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ZIP Code 21849

Primary City:Parsonsburg, MD (View All Cities)
County: Wicomico County
Timezone: Eastern (7:26am)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.4, -75.5
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21849

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21849. 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 21849. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21849, 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:
Parsonsburg, MD

Stats and Demographics for the 21849 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21849 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 21849 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 small number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21849 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,238
Population Density 93 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,375
Median Home Value $173,600
Land Area 34.75 sq mi
Water Area 0.13 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,245
Median Household Income $51,729

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
Male9293107125928789851271341301251179354271718
Female8610094100839986961241471431081248761283228
Total178193201225175186175181251281273233241180115554946

Gender

 Male 1,612 50%
 Female 1,626 50%
Gender

Race

 White 2,903 89.7%
 Black Or African American 192 5.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.2%
 Asian 42 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 30 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 64 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner15821592542421666325
Renter22565145352082
Total371382102992771867127

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 704 57%
 Single Guardian 217 17%
 Singles 256 21%
 Singles With Roommate 68 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 829 67%
 Households with Kids 416 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1416232315151829162219291819253025252016
Female251816921222212232521181911161625222117
Total3934393236374041394740473730414650474133

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21849 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21849 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 21849 real estate data, the median home value of $173,600 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 21849 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 21849 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21849 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,230 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 8 0.2%
 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 681 50%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 325 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 239 17%
 Households Vacant 130 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 27 21%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Sale Only 21 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 21 16%
 For Migrant Workers 2 2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 46 35%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 34 12%
 2 Bedroom 84 29%
 3+ Bedroom 171 59%
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 $51,729 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 21849 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 21849 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 21849 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 1,341 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 736 25%
 No Earnings 849 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 1,341 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 736 25%
 No Earnings 849 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,665 89%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 15 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 189 10%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. 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 223 17.6%
 High School Graduate 747 59.1%
 Associate's degree 137 10.8%
 Bachelor's degree 81 6.4%
 Master's degree 21 1.7%
 Professional school degree 47 3.7%
 Doctorate degree 9 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 680 81%
 Enrolled in Private School 56 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 99 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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