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ZIP Code 21788

Primary City:Thurmont, MD (View All Cities)
County: Frederick County
Timezone: Eastern (11:37am)
Area code: 240 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.6, -77.4
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21788

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21788. 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 21788. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21788, 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:
Thurmont, MD
Acceptable:
Graceham

Stats and Demographics for the 21788 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21788 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 21788 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21788 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 11,622
Population Density 174 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,718
Median Home Value $256,900
Land Area 66.76 sq mi
Water Area 0.53 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,427
Median Household Income $74,471

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male32337445342628226826235748354547936936428121413310356
Female229350419413267271270396462552478428373310208193130101
Total5527248728395495395327539451,097957797737591422326233157

Gender

 Male 5,772 50%
 Female 5,850 50%
Gender

Race

 White 11,188 96.3%
 Black Or African American 96 0.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 40 0.3%
 Asian 99 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 63 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 134 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1824965390372153632396
Renter57170187223128845821
Total754198401,126849620381117

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,648 60%
 Single Guardian 633 14%
 Singles 909 21%
 Singles With Roommate 237 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,927 66%
 Households with Kids 1,500 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male635267837074766985958683999011410289507164
Female3645544662686583728096917280837689907561
Total9997121129132142141152157175182174171170197178178140146125

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21788 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21788 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1990s. Looking at 21788 real estate data, the median home value of $256,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 21788 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 21788 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21788 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 11,622 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,617 55%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 882 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 928 20%
 Households Vacant 291 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 43 15%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 1%
 For Sale Only 57 20%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 41 14%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 136 47%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 67 10%
 2 Bedroom 350 54%
 3+ Bedroom 237 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 $74,471 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21788 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 21788 can expect to fall in that range. 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 4,256 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,419 26%
 No Earnings 2,737 29%
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 4,256 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,419 26%
 No Earnings 2,737 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,297 90.7%
 Public transportation 57 1.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 9 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 238 4.1%
 Worked at Home 236 4.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 426 11%
 High School Graduate 2,499 64%
 Associate's degree 157 4%
 Bachelor's degree 509 13%
 Master's degree 221 6%
 Professional school degree 40 1%
 Doctorate degree 42 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,920 82.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 265 11.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 138 5.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21788

ZIP Code 21788 is in the Frederick County Public Schools. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21788.

Lewistown Elementary
11119 Hessong Bridge Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Frederick County Public Schools
Thurmont Elementary
805 East Main St
Thurmont, MD 21788
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Frederick County Public Schools
Thurmont Middle School
408 East Main St
Thurmont, MD 21788
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Frederick County Public Schools
Thurmont Primary
7989 Rocky Ridge Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Frederick County Public Schools
Catoctin High School
14745 Sabillasville Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Frederick County Public Schools
Pioneer Baptist Church School
13802 Long Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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