Dickerson, MD 20842 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20842: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dickerson, MD 20842

Not Acceptable, USPS
Comus, MD 20842

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.204, Longitude -77.422
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 20842 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Frederick, Montgomery).

  • Businesses Addresses: 41
  • PO Box Addresses: 53
  • Residential Addresses: 734
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 734

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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  1. 20842 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 20842 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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  2. Maryland Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Maryland Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Dickerson, MD 20842 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dickerson, MD 20842 Housing Affordability Index is 97
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dickerson, MD 20842 Wealth Index is 278
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,006 (100%)
Population in Households 1,998 (99.6%)
Population in Families 1,702 (84.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 38
Diversity Index2 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $117,723
Average Household Income $161,110
Per Capita Income $61,688
Wealth Index4 278

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 623 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $658,910
Housing Affordability Index3 97
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 768
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 563
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.61% 1.05%
Households 0.69% 1.02%
Families 0.63% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Dickerson, MD 20842 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20842 to the other 461 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 311 33rd
Population Density # 424 8th
Diversity Index # 247 47th
Median Household Income # 64 86th
Per Capita Income # 40 92nd

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