Sharptown, MD 21861 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21861: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sharptown, MD 21861

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • County: Wicomico County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.541, Longitude -75.72
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 24
  • PO Box Addresses: 343
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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

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Sharptown, MD 21861 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 791
Daytime Population: Workers 62
Daytime Population: Residents 336
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 398
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.50
Population in Households 791
Population in Familes 649
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 256
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $41,655
Average Household Income $54,138
Per Capita Income $20,807


Total Housing Units 352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $158,197
Average Home Value $170,483


Total Households 304
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 212
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 0.46% 0.5%
Households 0.28% 0.39%
Families 0.13% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

Sharptown, MD 21861 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21861 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 # 367 20th
Population Density # 277 39th
Diversity Index # 359 21st
Median Household Income # 422 8th
Per Capita Income # 430 6th

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