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ZIP Code 21046

Primary City:Columbia, MD (View All Cities)
County: Howard County
Timezone: Eastern (1:58am)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.17, -76.84
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21046

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21046. 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 21046. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21046, 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 21046 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21046 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 21046 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 extremely large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21046 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 15,080
Population Density 1,935 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,262
Median Home Value $372,700
Land Area 7.79 sq mi
Water Area 0.06 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,034
Median Household Income $104,535

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
Male512518508500446606591502549587529527465250113644224
Female456452497437431649638597637632603621469281123917360
Total9689701,0059378771,2551,2291,0991,1861,2191,1321,14893453123615511584

Gender

 Male 7,333 49%
 Female 7,747 51%
Gender

Race

 White 9,542 63.3%
 Black Or African American 3,319 22.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 41 0.3%
 Asian 1,296 8.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 252 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 624 4.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner215868371,1031,06542214230
Renter16761245033317164256
Total1881,1981,2871,4361,23648616736

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,082 51%
 Single Guardian 905 15%
 Singles 1,598 26%
 Singles With Roommate 449 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,010 66%
 Households with Kids 2,024 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male961109398106113100104951039111196107109103108988274
Female9710583841008988839210696911001041019798796262
Total193215176182206202188187187209187202196211210200206177144136

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21046 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21046 were primarily built in the 1980s. Looking at 21046 real estate data, the median home value of $372,700 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 21046. Rentals in 21046 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21046 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,044 99.8%
 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 36 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,595 57%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 611 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,828 29%
 Households Vacant 228 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 114 50.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 3.9%
 For Sale Only 41 18.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 1.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 20 8.8%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 40 17.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 29 1%
 1 Bedroom 598 31%
 2 Bedroom 1,027 52%
 3+ Bedroom 306 16%
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 $104,535 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21046 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 21046. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 7,050 56%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,045 24%
 No Earnings 2,419 19%
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 7,050 56%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,045 24%
 No Earnings 2,419 19%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,173 91.1%
 Public transportation 311 3.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 58 0.6%
 Worked at Home 429 4.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 21046 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 153 3%
 High School Graduate 1,187 23%
 Associate's degree 383 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,875 36%
 Master's degree 988 19%
 Professional school degree 287 6%
 Doctorate degree 280 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,040 71.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 480 16.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 320 11.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21046

ZIP Code 21046 is in the Howard County Public Schools. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21046.

Atholton Elementary
6700 Seneca Dr
Columbia, MD 21046
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Guilford Elementary
7335 Oakland Mills Rd
Columbia, MD 21046
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Hammond High School
8800 Guilford Rd
Columbia, MD 21046
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Columbia Academy Elementary & Middle School
10350 Old Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD 21046
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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