Glenwood, MD 21738 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21738: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Glenwood, MD 21738

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 116
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,067
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Howard County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.278, Longitude -77.016
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Glenwood, MD 21738 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,195
Population in Households 3,194
Population in Familes 3,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 465
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 1,006
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 896
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,048 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 942 (89.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 ( 6.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $773,438
Average Home Value $810,005


Median Household Income $166,287
Average Household Income $225,203
Per Capita Income $70,928
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 2.26%
Households 1.01% 2.17%
Families 0.92% 2.12%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Glenwood, MD 21738 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21738 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 # 270 41st
Population Density1 # 213 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 227 51st
Median Household Income # 12 98th
Per Capita Income # 15 97th

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