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, 2017)


Total Population 383
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 250
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 383
Population in Familes 300
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $54,703
Average Household Income $71,797
Per Capita Income $32,431


Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (37.3%)
Median Home Value $235,000
Average Home Value $359,965


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 112
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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% 0.47%
Households 0.24% 0.34%
Families 0.0% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Nanticoke, MD 21840 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21840 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 # 407 11th
Population Density # 384 16th
Diversity Index # 178 61st
Median Household Income # 365 20th
Per Capita Income # 278 39th

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