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: 23
  • PO Box Addresses: 341
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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Database updated: February 1, 2019, Maps updated: February 1, 2019.

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  1. 21861 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 21861 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Maryland Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Maryland Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

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Sharptown, MD 21861 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 779
Population in Households 779
Population in Familes 643
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 278
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $43,333
Average Household Income $57,092
Per Capita Income $22,060


Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $160,833
Average Home Value $173,623


Total Households 301
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 210
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 0.44% 0.63%
Households 0.37% 0.59%
Families 0.23% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   3.86%

Sharptown, MD 21861 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21861 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 # 369 18th
Population Density # 258 43rd
Diversity Index # 352 21st
Median Household Income # 412 8th
Per Capita Income # 417 7th

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