Jessup, MD 20794 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 20794: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Jessup, MD 20794

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 786
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,198
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 643
  • County: Howard County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.155, Longitude -76.811
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 20794 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Anne Arundel, Howard).

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Jessup, MD 20794 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,518
Population in Households 9,929
Population in Familes 8,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,589
Population Density1 1,486
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 3,528
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 2,365
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,488 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,040 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $305,534
Average Home Value $306,511


Median Household Income $91,372
Average Household Income $100,909
Per Capita Income $25,790
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.25% 1.45%
Households 1.81% 1.99%
Families 1.6% 1.83%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jessup, MD 20794 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20794 to the other 455 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 145 68th
Population Density1 # 130 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 59 87th
Median Household Income # 154 66th
Per Capita Income # 368 19th

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