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ZIP Code 21738

Primary City:Glenwood, MD (View All Cities)
County: Howard County
Timezone: Eastern (9:02pm)
Area code: 410 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.29, -77.03
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21738

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21738. 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 21738. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21738, 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:
Glenwood, MD

Stats and Demographics for the 21738 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21738 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 21738 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of young adults is slightly less than average. There are also an extremely large number of families and an extremely small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 21738 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,268
Population Density 448 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,062
Median Home Value $698,700
Land Area 7.29 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,023
Median Household Income $196,361

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 43


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 55379132
5-9137122259
10-14184203387
15-19166136302
20-246347110
25-29383371
30-34262652
35-395578133
40-44107160267
45-49193184377
50-54178173351
55-59129112241
60-64114110224
65-698189170
70-74534194
75-79242347
80-84111829
85 Plus91322

Gender

 Male 1,621 50%
 Female 1,647 50%
Gender

Race

 White 2,908 89.0%
 Black Or African American 127 3.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 145 4.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
 Other Race 17 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 65 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24000
25-3427532
35-441537160
45-543809389
55-642368244
65-741465151
75-8435237
85 Plus10010

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 849 83%
 Single Guardian 80 8%
 Singles 72 7%
 Singles With Roommate 22 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 527 52%
 Households with Kids 496 48%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
161117
2152338
313922
4122537
5181735
6341852
7312556
8292958
9253358
10314172
11304575
12484088
13334982
14422870
15464288
16473178
17363874
18251540
19121022
2014923

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21738 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21738 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 21738 real estate data, the median home value of $698,700 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 21738.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,268 100%
 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 824 78%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 163 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 36 3%
 Households Vacant 39 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 10 26%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 13%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 15 38%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 8 21%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $196,361 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 21738 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. In 21738 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,475 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 549 21%
 No Earnings 652 24%
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 1,475 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 549 21%
 No Earnings 652 24%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,707 91.6%
 Public transportation 9 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 28 1.5%
 Worked at Home 120 6.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 21738 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 31 3%
 High School Graduate 313 27%
 Associate's degree 40 3%
 Bachelor's degree 480 41%
 Master's degree 225 19%
 Professional school degree 30 3%
 Doctorate degree 47 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 747 84.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 121 13.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 12 1.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21738

ZIP Code 21738 is in the Howard County Public Schools. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21738.

Bushy Park Elementary
14601 Carrs Mill Rd
Glenwood, MD 21738
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Glenwood Middle School
2680route 97
Glenwood, MD 21738
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools

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