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ZIP Code 21043

Primary City:Ellicott City, MD (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Ellicott City
County: Howard County
Timezone: Eastern (3:10am)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.26, -76.80
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21043

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21043. 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 21043. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21043, 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
Acceptable:
Daniels, Ilchester, Oella
Unacceptable:
Ellicott

Stats and Demographics for the 21043 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21043 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 21043 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21043 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 42,246
Population Density 2,486 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,308
Median Home Value $460,400
Land Area 17.00 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,622
Median Household Income $107,986

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,4681,6871,6621,4841,0761,2731,3211,5401,7352,0201,5861,246879597386269255156
Female1,4361,5271,5581,3901,0401,4021,4621,7371,9472,0481,6341,246939692491362314381
Total2,9043,2143,2202,8742,1162,6752,7833,2773,6824,0683,2202,4921,8181,289877631569537

Gender

 Male 20,640 49%
 Female 21,606 51%
Gender

Race

 White 25,519 60.4%
 Black Or African American 4,831 11.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 110 0.3%
 Asian 9,805 23.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 23 0.1%
 Other Race 656 1.6%
 Two Or More Races 1,302 3.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner589772,4793,3192,0921,023508116
Renter3551,4991,223823448243239220
Total4132,4763,7024,1422,5401,266747336

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9,111 58%
 Single Guardian 1,932 12%
 Singles 3,731 24%
 Singles With Roommate 848 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 9,251 59%
 Households with Kids 6,371 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male286319319306331356306342352295334345310378357360327239201210
Female280257307306303324307321272327295293325318324321337238170169
Total566576626612634680613663624622629638635696681681664477371379

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21043 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21043 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 21043 real estate data, the median home value of $460,400 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 21043. Rentals in 21043 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21043 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 41,949 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 18 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 175 0.4%
 Other Institutional 62 0.1%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 42 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 8,973 55%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,599 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,050 31%
 Households Vacant 686 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 320 47%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 3%
 For Sale Only 126 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 77 11%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 34 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 109 16%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 128 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,548 33%
 2 Bedroom 2,094 44%
 3+ Bedroom 945 20%
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 $107,986 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21043 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. Most commuters in 21043 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 17,057 52%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,821 24%
 No Earnings 8,145 25%
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 17,057 52%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,821 24%
 No Earnings 8,145 25%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 20,603 90.6%
 Public transportation 610 2.7%
 Taxicab 26 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 322 1.4%
 Worked at Home 1,178 5.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 666 5%
 High School Graduate 3,586 27%
 Associate's degree 632 5%
 Bachelor's degree 4,399 33%
 Master's degree 2,726 20%
 Professional school degree 606 5%
 Doctorate degree 792 6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,688 80.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,451 15.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 456 4.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21043

ZIP Code 21043 is in the Howard County Public Schools. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21043.

Patapsco Middle School
8885 Old Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Worthington Elementary
4570 Roundhill Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Ilchester Elementary
4981 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Hollifield Station Elementary
8701 Stonehouse Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Bonnie Branch Middle School
4979 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Ellicott Mills Middle School
4445 Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Bellows Spring Elementary
8125 Old Stockbridge Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Veterans Elementary
4355 Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Howard High School
8700 Old Annapolis Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Trinity School
4985 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
4801 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Linwood Center
3421 Martha Bush Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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