Data Profile of ZIP Code 02122

About Dorchester, MA (ZIP Code 02122)

Massachusetts

Comprehensive Data and Demographics About 02122

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.

Population in 02122

The most recent population estimate for ZIP Code 02122 is 24,485.

Dorchester, MA

The 02122 ZIP Code is associated with Dorchester, MA in Suffolk County.

Area Codes associated with 02122

Telephone area codes associated with ZIP Code 02122 include 617, 781, and 857.

Sunrise / Sunset in 02122

Sunrise: 6:44 am
Sunset: 6:21 pm
Sunrise in 02122 6:44 am
Sunrise in 02122 6:21 pm

Weather forecast for 02122

Forecast currently unavailable.

Current air quality in 02122

Air quality: Good Air quality scale in 02122 Good

Internet in 02122

In ZIP Code 02122, about 90.5% of households have a computer, while 84.1% have broadband Internet service.

Gender in 02122

In ZIP Code 02122, females make up an estimated 50.8% of the overall population, while males comprise approximately 49.2%.

Health Insurance in 02122

Approximately 14.3% of adults aged 18 to 64 in ZIP Code 02122 (Dorchester, MA) are currently uninsured and do not have health insurance.

Income in ZIP Code 02122

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.

Household Income Details

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Total Income in 02122

Household Income Percent
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%

Education levels in ZIP Code 02122

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).

Education Attained in 02122

Education Level Percent
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%
Associate's degree 4.7%
Bachelor's degree 19.8%
Graduate or professional degree 10.8%

Education Level Details

Pie chart displaying the education level breakdown in ZIP Code 02122. 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 02122

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%) .

Race Breakdown Details

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Racial Composition of 02122

Industry Percent
White 38.8%
Black or African American 33.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8%
Asian 21.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Some other race 8.1%
* Race alone or in combination with one or more other races

Language Breakdown in ZIP Code 02122

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.

Language Spoken in 02122

Language Spoken Percent
English only 54.7%
Spanish 10.8%
Other Indo-European languages 13.9%
Asian and Pacific Islander languages 19.1%
Other languages 1.4%
* Population 5 years and over

Language Spoken in Home

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Real Estate & Housing in ZIP Code 02122

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.

Home Values in 02122

Month Home value
Aug 2022 $718,709
Jul 2022 $720,422
Jun 2022 $721,604
May 2022 $718,561
Apr 2022 $717,205
Mar 2022 $712,114
Feb 2022 $700,897
Jan 2022 $685,068
Dec 2021 $672,744
Nov 2021 $665,250
Oct 2021 $662,049
Sep 2021 $661,094

Median Home Values Over Time

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Age of Housing in 02122

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%

Housing Age Breakdown

">Bar chart displaying the breakdown on housing ages in ZIP Code 02122. 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 02122

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.

Age Breakdown Details

Bar chart displaying the age breakdown in ZIP Code 02122. 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 02122

Age Range Percent
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%

Chronic Health Issues in ZIP Code 02122

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.

Chronic Health Issues Breakdown

Bar chart displaying a breakdown of chronic health issues in ZIP Code 02122. 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 02122

Health Issue Percent of adults*
High cholesterol 25.7%
Chronic kidney disease 2.8%
Current asthma 11.5%
Diagnosed diabetes 10.2%
Cancer (excluding skin cancer) 5.3%
Arthritis 21.0%
Coronary heart disease 5.4%
Stroke 3.3%
High blood pressure 27.3%
* aged 18 & above

Health Risk Behaviors & Prevention in 02122

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).

Preventative Health in 02122

Preventive Measure Percent of adults*
Cholesterol screening 87.3%
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%
* aged 18 & above

Preventative Health Measures

Bar chart displaying preventative health data in ZIP Code 02122. 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 02122. 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 02122

Risk Behavior Percent of adults*
Current smoking 17.8%
Obesity 24.9%
No leisure-time physical activity 32.5%
Sleeping less than 7 hours 41.3%
Binge drinking 19.4%
* aged 18 & above

Utilities in ZIP Code 02122

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).

Electricity Breakdown Details

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Electricity Rates in 02122

Region Residential Commercial Industrial
ZIP Code 02122 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 02122

Month ZIP Code 02122 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

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Jobs Breakdown in ZIP Code 02122

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.

Job Industry Breakdown Details

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Job Industry Breakdown in 02122

Industry Percent
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0.0%
Construction 7.2%
Manufacturing 4.2%
Wholesale trade 0.7%
Retail trade 11.6%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 5.8%
Information 1.4%
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%
Public administration 8.1%

Consumer Financial Products Complaints in 02122

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.

Consumer Complaints (Products)

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Consumer Complaints by Product in 02122

Complaint Product Number of Complaints*
Debt collection 54
Credit reporting or credit repair services 37
Credit card or prepaid card 11
Checking or savings account 5
Vehicle loan or lease 5
Other 6
* Total in 2021

Consumer Complaints by Issue in 02122

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
Other 16
* 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 02122. This visualizes the specific complaint issues that arose in this region, e.g. incorrect information on a report.