Cumberland, MD 21502 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21502: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cumberland, MD 21502

Acceptable Alternative
Cresaptown, MD 21502
Lavale, MD 21502

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,526
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,102
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,520
  • County: Allegany County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.597, Longitude -78.835
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cumberland, MD 21502 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44,579
Population in Households 39,280
Population in Familes 29,920
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,299
Population Density1 491
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 17,260
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 10,404
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,296 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,964 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,793 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $120,363
Average Home Value $147,147


Median Household Income $40,280
Average Household Income $54,532
Per Capita Income $24,100
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.23%
Households -0.09% -0.26%
Families -0.23% -0.37%
Median Household Income   -0.89%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
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.

Cumberland, MD 21502 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21502 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 # 26 95th
Population Density1 # 206 55th
Diversity Index2 # 291 36th
Median Household Income # 423 7th
Per Capita Income # 390 15th

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