Taneytown, MD 21787 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21787: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Taneytown, MD 21787

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 223
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,135
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 24
  • County: Carroll County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.678, Longitude -77.157
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 21787 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Carroll, Frederick).

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Taneytown, MD 21787 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,152
Daytime Population: Workers 2,404
Daytime Population: Residents 5,218
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,622
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 11,089
Population in Familes 9,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 177
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $71,685
Average Household Income $82,514
Per Capita Income $30,527


Total Housing Units 4,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,203 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 895 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 262 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $275,420
Average Home Value $302,841


Total Households 4,098
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 3,065
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 0.35% 0.42%
Households 0.31% 0.4%
Families 0.19% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Taneytown, MD 21787 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21787 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 # 174 62nd
Population Density # 307 33rd
Diversity Index # 374 18th
Median Household Income # 251 45th
Per Capita Income # 301 34th

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