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ZIP Code 20842

Primary City:Dickerson, MD (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (10:38am)
Coordinates:39.2, -77.4
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 20842

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 20842. 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 20842. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 20842, 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:
Dickerson, MD
Unacceptable:
Comus

Stats and Demographics for the 20842 ZIP Code

ZIP code 20842 is located in north Maryland and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 20842 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 20842 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,824
Population Density 35 people per sq mi
Housing Units 781
Median Home Value $470,900
Land Area 52.47 sq mi
Water Area 3.49 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 705
Median Household Income $78,608

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 48Male Median Age: 49Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male41476962303126345384949582583730207
Female2851646738352844591019592675428421615
Total69981331296866547811218518918714911265723622

Gender

 Male 900 49%
 Female 924 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,602 87.8%
 Black Or African American 125 6.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.2%
 Asian 19 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 29 1.6%
 Two Or More Races 46 2.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner210631431571015811
Renter33127433312101
Total541901861901136812

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 423 60%
 Single Guardian 78 11%
 Singles 150 21%
 Singles With Roommate 54 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 506 72%
 Households with Kids 199 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7913911889111213101618112071599
Female4578124991710131015161317141587
Total1114201723121718282226203134243721301716

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 20842 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 20842 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1960s. Looking at 20842 real estate data, the median home value of $470,900 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 20842. Rentals in 20842 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 20842 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,824 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 364 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 181 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 160 20%
 Households Vacant 76 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 5 7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 10 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 14 18%
 For Migrant Workers 5 7%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 36 47%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 14 21%
 3+ Bedroom 54 79%
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 $78,608 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 20842 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 20842 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. A higher percentage of people in 20842 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 20842 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 597 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 369 28%
 No Earnings 372 28%
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 597 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 369 28%
 No Earnings 372 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 597 69%
 Public transportation 45 5%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 26 3%
 Worked at Home 193 22%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 20842 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 22 3.9%
 High School Graduate 322 56.7%
 Associate's degree 4 0.7%
 Bachelor's degree 106 18.7%
 Master's degree 42 7.4%
 Professional school degree 46 8.1%
 Doctorate degree 26 4.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 144 61%
 Enrolled in Private School 58 24%
 Not Enrolled in School 36 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 20842

ZIP Code 20842 is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 20842.

Monocacy Elementary
18801 Barnesville Rd
Dickerson, MD 20842
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools

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