Dickerson, MD 20842 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20842: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dickerson, MD 20842

Not Acceptable, USPS
Comus, MD 20842

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 42
  • Single Family Addresses: 693
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.204, Longitude -77.422
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 20842 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Frederick, Montgomery).

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Dickerson, MD 20842 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,005
Population in Households 1,997
Population in Familes 1,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 759
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 555
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 593 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $652,861
Average Home Value $676,012


Median Household Income $107,680
Average Household Income $141,003
Per Capita Income $53,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.71%
Households 0.98% 1.58%
Families 0.92% 1.57%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Dickerson, MD 20842 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20842 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 # 311 32nd
Population Density1 # 421 8th
Diversity Index2 # 259 43rd
Median Household Income # 84 82nd
Per Capita Income # 47 90th

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