Baltimore, MD 21218 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21218: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Baltimore, MD 21218

Not Acceptable, USPS
Waverly, MD 21218

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,390
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,677
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 6,761
  • County: Baltimore City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.325, Longitude -76.605
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Baltimore, MD 21218 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,285
Daytime Population: Workers 32,083
Daytime Population: Residents 27,832
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,915
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 44,231
Population in Familes 27,975
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,054
Population Density2 11,637
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $37,227
Average Household Income $60,344
Per Capita Income $26,216


Total Housing Units 24,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,506 (35.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,502 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,179 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $161,221
Average Home Value $221,144


Total Households 20,008
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 9,223
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% -0.04%
Households 0.09% 0.01%
Families -0.06% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Baltimore, MD 21218 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21218 to the other 456 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 18 96th
Population Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 114 75th
Median Household Income # 440 4th
Per Capita Income # 375 18th

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