Baltimore, MD 21215 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Baltimore, MD 21215

Acceptable Alternative
Arlington, MD 21215

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,606
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,704
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 7,087
  • 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).

Baltimore, MD 21215 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21215 to the other 441 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 15 97th
Diversity Index2 # 216 51st
Median Household Income # 423 4th
Per Capita Income # 422 5th

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Baltimore, MD 21215 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 60,038
Population in Households 58,858
Population in Familes 45,664
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,180
Population Density1 8,611
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 23,429
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 14,088
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,115 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,314 (44.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,231 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $178,042
Average Home Value $202,724


Median Household Income $36,093
Average Household Income $46,220
Per Capita Income $18,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.35% -0.16%
Households -0.23% -0.16%
Families -0.39% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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.

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