21060 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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Glen Burnie, MD

ZIP Code 21060: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Anne Arundel County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.165, Longitude -76.583
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 808
  • PO Box Addresses: 729
  • Residential Addresses: 15,374
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,605
    • Single Family Addresses: 11,769

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Database updated: October 1, 2021, Maps updated: May 5, 2021.


Glen Burnie, MD 21060 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 36,175 (100%)
Population in Households 35,535 (98.2%)
Population in Families 27,731 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 640 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 2,970
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $75,167
Average Household Income $98,382
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $38,295
Wealth Index5 108


Total HU (Housing Units) 15,058 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,454 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,615 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 989 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $292,658
Average Home Value $327,698
Housing Affordability Index3 142


Total Households 14,069
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 8,961
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.11% 0.9%
Households 2.03% 0.85%
Families 1.97% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
Owner Occupied HU   1.22%

Glen Burnie, MD 21060 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21060 to the other 458 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 56 88th
Population Density # 81 83rd
Median Household Income # 300 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 174 38th
Per Capita Income # 277 40th
Diversity Index # 111 76th

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