Baltimore, MD 21217 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21217: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Baltimore, MD 21217

Acceptable Alternative
Druid, MD 21217

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Baltimore City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.308, Longitude -76.638
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 748
  • PO Box Addresses: 238
  • Residential Addresses: 14,051
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,768
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,283

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Baltimore, MD 21217 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 35,891
Daytime Population: Workers 8,002
Daytime Population: Residents 22,738
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,740
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 34,576
Population in Familes 23,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,315
Population Density2 11,328
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $25,672
Average Household Income $41,433
Per Capita Income $18,027


Total Housing Units 21,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,078 (18.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,749 (49.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,825 (31.5%)
Median Home Value $123,257
Average Home Value $198,627


Total Households 14,827
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 7,090
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 -0.48% -0.29%
Households -0.42% -0.25%
Families -0.69% -0.43%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Baltimore, MD 21217 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21217 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 # 56 88th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 310 32nd
Median Household Income # 452 1st
Per Capita Income # 447 2nd

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