Swanton, MD 21561 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21561: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Swanton, MD 21561

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 30
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,312
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Garrett County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.496, Longitude -79.261
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Swanton, MD 21561 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,863
Daytime Population: Workers 370
Daytime Population: Residents 1,482
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,852
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 2,816
Population in Familes 2,408
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $53,787
Average Household Income $78,875
Per Capita Income $32,381


Total Housing Units 2,801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 999 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,643 (58.7%)
Median Home Value $172,186
Average Home Value $310,010


Total Households 1,158
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 850
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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.35%
Households 0.46% 0.24%
Families 0.38% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Swanton, MD 21561 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21561 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 # 282 38th
Population Density # 432 5th
Diversity Index # 445 3rd
Median Household Income # 370 19th
Per Capita Income # 280 39th

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