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ZIP Code 21837

Primary City:Mardela Springs, MD (View All Cities)
County: Wicomico County
Timezone: Eastern (12:05am)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.5, -75.8
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21837

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21837. 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 21837. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21837, 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:
Mardela Springs, MD
Acceptable:
Mardela, Mardela Spgs

Stats and Demographics for the 21837 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21837 is located in southeast 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 21837 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 extremely large. There are also a small number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21837 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,614
Population Density 59 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,119
Median Home Value $170,400
Land Area 44.41 sq mi
Water Area 3.27 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 981
Median Household Income $59,762

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male727986116756071799810512179857441322111
Female598379986168827410411811194856746392120
Total13116216521413612815315320222323217317014187714231

Gender

 Male 1,305 50%
 Female 1,309 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,932 73.9%
 Black Or African American 565 21.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 14 0.5%
 Asian 9 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
 Other Race 24 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 67 2.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner5701362001661316519
Renter93945432215115
Total141091812431881467624

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 561 57%
 Single Guardian 178 18%
 Singles 197 20%
 Singles With Roommate 45 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 642 65%
 Households with Kids 339 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male14131611772016291519181618262814282020
Female91171713191622131413181816222324171217
Total2324232820263638422932363434485138453237

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21837 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21837 were primarily built in the 2000s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 21837 real estate data, the median home value of $170,400 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 21837 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 21837 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21837 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,608 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 562 50%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 230 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 189 17%
 Households Vacant 138 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 18 13.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.7%
 For Sale Only 16 11.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 5.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 29 21.0%
 For Migrant Workers 2 1.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 65 47.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 7 5%
 2 Bedroom 30 22%
 3+ Bedroom 98 73%
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 $59,762 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21837 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 21837 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 984 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 541 24%
 No Earnings 710 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 984 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 541 24%
 No Earnings 710 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,299 95.9%
 Public transportation 3 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 25 1.8%
 Worked at Home 28 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 135 14%
 High School Graduate 670 70%
 Associate's degree 43 5%
 Bachelor's degree 47 5%
 Master's degree 27 3%
 Professional school degree 29 3%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 311 79.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 16 4.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 66 16.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21837

ZIP Code 21837 is in the Wicomico County Public Schools. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21837.

Mardela Middle & High School
24940 Delmar Rd
Mardela Springs, MD 21837
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Wicomico County Public Schools
Northwestern Elementary
9975 Sharptown Rd
Mardela Springs, MD 21837
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wicomico County Public Schools

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