Columbia, MD 21044 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21044: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, MD 21044

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Howard County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.213, Longitude -76.882
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,193
  • PO Box Addresses: 250
  • Residential Addresses: 18,418
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 6,105
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,313

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: January 1, 2020, Maps updated: November 1, 2019.

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  1. 21044 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 21044 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. Maryland Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Columbia, MD 21044 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Columbia, MD 21044 Housing Affordability Index is 117
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

Columbia, MD 21044 Wealth Index is 179
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 44,881
Population in Households 44,602
Population in Familes 34,604
Population in Group Qrtrs 279
Population Density 3,724
Diversity Index1 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $102,767
Average Household Income $137,382
Per Capita Income $57,834
Wealth Index3 179

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,975 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,917 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,037 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $414,054
Housing Affordability Index2 117
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,892
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 11,380
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.8% 0.78%
Households 0.84% 0.8%
Families 0.54% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Columbia, MD 21044 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21044 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 # 27 94th
Population Density # 66 86th
Diversity Index # 49 90th
Median Household Income # 133 71st
Per Capita Income # 52 89th

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