West Friendship, MD 21794 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21794: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Friendship, MD 21794

Acceptable Alternative
W Friendship, MD 21794

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 73
  • Single Family Addresses: 760
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Howard County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.296, Longitude -76.973
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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West Friendship, MD 21794 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,018
Population in Households 2,004
Population in Familes 1,870
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 255
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 628
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 542
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 584 (90.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $792,531
Average Home Value $782,834


Median Household Income $167,051
Average Household Income $229,437
Per Capita Income $71,654
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.64% 1.94%
Households 1.51% 1.84%
Families 1.4% 1.81%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

West Friendship, MD 21794 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21794 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 # 310 32nd
Population Density1 # 269 41st
Diversity Index2 # 207 55th
Median Household Income # 9 98th
Per Capita Income # 14 97th

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