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Area Code 781 Summary
Area code 781 is assigned to Massachusetts
Latitude: 42.300306
Longitude: -71.043859
Population: 1,452,831
Area: 671.91 sq. miles
Land: 650.09 sq. miles
Water: 21.82 sq. miles
Population Density: 2,234.83 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 57.6 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 781 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 100,000
Boston (359,585)
Cambridge (101,391)
  
Cities with population over 50,000
Framingham (67,108)
Lynn (88,992)
Malden (56,340)
Medford (56,203)
Quincy (88,025)
Waltham (59,226)
Towns with population under 50,000
Abington (14,605)
Arlington (42,362)
Bedford (12,566)
Belmont (24,158)
Braintree (33,828)
Burlington (22,876)
Canton (20,615)
Charlestown (15,195)
Cohasset (7,261)
Dedham (23,494)
Duxbury (14,248)
East Weymouth (14,893)
Halifax (7,571)
Hanover (13,164)
Hanscom Afb (2,933)
Hanson (9,424)
Hingham (19,882)
Holbrook (10,738)
Hull (11,050)
Kingston (11,780)
Lexington (30,382)
Lincoln (5,152)
Lynnfield (11,542)
Marblehead (20,377)
Marshfield (24,828)
Melrose (27,134)
Nahant (3,632)
Needham (19,917)
North Pembroke (4)
North Weymouth (8,704)
Norwell (9,765)
Norwood (28,587)
Pembroke (16,927)
Plympton (2,637)
Randolph (31,170)
Reading (23,708)
Revere (47,283)
Rockland (17,670)
Saugus (26,136)
Scituate (17,359)
Sharon (17,389)
South Weymouth (15,898)
Stoneham (22,214)
Stoughton (27,149)
Swampscott (14,412)
Wakefield (24,809)
Wellesley (12,445)
Wellesley Hills (14,168)
Weston (11,469)
Westwood (14,087)
Weymouth (14,493)
Whitman (13,882)
Winchester (20,810)
Woburn (37,258)

Area Code 781 Demographics

Area Code 781 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Male696,46847.94 %48.18 %49.04 %
Female756,36352.06 %51.82 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.92-0.930.96
Total Population1,452,831100.00 %--
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Area Code 781 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years89,2146.14 %6.26 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years91,6826.31 %6.79 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years91,0956.27 %6.79 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years83,4085.74 %6.55 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years80,2275.52 %6.37 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years218,87215.07 %14.60 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years244,73516.85 %16.74 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years205,02314.11 %13.76 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years75,5465.20 %4.88 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years59,2244.08 %3.72 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years107,6887.41 %6.74 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years77,1745.31 %4.97 %4.38 %
85 years and over28,9431.99 %1.84 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)38.6-38.637.7
18 years and over1,130,35477.80 %76.37 %74.27 %
Male
530,94336.55 %36.06 %35.85 %
Female
599,41141.26 %40.31 %38.42 %
21 years and over1,081,63174.45 %72.26 %69.92 %
62 years and over248,21017.08 %15.71 %14.65 %
65 years and over213,80514.72 %13.55 %12.42 %
Male
85,0975.86 %5.38 %5.12 %
Female
128,7088.86 %8.17 %7.30 %
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Area Code 781 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
One race1,425,53698.12 %97.70 %97.55 %
White
1,262,74686.92 %84.54 %75.21 %
Black or African American
52,7423.63 %5.41 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
2,2190.15 %0.24 %0.87 %
Asian
81,7075.62 %3.75 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
15,2661.05 %0.69 %0.59 %
Chinese
38,2582.63 %1.33 %0.85 %
Filipino
2,7580.19 %0.13 %0.65 %
Japanese
2,7030.19 %0.17 %0.28 %
Korean
5,0210.35 %0.27 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
7,8970.54 %0.53 %0.39 %
Other Asian
9,8040.67 %0.63 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
5000.03 %0.04 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1120.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
1400.01 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
980.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
1500.01 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
25,6221.76 %3.73 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)55,2883.81 %6.75 %13.70 %
Mexican
5,0580.35 %0.35 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
13,6500.94 %3.14 %2.46 %
Cuban
1,6680.11 %0.14 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
34,9122.40 %3.12 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino1,397,54396.19 %93.25 %86.30 %
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Area Code 781 Social Profile

Area Code 781 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school368,827100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
29,2107.92 %7.12 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
18,2704.95 %5.01 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
147,44239.98 %40.73 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
72,33819.61 %19.71 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
101,56727.54 %27.43 %22.81 %
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Area Code 781 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over1,017,623100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
39,0133.83 %5.79 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
75,4667.42 %9.44 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
263,95625.94 %27.27 %28.63 %
High school or higher
903,14488.75 %84.76 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
169,26916.63 %17.09 %21.05 %
Associate degree
71,8667.06 %7.21 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
231,79122.78 %19.53 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
398,05339.12 %33.19 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
166,26216.34 %13.66 %8.86 %
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Area Code 781 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,662,293100.00 %--
Arab14,4240.87 %0.73 %0.42 %
Czech3,4140.21 %0.21 %0.59 %
Danish4,1260.25 %0.22 %0.50 %
Dutch9,0830.55 %0.60 %1.58 %
English159,5109.60 %9.88 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)58,8773.54 %6.96 %2.90 %
French Canadian45,1942.72 %4.25 %0.85 %
German83,6745.03 %5.16 %14.93 %
Greek21,2031.28 %1.07 %0.40 %
Hungarian4,3100.26 %0.25 %0.49 %
Irish415,79525.01 %19.54 %10.65 %
Italian256,24015.41 %11.77 %5.47 %
Lithuanian11,9910.72 %0.70 %0.23 %
Norwegian9,0600.55 %0.49 %1.56 %
Polish47,6172.86 %4.42 %3.12 %
Portuguese25,7481.55 %3.83 %0.41 %
Russian31,6071.90 %1.51 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish28,2001.70 %1.36 %1.50 %
Scottish39,3212.37 %2.22 %1.70 %
Slovak1,1550.07 %0.09 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African11,2220.68 %1.10 %0.62 %
Swedish27,3781.65 %1.63 %1.39 %
Swiss2,8050.17 %0.14 %0.32 %
Ukrainian5,3220.32 %0.31 %0.31 %
United States or American57,7883.48 %3.35 %7.18 %
Welsh5,7040.34 %0.32 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)16,7731.01 %1.11 %0.65 %
Other ancestries264,75215.93 %16.76 %31.89 %
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Area Code 781 Economy

Area Code 781 Employment

GroupNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over1,163,872100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
547,90847.08 %47.30 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
615,96452.92 %52.70 %51.68 %
In labor force
780,97267.10 %66.21 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
407,40552.17 %51.89 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
373,56747.83 %48.11 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
779,43366.97 %66.11 %63.10 %
Employed
751,02364.53 %63.09 %59.39 %
Unemployed
28,4102.44 %3.01 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-3.64 %4.55 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
1,5390.13 %0.11 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
382,90032.90 %33.79 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers607,02980.83 %79.99 %78.40 %
Government workers95,94912.78 %13.46 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business46,7236.22 %6.37 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,3220.18 %0.18 %0.31 %
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Area Code 781 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations343,79045.78 %41.08 %33.60 %
Service occupations91,46812.18 %14.06 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations203,54327.10 %25.90 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations9100.12 %0.21 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations51,4806.85 %7.46 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations59,8327.97 %11.28 %14.63 %
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Area Code 781 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining1,4800.20 %0.39 %1.87 %
Construction41,2225.49 %5.50 %6.80 %
Manufacturing67,8639.04 %12.82 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade24,6213.28 %3.27 %3.60 %
Retail trade80,62410.74 %11.17 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities32,3864.31 %4.17 %5.19 %
Information33,1424.41 %3.75 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing81,64110.87 %8.21 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services105,52614.05 %11.56 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services171,64622.85 %23.75 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services46,7136.22 %6.77 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)31,4794.19 %4.39 %4.88 %
Public administration32,6804.35 %4.25 %4.83 %
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Area Code 781 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Households570,908100.00 %2,444,588106,788,273
Less than $10,000
40,7187.13 %8.78 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
26,3584.62 %5.61 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
48,9178.57 %10.15 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
52,6449.22 %10.35 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
76,52613.40 %14.53 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
113,53519.89 %20.09 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
80,82414.16 %12.79 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
77,56313.59 %10.93 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
25,6764.50 %3.30 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
28,1474.93 %3.46 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$65,207.31-$55,837.45$39,349.33
Average household size2.49-2.512.58
Average income per member of household$26,136.24-$22,278.84$15,252.86
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Area Code 781 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over738,310100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
525,72671.21 %73.81 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
59,1868.02 %9.00 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
90,54112.26 %8.73 %4.73 %
Walked
32,2794.37 %4.34 %2.94 %
Other means
6,8930.93 %0.99 %1.20 %
Worked at home
23,6853.21 %3.14 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)28.6714 minutes-26.9 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 781 Housing

Area Code 781 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units590,916100.00 %2,621,986117,282,697
Occupied housing units
571,16296.66 %93.20 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
362,62361.37 %57.52 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
208,53935.29 %35.68 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
19,7543.34 %6.80 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
5,8640.99 %3.58 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.15 %-1.04 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate2.43 %-4.18 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.63-2.632.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit1.98-2.102.45
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Area Code 781 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units590,743100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
306,88651.95 %52.42 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
24,3854.13 %3.97 %5.68 %
2 units
71,57712.12 %11.61 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
54,5109.23 %11.42 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
31,1545.27 %5.95 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
27,6974.69 %4.34 %3.99 %
20 or more units
71,91512.17 %9.34 %8.59 %
Mobile home
2,5090.42 %0.92 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1100.02 %0.02 %0.22 %
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Area Code 781 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units590,743100.00 %--
1 room
12,9362.19 %2.01 %2.21 %
2 rooms
30,4285.15 %4.75 %4.88 %
3 rooms
63,81510.80 %9.72 %10.06 %
4 rooms
78,07213.22 %14.81 %15.95 %
5 rooms
95,49516.17 %19.15 %20.92 %
6 rooms
103,86917.58 %18.30 %18.39 %
7 rooms
81,28413.76 %12.75 %11.98 %
8 rooms
61,02510.33 %9.15 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
63,81910.80 %9.35 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.8-5.75.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units570,954100.00 %--
1.00 or less
556,34197.44 %90.54 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
8,8961.56 %1.68 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
5,7171.00 %0.98 %2.54 %
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Area Code 781 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas248,88242.13 %40.91 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas8,8781.50 %2.45 %5.96 %
Electricity71,26512.06 %11.58 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.236,46840.03 %36.74 %8.06 %
Coal or coke4120.07 %0.10 %0.12 %
Wood7630.13 %0.74 %1.51 %
Solar energy320.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel2,6430.45 %0.41 %0.35 %
No fuel used1,6110.27 %0.25 %1.25 %
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Area Code 781 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units288,356100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
1,5930.55 %0.68 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
4,7601.65 %8.86 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
33,85411.74 %23.37 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
66,02022.90 %23.03 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
93,98732.59 %24.13 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
62,26521.59 %14.36 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
21,8057.56 %4.74 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
4,0721.41 %0.85 %0.56 %
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Area Code 781 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage203,80770.68 %71.59 %69.56 %
Less than $300
810.03 %0.08 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
2,0650.72 %1.23 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
6,8262.37 %3.81 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
21,4497.44 %11.76 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
67,72423.49 %26.30 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
54,92019.05 %15.82 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
50,74217.60 %12.59 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged84,54929.32 %28.41 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent96,73933.55 %33.42 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent50,16517.40 %18.03 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent42,00914.57 %15.04 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent29,62210.27 %10.27 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent18,9556.57 %6.44 %6.01 %
35 percent or more49,33617.11 %16.23 %15.91 %
Not computed1,5300.53 %0.56 %0.85 %
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Area Code 781 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units208,271100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
13,1356.31 %7.07 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
10,9085.24 %5.96 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
19,1479.19 %14.12 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
44,04921.15 %28.69 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
56,60927.18 %21.80 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
41,78120.06 %13.95 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
15,3847.39 %4.85 %2.89 %
No cash rent
7,2583.48 %3.56 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)65,68431.54 %38.22 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent39,13818.79 %18.93 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent30,37614.58 %14.23 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent27,04512.99 %12.52 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent25,56012.27 %11.79 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent16,5127.93 %7.72 %7.32 %
35 percent or more57,65227.68 %28.63 %29.47 %
Not computed11,9885.76 %6.18 %7.77 %

Area Code 781 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
None66,89211.32 %11.86 %9.57 %
1214,79836.36 %34.47 %31.22 %
2218,51936.99 %35.15 %34.76 %
3 or more70,74511.98 %11.71 %15.45 %
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