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ZIP Code 21217

Primary City:Baltimore, MD (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Druid Heights|Central Baltimore
County: Baltimore City
Timezone: Eastern (5:17am)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.31, -76.64
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21217

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21217. 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 21217. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21217, 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:
Baltimore, MD
Acceptable:
Druid

Stats and Demographics for the 21217 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21217 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 an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 21217 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21217 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 37,111
Population Density 16,022 people per sq mi
Housing Units 21,096
Median Home Value $112,900
Land Area 2.32 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,222
Median Household Income $26,187

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 34

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3421,2341,0811,4011,3511,1481,0159261,0851,3461,3371,086932629398326205146
Female1,3861,2601,1441,7422,0431,5541,1401,0971,1931,4441,4951,233969728523427347398
Total2,7282,4942,2253,1433,3942,7022,1552,0232,2782,7902,8322,3191,9011,357921753552544

Gender

 Male 16,988 46%
 Female 20,123 54%
Gender

Race

 White 3,624 9.8%
 Black Or African American 32,255 86.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 89 0.2%
 Asian 369 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 131 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 637 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner724067111,0151,119701390156
Renter9641,9791,6972,3981,7841,006575249
Total1,0362,3852,4083,4132,9031,707965405

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,086 14%
 Single Guardian 5,372 35%
 Singles 6,262 41%
 Singles With Roommate 1,502 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 10,813 71%
 Households with Kids 4,409 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male268269290241265243264220242219222226207207223231281288378356
Female293289279250245253254251257229204234246231243251253439556506
Total561558569491510496518471499448426460453438466482534727934862

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21217 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 21217 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 21217 real estate data, the median home value of $112,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 21217 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 21217 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21217 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 35,906 96.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 10 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 233 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 698 1.9%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 264 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,303 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,267 6%
 Renter Occupied Households 10,652 50%
 Households Vacant 5,874 28%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,386 23.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 69 1.2%
 For Sale Only 261 4.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 40 0.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 20 0.3%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 4,097 69.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 864 8%
 1 Bedroom 3,773 35%
 2 Bedroom 2,592 24%
 3+ Bedroom 3,466 32%
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 $26,187 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 21217 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. ZIP code 21217 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 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 21217. 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 9,315 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,781 22%
 No Earnings 15,179 49%
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 9,315 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,781 22%
 No Earnings 15,179 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,739 59.9%
 Public transportation 4,076 31.5%
 Taxicab 35 0.3%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 781 6.0%
 Worked at Home 297 2.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,941 26%
 High School Graduate 5,746 51%
 Associate's degree 438 4%
 Bachelor's degree 1,076 10%
 Master's degree 450 4%
 Professional school degree 371 3%
 Doctorate degree 173 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,224 83.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 532 6.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 912 10.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21217

ZIP Code 21217 is in the Baltimore City Public Schools. There are 19 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21217.

Booker T. Washington Middle School
1301 McCulloh St
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary
1624 Eutaw Place
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Furman Templeton Preparatory Academy
1200 Pennsylvania Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Gilmor Elementary
1311 North Gilmor St
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Harlem Park Elementary
1401 West Lafayette Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
John Eager Howard Elementary
2011 Linden Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Matthew A. Henson Elementary
1600 North Payson St
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School
121 MC Mechen St
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Westside Elementary
2235 North Fulton Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
William Pinderhughes Elementary
701 Gold St
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Midtown Academy
1398 Mt Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
New Song Academy
1530 Presstman St
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Monarch Academy Public Charter School
1200 North Fremont Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Roots and Branches School
1807 Harlem Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Frederick Douglass High School
2301 Gwynns Falls Pky
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore Talent Development
1500 Harlem Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts
1500 Harlem Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Renaissance Academy
1301 McCulloh St
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Baltimore City Public Schools
Islamic Community School
1335 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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