The 02122 ZIP Code is primarily associated with Dorchester, MA in Suffolk County in the United States. The current population estimate is 24,485. Approximately 30.6% of residents in this Massachusetts region have a bachelor's degree or higher, and the per capita income is an estimated $31,621. The median age in the 02122 ZIP Code is 34.8 years, with 12.4% of residents aged 62 years and older. Approximately 15% of the population is living below the poverty line. The median household income of this region is $60,313.
The median household income in ZIP Code 02122 is $60,313, while the region's mean household income is $84,370. Breaking income down further, per capita income in the region is $31,621. The per capita income in ZIP Code 02122 of $31,621 is approximately 27.74% less than the per capita income in the U.S. overall of $43,761. An estimated 15.0% of the population is living below the poverty line in this region. This rate is approximately57.89% higher than the overall poverty rate in the U.S. of 9.5%. Regarding household income, approximately 15.5% of the population in 02122 earn $50,000 to $74,999 per year, while an estimated 15.1% earn $100,000 to $149,999 per year, and 6.0% of 02122 residents earn $25,000 to $34,999 per year.
|Less than $10,000 per year||6.6%|
|$10,000 to $14,999 per year||6.3%|
|$15,000 to $24,999 per year||10.2%|
|$25,000 to $34,999 per year||6.0%|
|$35,000 to $49,999 per year||11.4%|
|$50,000 to $74,999 per year||15.5%|
|$75,000 to $99,999 per year||12.4%|
|$100,000 to $149,999 per year||15.1%|
|$150,000 to $199,999 per year||9.5%|
|$200,000 or more per year||7.0%|
In ZIP Code 02122, 80.3% of the population graduated high school, while 30.6% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In this region, 9.5% achieved an education level less than 9th grade, while 10.8% hold a graduate or professional degree. Approximately 28.5% in this Suffolk County region reached the highest level of high school graduate (including equivalency).
|Less than 9th grade||9.5%|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||10.2%|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||28.5%|
|Some college, no degree||16.5%|
|Graduate or professional degree||10.8%|
Looking at race in the population that makes up ZIP Code 02122, 97.3% is one race, while 2.7% are two or more races. Approximately 11.9% of 02122 residents are hispanic or Latino (of any race). The most common race in 02122 (race alone or in combination with one or more other races), is White (38.8%), followed by Black or African American (33.5%) .
|Black or African American||33.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.0%|
|Some other race||8.1%|
In ZIP Code 02122, 54.7% of the population lists "English only" as the language spoken in home, while 10.8% of lists Spanish. Additionally, Asian and Pacific Islander languages are spoken in 13.9% of homes, and other Indo-European languages are spoken in 19.1% of homes. Lastly, 1.4% 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.
|Other Indo-European languages||13.9%|
|Asian and Pacific Islander languages||19.1%|
The median home value in ZIP Code 02122 in August 2022 comes in at $718,709. The August 2022 value is approximately 1% higher than the $712,114 median value in March 2022, and 9% higher than the $661,094 median value in September 2021. Regarding the age of homes in ZIP Code 02122, an estimated 66.6% of homes were built in 1939 or earlier. Additionally, 5.8% of homes in the region were built between 1960 and 1969, while an estimated 0.8% of homes were built in 2014 or later in this Suffolk County region.
|Year Home Built||Percent|
|Built in 2014 or later||0.8%|
|Built between 2010 and 2013||2.0%|
|Built between 2000 and 2009||5.4%|
|Built between 1990 and 1999||2.2%|
|Built between 1980 and 1989||2.5%|
|Built between 1970 and 1979||5.1%|
|Built between 1960 and 1969||5.8%|
|Built between 1950 and 1959||4.0%|
|Built between 1940 and 1949||5.7%|
|Built in 1939 or earlier||66.6%|
Residents of ZIP Code 02122 are younger than average. The median age of 34.8 years in ZIP Code 02122 is approximately 8.66% lower than the overall median age in the U.S. of 38.1 years. About 81.0% of residents are aged 18 years and older, and 12.4% of residents are 62 years and over. Approximately 22.8% of the population in 02122 falls in the age group 25 to 34 years, while an estimated 14.7% are aged 35 to 44 years. On the low end of the scale, 1.1% of 02122 residents are aged 85 years and over.
|Under 5 years||5.7%|
|5 to 9 years||5.0%|
|10 to 14 years||5.4%|
|15 to 19 years||5.1%|
|20 to 24 years||6.5%|
|25 to 34 years||22.8%|
|35 to 44 years||14.7%|
|45 to 54 years||14.3%|
|55 to 59 years||5.8%|
|60 to 64 years||4.6%|
|65 to 74 years||6.8%|
|75 to 84 years||2.3%|
|85 years and over||1.1%|
One of the leading chronic health issues in ZIP Code 02122 is high blood pressure, as an estimated 27.3% of adults aged 18 and older deal with this issue. Another chronic health issue of concern for residents of 02122 is high cholesterol, as approximately 25.7% of adults 18 and older in this Suffolk County region contend with that issue.
|Health Issue||Percent of adults*|
|Chronic kidney disease||2.8%|
|Cancer (excluding skin cancer)||5.3%|
|Coronary heart disease||5.4%|
|High blood pressure||27.3%|
One of the top preventative health measures in ZIP Code 02122 is cholesterol screening, as an estimated 87.3% of adults 18 and older take part in this preventive measure. Additionally, 85.7% of those 18 and above in 02122 list current access to health insurance, as a preventive measure. Common health risk behaviors in 02122 include sleeping less than 7 hours (41.3% of adults aged 18 and above) and no leisure-time physical activity (32.5% of those 18 and older).
|Preventive Measure||Percent of adults*|
|Taking medicine for high blood pressure control||69.7%|
|Current access to health insurance||85.7%|
|Visits to doctor for routine checkup||78.3%|
|Visits to dentist or dental clinic||59.6%|
|Risk Behavior||Percent of adults*|
|No leisure-time physical activity||32.5%|
|Sleeping less than 7 hours||41.3%|
The average residential electricity rate in ZIP Code 02122 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 02122 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).
|ZIP Code 02122||14.91¢/kWh||13.84¢/kWh||12.57¢/kWh|
|Month||ZIP Code 02122||Low (WA)||High (AZ)|
In 02122, 73.0% of the population is in the labor force. Recent estimates place 1.0% as working from home, while the total labor force in the region has a mean travel to time to work of 31.2 minutes. Approximately 24.3% of the employed population 16 years and over in 02122 work in educational services, and health care and social assistance, while an estimated 11.9% work in arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services. On the lower end of the scale, just 0.0% of 02122 workers 16 years and over work in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining.
|Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining||0.0%|
|Transportation and warehousing, and utilities||5.8%|
|Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing||5.1%|
|Professional, scientific, management, and administrative||10.6%|
|Educational services, and health care and social assistance||24.3%|
|Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services||11.9%|
|Other services, except public administration||9.2%|
Regarding consumer complaints about financial products in ZIP Code 02122, debt collection have received the most complaints in 02122 in the past 12 months. Credit reporting or credit repair services received the second most complaints. The most frequent complaint overall in this Suffolk County region was problem with a credit reporting company's investigation.
|Complaint Product||Number of Complaints*|
|Credit reporting or credit repair services||37|
|Credit card or prepaid card||11|
|Checking or savings account||5|
|Vehicle loan or lease||5|
|Complaint Issue||Number of Complaints*|
|Problem with a credit reporting company's investigation||38|
|Attempts to collect debt not owed||36|
|Took or threatened to take negative or legal action||11|
|Incorrect information on your report||10|
|Written notification about debt||7|