Chestertown, MD 21620 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21620: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chestertown, MD 21620

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 654
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,091
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 435
  • County: Kent County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.205, Longitude -76.132
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 21620 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Kent, Queen Annes).

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Chestertown, MD 21620 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,409
Daytime Population: Workers 7,882
Daytime Population: Residents 7,075
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,957
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 12,023
Population in Familes 9,179
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,386
Population Density2 108
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $52,113
Average Household Income $72,946
Per Capita Income $30,763


Total Housing Units 6,468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,520 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,769 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,179 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $270,812
Average Home Value $353,040


Total Households 5,289
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 3,256
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 0.36% 0.37%
Households 0.27% 0.35%
Families 0.1% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Chestertown, MD 21620 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21620 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 # 157 66th
Population Density # 350 23rd
Diversity Index # 215 53rd
Median Household Income # 381 17th
Per Capita Income # 299 35th

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