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ZIP Code 20721

Primary City:Bowie, MD (View All Cities)
County: Prince George's County
Timezone: Eastern (11:40am)
Area code: 240 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.92, -76.79
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 20721

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 20721. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 20721. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 20721, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Bowie, MD
Acceptable:
Mitchellville

Stats and Demographics for the 20721 ZIP Code

ZIP code 20721 is located in central Maryland and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 20721 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a small number of single adults and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 20721 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 27,016
Population Density 1,618 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,595
Median Home Value $379,600
Land Area 16.69 sq mi
Water Area 0.15 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,187
Median Household Income $119,851

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male7548961,0751,0287505205347148641,1581,1391,099819496300152102109
Female7028431,0461,0367226286468931,1941,4801,3771,2471,001595323241183350
Total1,4561,7392,1212,0641,4721,1481,1801,6072,0582,6382,5162,3461,8201,091623393285459

Gender

 Male 12,509 46%
 Female 14,507 54%
Gender

Race

 White 1,848 6.8%
 Black Or African American 23,646 87.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 55 0.2%
 Asian 608 2.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 224 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 631 2.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner354261,4692,5992,35093826171
Renter231762862041204775107
Total586021,7552,8032,470985336178

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,173 56%
 Single Guardian 1,856 20%
 Singles 1,858 20%
 Singles With Roommate 300 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,469 60%
 Households with Kids 3,718 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male122147174159173171163180209210213235202215234223243179149164
Female148119137182151156186166184197216202205226241243262151139155
Total270266311341324327349346393407429437407441475466505330288319

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 20721 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 20721 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 20721 real estate data, the median home value of $379,600 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 20721. Rentals in 20721 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 20721 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 26,776 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 4 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 231 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 5 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,692 80%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 457 5%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,038 11%
 Households Vacant 408 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 165 40%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 1%
 For Sale Only 134 33%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 8 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 84 21%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 15 1%
 1 Bedroom 218 18%
 2 Bedroom 257 21%
 3+ Bedroom 728 60%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $119,851 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 20721 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 20721 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. In 20721 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,932 53%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,319 21%
 No Earnings 5,321 26%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,932 53%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,319 21%
 No Earnings 5,321 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,280 83.0%
 Public transportation 1,713 12.6%
 Taxicab 11 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 180 1.3%
 Worked at Home 402 3.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 20721 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 215 3%
 High School Graduate 2,922 39%
 Associate's degree 494 7%
 Bachelor's degree 2,225 29%
 Master's degree 1,192 16%
 Professional school degree 217 3%
 Doctorate degree 314 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,481 63.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,774 32.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 239 4.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 20721

ZIP Code 20721 is in the Prince George'S County Public Schools. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 20721.

Kingsford Elementary
1401 Enterprise Rd
Mitchellville, MD 20721
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Prince George'S County Public Schools
Woodmore Elementary
12500 Woodmore Rd
Mitchellville, MD 20721
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Prince George'S County Public Schools
Lake Arbor Elementary
10205 Lake Arbor Way
Mitchellville, MD 20721
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Prince George'S County Public Schools
Ernest Everett Just Middle School
1300 Campus Way North
Mitchellville, MD 20721
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Prince George'S County Public Schools
Tall Oaks Vocational
2112 Church Rd
Bowie, MD 20721
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Prince George'S County Public Schools
Washington New Church School
11914 Chantilly Ln
Mitchellville, MD 20721
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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