Search by ZIP, address, city, or county:

ZIP Code 21042

Primary City:Ellicott City, MD (View All Cities)
County: Howard County
Timezone: Eastern (4:53am)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.28, -76.90
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21042

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21042. 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 21042. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21042, 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:
Ellicott City, MD
Unacceptable:
Ellicott

Stats and Demographics for the 21042 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21042 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 21042 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is slightly higher than average. There are also an extremely large number of families and an extremely small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21042 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 38,076
Population Density 1,016 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,587
Median Home Value $561,800
Land Area 37.49 sq mi
Water Area 0.17 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,158
Median Household Income $142,528

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8881,4771,6821,5928636334948861,2891,8021,8261,6511,336926551413267178
Female7721,3641,6291,4207146096281,1091,5801,9551,8991,6771,351884561482388300
Total1,6602,8413,3113,0121,5771,2421,1221,9952,8693,7573,7253,3282,6871,8101,112895655478

Gender

 Male 18,754 49%
 Female 19,322 51%
Gender

Race

 White 28,047 73.7%
 Black Or African American 2,211 5.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 56 0.1%
 Asian 6,531 17.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 232 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 994 2.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner264461,8223,5733,0901,591787181
Renter42246453318177124172110
Total686922,2753,8913,2671,715959291

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9,730 74%
 Single Guardian 1,220 9%
 Singles 1,882 14%
 Singles With Roommate 326 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,726 59%
 Households with Kids 5,432 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male131190204223262301279278357321317339321384378385385271173153
Female136159184183231261284299289297331318352331353354394184135112
Total267349388406493562563577646618648657673715731739779455308265

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21042 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21042 were primarily built in the 1980s. Looking at 21042 real estate data, the median home value of $561,800 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 21042. Rentals in 21042 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21042 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 38,048 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 28 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 8,879 65%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,637 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,642 12%
 Households Vacant 429 3%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 112 26.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.7%
 For Sale Only 104 24.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 46 10.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 49 11.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 115 26.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 384 25%
 2 Bedroom 582 38%
 3+ Bedroom 563 37%
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 $142,528 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21042 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 21042. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 15,259 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,076 23%
 No Earnings 8,452 27%
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 15,259 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,076 23%
 No Earnings 8,452 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 17,590 87%
 Public transportation 447 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 286 1%
 Worked at Home 1,784 9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 21042 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 272 2%
 High School Graduate 2,580 20%
 Associate's degree 405 3%
 Bachelor's degree 4,183 33%
 Master's degree 3,198 25%
 Professional school degree 1,034 8%
 Doctorate degree 1,090 9%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,367 81%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,406 15%
 Not Enrolled in School 358 4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21042

ZIP Code 21042 is in the Howard County Public Schools. There are 16 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21042.

Homewood School
10914 Clarksville Pk
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Howard County Public Schools
Applications and Research Laboratory
10920 Clarksville Pk
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Howard County Public Schools
Burleigh Manor Middle School
4200 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Manor Woods Elementary
11575 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Centennial Lane Elementary
3825 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Dunloggin Middle School
9129 Northfield Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Northfield Elementary
9125 Northfield Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
St. Johns Lane Elementary
2960 Saint Johns Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Triadelphia Ridge Elementary
13400 Triadelphia Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Folly Quarter Middle School
13500 Triadelphia Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Waverly Elementary
10220 Wetherburn Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Centennial High School
4300 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Mount Hebron High School
9440 Old Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Crossroads Adventist School
3291 Saint Johns Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Resurrection St Paul School
3155 Paulskirk Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Johns Parish Day School
9130 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

Nearby ZIP Codes