Baltimore, MD 21209 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21209: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Baltimore, MD 21209

Acceptable Alternative
Mount Washington, MD 21209
Mt Washington, MD 21209

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 602
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,520
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,373
  • County: Baltimore City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.371, Longitude -76.694
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 21209 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Baltimore, Baltimore City).

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Baltimore, MD 21209 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,128
Population in Households 28,034
Population in Familes 21,541
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 4,204
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 11,998
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 6,996
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,135 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,863 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 555 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $291,786
Average Home Value $338,041


Median Household Income $77,606
Average Household Income $106,575
Per Capita Income $45,576
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 0.82%
Households 0.97% 0.68%
Families 0.98% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.37%
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.

Baltimore, MD 21209 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21209 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 # 88 81st
Population Density1 # 57 88th
Diversity Index2 # 178 61st
Median Household Income # 210 54th
Per Capita Income # 97 79th

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