Forest Hill, MD 21050 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21050: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Forest Hill, MD 21050

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 561
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,056
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 712
  • County: Harford County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.574, Longitude -76.398
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Forest Hill, MD 21050 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,062
Population in Households 18,830
Population in Familes 16,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density1 684
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 6,665
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 5,163
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,972 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,823 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 842 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 307 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $350,280
Average Home Value $393,470


Median Household Income $95,057
Average Household Income $115,861
Per Capita Income $40,955
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.49%
Households 0.39% 0.45%
Families 0.33% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Forest Hill, MD 21050 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21050 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 # 128 72nd
Population Density1 # 186 59th
Diversity Index2 # 370 19th
Median Household Income # 135 71st
Per Capita Income # 155 66th

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