Baltimore, MD 21217 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21217: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Baltimore, MD 21217

Acceptable Alternative
Druid, MD 21217

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 798
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,319
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,129
  • County: Baltimore City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.308, Longitude -76.638
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Baltimore, MD 21217 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,294
Population in Households 35,055
Population in Familes 23,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,239
Population Density1 11,448
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 15,023
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 7,267
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,149 (19.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,874 (50.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,573 (30.4%)
Median Home Value $113,032
Average Home Value $190,329


Median Household Income $26,040
Average Household Income $40,366
Per Capita Income $17,562
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.04%
Households 0.02% 0.08%
Families -0.27% -0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.52%
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 21217 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21217 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 # 54 88th
Population Density1 # 7 99th
Diversity Index2 # 302 34th
Median Household Income # 449 2nd
Per Capita Income # 445 2nd

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