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ZIP Code 21221

Primary City:Essex, MD (View All Cities)
County: Baltimore County
Timezone: Eastern (7:03pm)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.29, -76.44
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21221

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21221. 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 21221. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21221, 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:
Essex, MD
Acceptable:
Baltimore

Stats and Demographics for the 21221 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21221 is located in northeast 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 21221 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 large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21221 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 42,154
Population Density 2,855 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,966
Median Home Value $195,300
Land Area 14.77 sq mi
Water Area 6.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 16,730
Median Household Income $52,355

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,5601,3531,2381,3721,4471,4531,2881,1491,3551,5631,5621,3401,130795571445297272
Female1,3931,2311,2701,4021,5911,6181,4021,3461,3351,6831,7101,4181,196926758602535548
Total2,9532,5842,5082,7743,0383,0712,6902,4952,6903,2463,2722,7582,3261,7211,3291,047832820

Gender

 Male 20,190 48%
 Female 21,964 52%
Gender

Race

 White 28,613 67.9%
 Black Or African American 10,577 25.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 213 0.5%
 Asian 764 1.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 11 0.0%
 Other Race 736 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 1,240 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1139551,4022,3262,1761,361893355
Renter7161,7481,3761,264877572395201
Total8292,7032,7783,5903,0531,9331,288556

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,674 40%
 Single Guardian 4,101 25%
 Singles 4,881 29%
 Singles With Roommate 1,074 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 11,292 67%
 Households with Kids 5,438 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male341285317283269315261252256262256239225256274271265258304292
Female269306276269265247247230242256251250254259278243297283301300
Total610591593552534562508482498518507489479515552514562541605592

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21221 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 21221 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1970s. Looking at 21221 real estate data, the median home value of $195,300 is slightly higher than average 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 21221. Rentals in 21221 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21221 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 41,832 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 212 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 110 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,960 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,621 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,149 40%
 Households Vacant 1,236 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 553 45%
 Rented & Unoccupied 22 2%
 For Sale Only 216 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 40 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 102 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 303 25%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 242 4%
 1 Bedroom 2,092 32%
 2 Bedroom 2,784 43%
 3+ Bedroom 1,406 22%
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 $52,355 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21221 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. Residents in ZIP code 21221 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. 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 21221. 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 14,294 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,594 23%
 No Earnings 10,601 33%
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 14,294 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,594 23%
 No Earnings 10,601 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 17,029 87.5%
 Public transportation 1,068 5.5%
 Taxicab 53 0.3%
 Motorcycle 178 0.9%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 731 3.8%
 Worked at Home 403 2.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,974 15.6%
 High School Graduate 8,302 65.6%
 Associate's degree 679 5.4%
 Bachelor's degree 1,278 10.1%
 Master's degree 362 2.9%
 Professional school degree 40 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 24 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,823 78.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 727 9.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 891 12.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21221

ZIP Code 21221 is in the Baltimore County Public Schools. There are 15 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21221.

Deep Creek Elementary
1101 East Homberg Ave
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Deep Creek Middle School
1000 South Marlyn Ave
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Essex Elementary
100 Mace Ave
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Mars Estates Elementary
1500 East Homberg Ave
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Middleborough Elementary
313 West Rd
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Middlesex Elementary
142 Bennett Rd
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Orems Elementary
711 High Villa Rd
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Sandalwood Elementary
900 South Marlyn Ave
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Stemmers Run Middle School
201 Stemmers Run Rd
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Sussex Elementary
515 South Woodward Dr
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Chesapeake High School
1801 Turkey Point Rd
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Eastern Technical High School
1100 Mace Ave
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Kenwood High Ib and Sports Science
501 Stemmers Run Rd
Baltimore, MD 21221
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Our Lady of Mt Carmel School
1706 Old Eastern Ave
Essex, MD 21221
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
St Stephens Christian Academy
1525 Old Eastern Ave
Essex, MD 21221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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