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ZIP Code 21620

Primary City:Chestertown, MD (View All Cities)
County: Kent County
Timezone: Eastern (8:54pm)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.2, -76.1
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21620

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21620. 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 21620. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21620, 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:
Chestertown, MD

Stats and Demographics for the 21620 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21620 is located in northeast Maryland and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 21620 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21620 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,853
Population Density 110 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,159
Median Home Value $257,500
Land Area 116.82 sq mi
Water Area 16.88 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,108
Median Household Income $53,761

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male281317312567558303277271305393406394408373247241164165
Female322278281619704285246294361437493464458442303276280328
Total6035955931,1861,262588523565666830899858866815550517444493

Gender

 Male 5,982 47%
 Female 6,871 53%
Gender

Race

 White 10,184 79.2%
 Black Or African American 2,126 16.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 31 0.2%
 Asian 134 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 134 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 239 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner29219420636808709479188
Renter198281232306175147146135
Total227500652942983856625323

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,406 47%
 Single Guardian 774 15%
 Singles 1,603 31%
 Singles With Roommate 325 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,889 76%
 Households with Kids 1,219 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6154574759576463746559696752698881119210178
Female6462796365525155554263635459636363176254245
Total125116136110124109115118129107122132121111132151144295464423

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21620 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21620 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 2000s. Looking at 21620 real estate data, the median home value of $257,500 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 21620 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 21620 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 21620 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 11,477 89.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 77 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 20 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 192 1.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,035 8.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 52 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,295 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,193 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,620 26%
 Households Vacant 1,051 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 207 20%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 1%
 For Sale Only 145 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 29 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 477 45%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 182 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 194 13%
 1 Bedroom 254 17%
 2 Bedroom 529 34%
 3+ Bedroom 558 36%
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 $53,761 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 21620 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 21620 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 21620 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 3,279 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,158 29%
 No Earnings 4,339 40%
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 3,279 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,158 29%
 No Earnings 4,339 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,184 82.5%
 Public transportation 75 1.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 34 0.7%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 561 11.1%
 Worked at Home 219 4.3%
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. 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 486 13%
 High School Graduate 1,920 51%
 Associate's degree 214 6%
 Bachelor's degree 482 13%
 Master's degree 381 10%
 Professional school degree 131 3%
 Doctorate degree 145 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,017 64.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 279 17.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 276 17.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21620

ZIP Code 21620 is in the Kent County Public Schools. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21620.

H. H. Garnett Elementary
320 Calvert St
Chestertown, MD 21620
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kent County Public Schools
Kent County Middle School
402 East Campus Ave
Chestertown, MD 21620
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kent County Public Schools
Kent School
6788 Wilkins Ln
Chestertown, MD 21620
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Chestertown Christian Academy
401 Morgnec Rd
Chestertown, MD 21620
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Radcliffe Creek School
201 Talbot Blvd Ste a
Chestertown, MD 21620
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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