Hagerstown, MD 21742 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Not Acceptable, USPS
Northern, MD 21742

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Washington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.657, Longitude -77.71
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 788
  • PO Box Addresses: 207
  • Residential Addresses: 13,464
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,475
    • Single Family Addresses: 11,989

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

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  1. 21742 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 21742 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Hagerstown, MD 21742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 32,184
Population in Households 31,829
Population in Familes 25,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 355
Population Density2 698
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $66,152
Average Household Income $85,525
Per Capita Income $34,433


Total Housing Units 13,777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,424 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,382 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 971 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $252,209
Average Home Value $293,839


Total Households 12,806
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 8,401
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.45% 0.51%
Households 0.41% 0.5%
Families 0.23% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.94%
Per Capita Income   3.93%

Hagerstown, MD 21742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21742 to the other 448 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 71 84th
Population Density # 180 60th
Diversity Index # 196 56th
Median Household Income # 293 35th
Per Capita Income # 261 42nd

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