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ZIP Code 21286

Primary City:Towson, MD (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Towson
County: Baltimore County
Timezone: Eastern (5:05pm)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.41, -76.57
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21286

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21286. 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 21286. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21286, 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:
Towson, MD
Acceptable:
Baltimore, Loch Raven

Stats and Demographics for the 21286 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21286 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 21286 are primarily white. The number of seniors is large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21286 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 19,206
Population Density 2,255 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,594
Median Home Value $306,100
Land Area 8.52 sq mi
Water Area 0.40 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,164
Median Household Income $68,682

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4254414566351,060608510484498527620559545374278290298255
Female4264154677521,188574485520527624675708569477382446509599
Total8518569231,3872,2481,1829951,0041,0251,1511,2951,2671,114851660736807854

Gender

 Male 8,863 46%
 Female 10,343 54%
Gender

Race

 White 15,687 81.7%
 Black Or African American 1,821 9.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 30 0.2%
 Asian 1,082 5.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 122 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 457 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner564787481,0411,133718692335
Renter520558341341327250371255
Total5761,0361,0891,3821,4609681,063590

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,473 43%
 Single Guardian 940 12%
 Singles 2,889 35%
 Singles With Roommate 862 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,320 77%
 Households with Kids 1,844 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male8590100818511165899196848388105121103121113177228
Female7794857773103837383928391911107472110186310318
Total162184185158158214148162174188167174179215195175231299487546

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21286 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21286 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 21286 real estate data, the median home value of $306,100 is 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 21286. Rentals in 21286 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 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 21286 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,825 92.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 262 1.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,099 5.7%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 20 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,478 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,723 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,963 34%
 Households Vacant 430 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 185 43%
 Rented & Unoccupied 23 5%
 For Sale Only 92 21%
 Sold & Unoccupied 16 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 41 10%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 73 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 140 5%
 1 Bedroom 1,222 41%
 2 Bedroom 1,105 37%
 3+ Bedroom 514 17%
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 $68,682 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21286 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 21286 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,204 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,971 29%
 No Earnings 5,935 35%
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 6,204 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,971 29%
 No Earnings 5,935 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,276 84.6%
 Public transportation 282 2.9%
 Taxicab 62 0.6%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 697 7.1%
 Worked at Home 465 4.8%
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 417 7%
 High School Graduate 1,929 32%
 Associate's degree 211 3%
 Bachelor's degree 1,713 28%
 Master's degree 992 16%
 Professional school degree 437 7%
 Doctorate degree 342 6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,380 53.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,059 41.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 129 5.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21286

ZIP Code 21286 is in the Baltimore County Public Schools. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21286.

Loch Raven Technical Academy
8101 La Salle Rd
Baltimore, MD 21286
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Pleasant Plains Elementary
8300 Pleasant Plains Rd
Towson, MD 21286
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Cromwell Valley Elementary Technology
825 Providence Rd
Baltimore, MD 21286
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Loch Raven High School
1212 Cowpens Ave
Baltimore, MD 21286
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Towson High Law & Public Policy
69 Cedar Ave
Towson, MD 21286
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Baltimore County Public Schools
Notre Dame Preparatory School
815 Hampton Ln
Towson, MD 21286
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Calvert Hall College High School
8102 Lasalle Rd
Baltimore, MD 21286
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Immaculate Heart of Mary School
8501 Loch Raven Blvd
Towson, MD 21286
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Baltimore Lutheran School
1145 Concordia Dr
Towson, MD 21286
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Bridges Montessori
1105 Providence Rd
Towson, MD 21286
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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