North East, MD 21901 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21901: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
North East, MD 21901

Not Acceptable, USPS
Northeast, MD 21901

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 425
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,066
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 145
  • County: Cecil County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.59, Longitude -75.956
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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North East, MD 21901 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,267
Population in Households 17,195
Population in Familes 14,414
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 328
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 6,364
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 4,594
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,535 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,829 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,004 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $248,181
Average Home Value $289,471


Median Household Income $67,819
Average Household Income $82,183
Per Capita Income $30,442
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 2.43%
Households 1.36% 2.37%
Families 1.25% 2.4%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

North East, MD 21901 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21901 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 # 135 71st
Population Density1 # 242 47th
Diversity Index2 # 347 24th
Median Household Income # 260 43rd
Per Capita Income # 288 37th

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