Parsonsburg, MD 21849 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21849: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Parsonsburg, MD 21849

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wicomico County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.379, Longitude -75.492
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 48
  • PO Box Addresses: 102
  • Residential Addresses: 1,298
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,298

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

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Parsonsburg, MD 21849 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,115
Daytime Population: Workers 583
Daytime Population: Residents 1,272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,855
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 3,106
Population in Familes 2,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $56,956
Average Household Income $71,295
Per Capita Income $27,264


Total Housing Units 1,306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 922 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $177,425
Average Home Value $196,855


Total Households 1,187
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 865
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 0.54% 0.7%
Households 0.34% 0.6%
Families 0.26% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Parsonsburg, MD 21849 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21849 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 # 272 41st
Population Density # 371 19th
Diversity Index # 313 31st
Median Household Income # 348 24th
Per Capita Income # 360 21st

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