34.2%
Sleeping less than 7 hours 46.3%
Current smoking 19.9%
Binge drinking 16.4%
* aged 18 & above

Utilities in ZIP Code 02121

The average residential electricity rate in ZIP Code 02121 of 14.91¢/kWh. This rate is about 37.69% less than the average rate in Massachusetts, and approximately 3.56% less than the average rate in the U.S. as a whole. Regarding solar power potential, ZIP Code 02121 has an average daily solar radiation level of 4.89 kWh/m2/day. This is approximately 18.69% greater than an area in the U.S. with historically low solar radiation levels (WA), and about 25.8% less than an area in the U.S. with historically high solar radiation levels (AZ).

Electricity Breakdown Details

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Electricity Rates in 02121

Region Residential Commercial Industrial
ZIP Code 02121 14.91¢/kWh 13.84¢/kWh 12.57¢/kWh
Massachusetts 23.93¢/kWh 18.18¢/kWh 18.67¢/kWh
United States 15.46¢/kWh 13.15¢/kWh 9.43¢/kWh

Solar Power in 02121

Month ZIP Code 02121 Low (WA) High (AZ)
Jan 3.91 1.9 5.84
Feb 4.72 3 6.31
Mar 5.12 3.65 7.02
Apr 5.38 5.13 7.3
May 5.5 5.17 7.13
Jun 5.53 5.72 6.95
Jul 5.93 6.22 6.51
Aug 5.74 6.08 6.65
Sep 5.51 5.15 7.02
Oct 4.4 3.32 6.92
Nov 3.61 2.33 5.99
Dec 3.31 1.78 5.46
All figures listed are kWh/m2/day — kilowatt hours per square meter per day

Solar Radiation Levels

Line chart displaying solar radiation levels in ZIP Code 02121. This visualizes solar power levels in 02121 compared to radiation levels in both a historically low radiation state (WA) and a historically high radiation state (AZ).

Jobs Breakdown in ZIP Code 02121

In 02121, 63.5% of the population is in the labor force. Recent estimates place 1.6% as working from home, while the total labor force in the region has a mean travel to time to work of 33.7 minutes. Approximately 32.6% of the employed population 16 years and over in 02121 work in educational services, and health care and social assistance, while an estimated 12.1% work in professional, scientific, management, and administrative. On the lower end of the scale, just 0.0% of 02121 workers 16 years and over work in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining.

Job Industry Breakdown Details

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Job Industry Breakdown in 02121

Industry Percent
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0.0%
Construction 5.7%
Manufacturing 2.3%
Wholesale trade 0.3%
Retail trade 11.1%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 7.4%
Information 1.1%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 8.1%
Professional, scientific, management, and administrative 12.1%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 32.6%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 11.7%
Other services, except public administration 4.3%
Public administration 3.4%

Consumer Financial Products Complaints in 02121

Regarding consumer complaints about financial products in ZIP Code 02121, credit reporting or credit repair services have received the most complaints in 02121 in the past 12 months. Debt collection received the second most complaints. The most frequent complaint overall in this Suffolk County region was problem with a credit reporting company's investigation.

Consumer Complaints (Products)

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Consumer Complaints by Product in 02121

Complaint Product Number of Complaints*
Credit reporting or credit repair services 81
Debt collection 17
Credit card or prepaid card 13
Mortgage 6
Vehicle loan or lease 6
Other 6
* Total in 2021

Consumer Complaints by Issue in 02121

Complaint Issue Number of Complaints*
Problem with a credit reporting company's investigation 52
Improper use of your report 23
Incorrect information on your report 23
Attempts to collect debt not owed 12
Written notification about debt 5
Other 14
* Total in 2021

Consumer Complaints (Issues)

Pie chart displaying the complaints about consumer financial products and services that were sent to companies for response from residents in ZIP Code 02121. This visualizes the specific complaint issues that arose in this region, e.g. incorrect information on a report.