Towson, MD 21286 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21286: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Towson, MD 21286

Acceptable Alternative
Baltimore, MD 21286
Loch Raven, MD 21286

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Baltimore County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.407, Longitude -76.582
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 905
  • PO Box Addresses: 33
  • Residential Addresses: 9,858
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,473
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,385

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

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Towson, MD 21286 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,571
Daytime Population: Workers 21,073
Daytime Population: Residents 10,366
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,439
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 19,183
Population in Familes 13,237
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,388
Population Density2 2,833
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $71,843
Average Household Income $101,617
Per Capita Income $44,459


Total Housing Units 9,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,144 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,536 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $316,315
Average Home Value $363,205


Total Households 8,680
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,511
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 0.57% 0.54%
Households 0.44% 0.51%
Families 0.2% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Towson, MD 21286 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21286 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 # 125 73rd
Population Density # 83 82nd
Diversity Index # 163 64th
Median Household Income # 250 45th
Per Capita Income # 122 73rd

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