Baltimore, MD 21212 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21212: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Baltimore, MD 21212

Acceptable Alternative
Govans, MD 21212

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 629
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,818
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,204
  • County: Baltimore City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.368, Longitude -76.619
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 21212 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Baltimore, Baltimore City).

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Baltimore, MD 21212 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,514
Population in Households 32,950
Population in Familes 25,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 564
Population Density1 6,863
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 13,393
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 8,256
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,706 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,687 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,733 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $280,869
Average Home Value $347,229


Median Household Income $64,892
Average Household Income $99,384
Per Capita Income $40,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.26%
Households 0.17% 0.23%
Families 0.1% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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 21212 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21212 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 # 63 86th
Population Density1 # 26 95th
Diversity Index2 # 90 80th
Median Household Income # 271 41st
Per Capita Income # 162 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.