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ZIP Code 21045

Primary City:Columbia, MD (View All Cities)
County: Howard County
Timezone: Eastern (4:54pm)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.21, -76.83
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21045

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21045. 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 21045. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21045, 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:
Columbia, MD

Stats and Demographics for the 21045 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21045 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 large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 21045 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 single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21045 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 38,288
Population Density 3,945 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,283
Median Home Value $345,000
Land Area 9.71 sq mi
Water Area 0.09 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,725
Median Household Income $92,258

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3851,3861,3081,2141,1071,4521,5161,3951,3111,3251,1711,1221,06775751327516198
Female1,3481,2311,1901,1059631,4931,5771,4981,4641,4531,3741,3361,349957558358254217
Total2,7332,6172,4982,3192,0702,9453,0932,8932,7752,7782,5452,4582,4161,7141,071633415315

Gender

 Male 18,563 48%
 Female 19,725 52%
Gender

Race

 White 19,397 50.7%
 Black Or African American 11,156 29.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 223 0.6%
 Asian 3,903 10.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 14 0.0%
 Other Race 1,739 4.5%
 Two Or More Races 1,856 4.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner701,3762,0392,3842,4751,48341766
Renter2791,277996740437277272137
Total3492,6533,0353,1242,9121,760689203

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,476 51%
 Single Guardian 2,607 18%
 Singles 3,769 26%
 Singles With Roommate 873 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 9,580 65%
 Households with Kids 5,145 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male285297283269270292282266276260285239271253235259295206219189
Female254288282263229247246255254251234239233233248243246191177171
Total539585565532499539528521530511519478504486483502541397396360

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21045 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 21045 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 21045 real estate data, the median home value of $345,000 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 21045. Rentals in 21045 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21045 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 38,175 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 5 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 25 0.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 83 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 8,769 57%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,541 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,415 29%
 Households Vacant 558 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 215 39%
 Rented & Unoccupied 24 4%
 For Sale Only 124 22%
 Sold & Unoccupied 29 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 29 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 137 25%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 105 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,301 29%
 2 Bedroom 1,472 33%
 3+ Bedroom 1,560 35%
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 $92,258 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21045 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 21045 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 15,500 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,999 25%
 No Earnings 8,093 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 15,500 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,999 25%
 No Earnings 8,093 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 18,731 88.8%
 Public transportation 1,022 4.8%
 Taxicab 23 0.1%
 Motorcycle 18 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 440 2.1%
 Worked at Home 869 4.1%
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 1,085 8%
 High School Graduate 3,487 27%
 Associate's degree 748 6%
 Bachelor's degree 4,262 32%
 Master's degree 2,503 19%
 Professional school degree 449 3%
 Doctorate degree 620 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,184 74.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,242 15.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 846 10.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21045

ZIP Code 21045 is in the Howard County Public Schools. There are 17 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21045.

Jeffers Hill Elementary
6001 Tamar Dr
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Oakland Mills Middle School
9540 Kilimanjaro Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Phelps Luck Elementary
5370 Oldstone Ct
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Stevens Forest Elementary
6045 Stevens Forest Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Talbott Springs Elementary
9550 Basket Ring Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Thunder Hill Elementary
9357 Mellenbrook Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Waterloo Elementary
5940 Waterloo Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Cradlerock Elementary
6700 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Lake Elkhorn Middle School
6680 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Oakland Mills High School
9410 Kilimanjaro Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Long Reach High School
6101 Old Dobbin Ln
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Childrens Manor School
9008 Red Branch Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Global Children Montessori School
8995 Lambskin Ln
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Nurturing Nest Montessori
5885 Robert Oliver Pl
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Celebration Christian Academy
6080 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Goddard School
8866 Columbia 100 Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Julia Brown Montessori School
9760 Owen Brown Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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