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ZIP Code 21540

Post Office City:Luke, MD (View All Cities)
County: Allegany County
Timezone: Eastern (6:05am)
Area code: 240 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.476, -79.061
ZIP (~900 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21540

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 21540. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 21540 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Luke, MD

Stats and Demographics for the 21540 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21540 is located in northwest 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 21540 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is 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 21540 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 65
Population Density 241 people per sq mi
Housing Units 61
Median Home Value $33,200
Land Area 0.27 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 33
Median Household Income $24,063

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 48Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 50

Under 5224
85 Plus235


 Male 35 54%
 Female 30 46%


 White 65 100%
 Black Or African American 0 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 0 0%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus415

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 13 39%
 Single Guardian 5 15%
 Singles 13 39%
 Singles With Roommate 2 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 28 85%
 Households with Kids 5 15%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21540 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 21540 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 21540 real estate data, the median home value of $33,200 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 21540 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 21540 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21540 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 62 95%
 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 3 5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6 10%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 15 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 12 20%
 Households Vacant 28 46%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 1 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 25%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 20 71%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 1 7%
 3+ Bedroom 13 93%
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 $24,063 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 21540 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 21540 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 21540 has very few people that work at home. 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 21540 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.

For more information, see Luke, MD unemployment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 16 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 23 36%
 No Earnings 25 39%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 16 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 23 36%
 No Earnings 25 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 17 85%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 3 15%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 8 17%
 High School Graduate 35 76%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 3 7%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 19 90%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 2 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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