Nanticoke, MD 21840 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21840: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Nanticoke, MD 21840

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 8
  • Single Family Addresses: 110
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Wicomico County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.267, Longitude -75.904
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Nanticoke, MD 21840 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 380
Population in Households 380
Population in Familes 297
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 70
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (38.3%)
Median Home Value $230,000
Average Home Value $354,049


Median Household Income $54,522
Average Household Income $69,210
Per Capita Income $31,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.37%
Households 0.19% 0.35%
Families 0.0% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Nanticoke, MD 21840 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21840 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 # 397 13th
Population Density1 # 381 16th
Diversity Index2 # 179 61st
Median Household Income # 356 22nd
Per Capita Income # 282 38th

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