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ZIP Code 21742

Primary City:Hagerstown, MD (View All Cities)
County: Washington County
Timezone: Eastern (10:05pm)
Area code: 240 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.66, -77.65
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21742

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21742. 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 21742. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21742, 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:
Hagerstown, MD
Unacceptable:
Northern

Stats and Demographics for the 21742 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21742 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 21742 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 slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21742 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 31,444
Population Density 623 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,555
Median Home Value $229,200
Land Area 50.46 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,545
Median Household Income $66,169

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0351,0691,0449858259469269191,0951,1291,0761,002878664512404332267
Female1,0511,0519949609781,0099389491,1021,1861,1271,1111,011711615563491489
Total2,0862,1202,0381,9451,8031,9551,8641,8682,1972,3152,2032,1131,8891,3751,127967823756

Gender

 Male 15,108 48%
 Female 16,336 52%
Gender

Race

 White 26,680 84.8%
 Black Or African American 2,466 7.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 63 0.2%
 Asian 827 2.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 24 0.1%
 Other Race 457 1.5%
 Two Or More Races 927 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner726691,3681,7551,8311,228910355
Renter4611,131774743478297298175
Total5331,8002,1422,4982,3091,5251,208530

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,542 52%
 Single Guardian 1,838 15%
 Singles 3,365 27%
 Singles With Roommate 800 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,546 68%
 Households with Kids 3,999 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male189208227194218178212228233198217199207223212205213180175141
Female203234209202217218204204208213204193200184197199234162168184
Total392442436396435396416432441411421392407407409404447342343325

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21742 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21742 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 21742 real estate data, the median home value of $229,200 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 21742. Rentals in 21742 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 $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21742 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 31,087 98.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 24 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 290 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 10 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 33 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,696 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,492 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,357 32%
 Households Vacant 1,010 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 409 40.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 21 2.1%
 For Sale Only 224 22.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 53 5.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 55 5.4%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 245 24.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 22 0.5%
 1 Bedroom 869 18.3%
 2 Bedroom 1,805 38.0%
 3+ Bedroom 2,053 43.2%
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 $66,169 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21742 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 21742 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,483 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,225 24%
 No Earnings 8,158 32%
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 11,483 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,225 24%
 No Earnings 8,158 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,585 92.5%
 Public transportation 220 1.4%
 Taxicab 13 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 283 1.8%
 Worked at Home 667 4.2%
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 1,059 10%
 High School Graduate 5,437 52%
 Associate's degree 770 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,779 17%
 Master's degree 989 9%
 Professional school degree 295 3%
 Doctorate degree 215 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,988 75.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 814 12.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 843 12.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21742

ZIP Code 21742 is in the Washingtion County Public Schools. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21742.

Eastern Elementary
1320 Yale Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Washingtion County Public Schools
Paramount Elementary
19410 Longmeadow Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Washingtion County Public Schools
Fountaindale Elementary
901 Northern Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Washingtion County Public Schools
Northern Middle School
701 Northern Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Washingtion County Public Schools
Old Forge Elementary
21615 Old Forge Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Washingtion County Public Schools
Potomac Heights Elementary
301 East Magnolia Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Washingtion County Public Schools
North Hagerstown High School
1200 Pennsylvania Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Washingtion County Public Schools
St Maria Goretti High School
1535 Oak Hill Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Paradise Mennonite School
19308 Air View Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Stone Bridge Academy
13218 Brooklane Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Laurel Hall School - Hagerstown
13238 Brooklane Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Shiningtree School
21328 Mt Aetna Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Private
Citicorp Family Center
14629 Citicorp Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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