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: 433
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,151
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 146
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 17,580
Daytime Population: Workers 4,844
Daytime Population: Residents 9,386
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,230
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 17,513
Population in Familes 14,653
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 339
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $68,383
Average Household Income $84,029
Per Capita Income $31,107


Total Housing Units 7,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,642 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,837 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,031 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $264,530
Average Home Value $304,115


Total Households 6,479
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 4,671
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 1.13% 2.39%
Households 1.11% 2.33%
Families 1.01% 2.36%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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

The table below compares 21901 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 # 132 71st
Population Density # 242 47th
Diversity Index # 350 23rd
Median Household Income # 267 42nd
Per Capita Income # 294 36th

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