Baltimore, MD 21215 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21215: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Baltimore, MD 21215

Acceptable Alternative
Arlington, MD 21215

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,607
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,441
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 7,163
  • County: Baltimore City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.346, Longitude -76.681
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 21215 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Baltimore, Baltimore City).

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Baltimore, MD 21215 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 58,986
Population in Households 57,822
Population in Familes 44,675
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,164
Population Density1 8,636
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 23,023
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 13,844
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,776 (39.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,247 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,365 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $185,914
Average Home Value $211,166


Median Household Income $36,226
Average Household Income $47,746
Per Capita Income $18,980
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.46% -0.21%
Households -0.35% -0.21%
Families -0.45% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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 21215 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21215 to the other 440 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 17 96th
Diversity Index2 # 225 49th
Median Household Income # 422 4th
Per Capita Income # 422 4th

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