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ZIP Code 21842

Primary City:Ocean City, MD (View All Cities)
County: Worcester County
Timezone: Eastern (5:44am)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.2, -75.2
ZIP (~19 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21842

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21842. 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 21842. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21842, 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:
Ocean City, MD
Unacceptable:
North Ocean City, West Ocean City

Stats and Demographics for the 21842 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21842 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 21842 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely 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 21842 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 11,089
Population Density 1,247 people per sq mi
Housing Units 32,844
Median Home Value $298,600
Land Area 8.89 sq mi
Water Area 6.64 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,505
Median Household Income $60,534

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 51Male Median Age: 50Female Median Age: 52

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male186214226247276308288297363450462459518435335269186104
Female189181182205298293267257314389417478489490356307194160
Total3753954084525746015555546778398799371,007925691576380264

Gender

 Male 5,623 51%
 Female 5,466 49%
Gender

Race

 White 10,307 92.9%
 Black Or African American 250 2.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 28 0.3%
 Asian 133 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 200 1.8%
 Two Or More Races 170 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner28172394654948933606174
Renter1503703033482261126225
Total1785426971,0021,1741,045668199

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,301 42%
 Single Guardian 570 10%
 Singles 2,058 37%
 Singles With Roommate 576 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,609 84%
 Households with Kids 896 16%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3540313735524348364344464251485064444150
Female3634413635343239414132323938524346313349
Total717472737086758777847678818910093110757499

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21842 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 21842 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 21842 real estate data, the median home value of $298,600 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 21842 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 21842 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 21842 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 11,049 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 2 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 7 0.1%
 Other Noninstitutional 31 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,376 7%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,533 5%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,596 5%
 Households Vacant 27,339 83%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2,925 10.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 159 0.6%
 For Sale Only 808 3.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 39 0.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 23,177 84.8%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 230 0.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 33 3%
 1 Bedroom 198 19%
 2 Bedroom 371 36%
 3+ Bedroom 433 42%
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 $60,534 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 21842 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 21842 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,254 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,786 28%
 No Earnings 3,812 39%
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 3,254 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,786 28%
 No Earnings 3,812 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,398 83.4%
 Public transportation 157 3.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 25 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 381 7.2%
 Worked at Home 312 5.9%
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 291 6%
 High School Graduate 2,391 52%
 Associate's degree 318 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,103 24%
 Master's degree 288 6%
 Professional school degree 124 3%
 Doctorate degree 85 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,043 69.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 399 26.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 52 3.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21842

ZIP Code 21842 is in the Worcester County Public Schools. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21842.

Ocean City Elementary
12828 Center Dr
Ocean City, MD 21842
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Worcester County Public Schools
Seaside Christian Academy
12637a Ocean Gtwy
Ocean City, MD 21842
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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