Hagerstown, MD 21742 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Not Acceptable, USPS
Northern, MD 21742

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 767
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,772
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,524
  • County: Washington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.657, Longitude -77.71
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Hagerstown, MD 21742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,133
Population in Households 31,767
Population in Familes 25,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 366
Population Density1 699
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 12,765
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 8,416
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,957 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,808 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 950 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $233,353
Average Home Value $276,693


Median Household Income $62,567
Average Household Income $78,233
Per Capita Income $31,494
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.51%
Households 0.51% 0.46%
Families 0.35% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Hagerstown, MD 21742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21742 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 # 69 85th
Population Density1 # 183 60th
Diversity Index2 # 204 55th
Median Household Income # 293 36th
Per Capita Income # 276 40th

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