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ZIP Code 21797

Primary City:Woodbine, MD (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (4:17am)
Coordinates:39.3, -77.1
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 21797

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 21797. 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 21797. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 21797, 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:
Woodbine, MD

Stats and Demographics for the 21797 ZIP Code

ZIP code 21797 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 21797 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 slightly higher 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 21797 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,839
Population Density 204 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,079
Median Home Value $536,400
Land Area 43.28 sq mi
Water Area 0.23 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,944
Median Household Income $125,375

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5184191375
5-9293319612
10-14409395804
15-19410349759
20-24237207444
25-29154125279
30-34125127252
35-39182231413
40-44343365708
45-494955221,017
50-54453411864
55-59358316674
60-64279288567
65-69204196400
70-74131146277
75-798681167
80-845669125
85 Plus3864102

Gender

 Male 4,437 50%
 Female 4,402 50%
Gender

Race

 White 7,933 89.7%
 Black Or African American 346 3.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 20 0.2%
 Asian 290 3.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.1%
 Other Race 80 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 163 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24101222
25-349265157
35-4443360493
45-5491461975
55-6465239691
65-7436625391
75-8415315168
85 Plus44347

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,136 73%
 Single Guardian 291 10%
 Singles 395 13%
 Singles With Roommate 122 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,727 59%
 Households with Kids 1,217 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1412465
2382967
3335083
4385088
55450104
66367130
75843101
84681127
97278150
106981150
117769146
128979168
139294186
148272154
1510791198
169471165
178693179
186956125
19543892
20524092

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 21797 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 21797 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 21797 real estate data, the median home value of $536,400 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 21797 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 21797 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 21797 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,834 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 5 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,061 67%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 603 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 280 9%
 Households Vacant 135 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 14 10%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 3%
 For Sale Only 34 25%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 10%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 16 12%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 54 40%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 21 13%
 2 Bedroom 83 52%
 3+ Bedroom 56 35%
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 $125,375 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 21797 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. In 21797 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 3,358 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,991 30%
 No Earnings 1,397 21%
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 3,358 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,991 30%
 No Earnings 1,397 21%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,346 91.2%
 Public transportation 116 2.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 14 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 55 1.2%
 Worked at Home 235 4.9%
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 160 6%
 High School Graduate 1,251 43%
 Associate's degree 212 7%
 Bachelor's degree 702 24%
 Master's degree 340 12%
 Professional school degree 128 4%
 Doctorate degree 111 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,536 83.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 209 11.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 91 5.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 21797

ZIP Code 21797 is in the Howard County Public Schools. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 21797.

Lisbon Elementary
15901 Frederick Rd
Woodbine, MD 21797
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Howard County Public Schools
Glenwood Country Day School
14785 Bushy Park Rd
Woodbine, MD 21797
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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