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21221 Zip Code (Essex, MD) Detailed Profile




Cities: Essex, MD (56.45%), Middle River, MD (4.66%), Rosedale, MD (1.85%)
County: Baltimore County, MD
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 42,717
Zip code population in 2010: 42,154
Zip code population in 2000: 42,567

Houses and condos: 18,087
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,885
% of renters here:

43%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 21221: 130.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 14.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 2,893 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 21221
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.2% ($2,646)
Maryland:

1.1% ($3,336)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,663 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,585 (1.4%)

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Males: 19,619  (45.9%)
Females: 23,096  (54.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 21221:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 21221:

  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

Zip code 21221 compared to state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 21221 (2017)
    • 27,67965.0%White
    • 10,39524.4%Black
    • 2,0694.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9892.3%Two or more races
    • 7611.8%Asian
    • 1660.4%American Indian
    • 850.2%Some other race
    • 100.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 42,229
Rural population: 487

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $212,202
21221:

$212,202
Maryland:

$312,500



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 86 registered sex offenders living in 21221 zip code as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 21221 is 492 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.9 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Maryland:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 21221, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $44,100 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$44,100
State:

$72,703

Salary/wage: $41,327 (reported on 86.1% of returns)
Here:

$41,327
State:

$62,228
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.0% for AGIs below $25k, 84.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 60.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $832 (reported on 31.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$832
Maryland:

$1,413
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,191 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,191
State:

$6,933
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,070 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
Here:

+$4,070
State:

+$14,830
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,285 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

+$6,285
State:

+$12,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,956 (reported on 7.6% of returns)
21221:

$9,956
Maryland:

$17,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $8,367 (reported on 0.1% of returns)
21221:

$8,367
Maryland:

$24,439

Total itemized deductions: $19,762 (26% of AGI, reported on 35.5% of returns)
Here:

$19,762
State:

$27,886

Here:

26.0% of AGI
State:

22.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs below $25k, 13.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 17.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,674 (reported on 29.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,674
State:

$4,452
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,445 (reported on 35.4% of returns)
21221:

$7,445
State:

$11,690
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,238 (reported on 22.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,238
State:

$2,199
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 56.7%
Here:

57%
State:

52%
(% for various income ranges: 55.5% for AGIs below $25k, 54.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 59.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 75.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 21221, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,208 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,208
State:

$60,339

Salary/wage: $35,792 (reported on 88.0% of returns)
Here:

$35,792
State:

$52,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 86.1% for AGIs below $10k, 79.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 87.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 88.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,001 (reported on 37.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,001
Maryland:

$1,701
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,275 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,275
State:

$4,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,331 (reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

+$4,331
State:

+$15,888
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,830 (reported on 9.9% of returns)
Here:

+$6,830
State:

+$12,221
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,557 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
21221:

$2,557
Maryland:

$2,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $8,731 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
Here:

$8,731
Maryland:

$17,155
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,027 (26% of AGI, reported on 35.8% of returns)
Here:

$16,027
State:

$22,960

Here:

25.5% of AGI
State:

23.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs below $10k, 7.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 14.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 18.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,430 (4% of AGI, reported on 32.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,430
State:

$4,031

Here:

3.8% of AGI
State:

3.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,363 (reported on 73.2% of returns)
21221:

$4,363
State:

$10,167
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,799 (reported on 19.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,799
State:

$1,700

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 61.0%
Here:

61%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 54.6% for AGIs below $10k, 63.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 63.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$55,692
Maryland:

$80,776
Essex, MD (21221) map Nearest zip codes: 21219, 21222, 21220, 21237, 21052, 21162.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

43.3%
Maryland:

48.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.4%
Maryland:

5.3%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,817
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 13,290


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 506 (305 now married, 199 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 9,437 (3,202 now married, 6,262 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 21221 with a mortgage: 6,366 (186 second mortgage, 699 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,918

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,435
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $518

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

12.1%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

6.4%
Whole state:

4.7%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

7.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 21221: Essex Marina (A), Marshfield Business Park (B), Pulaski Industrial Park (C), Rocky Point Golf Course (D), Sunset Harbor Marina (E), Norman Creek Marina (F), Markleys Marina (G), Essex Yacht Harbor Marina (H), Buedel Marina (I), Baltimore Yacht Club (J), Baltimore County Fire Department Station 7 Essex (K), Middleborough Volunteer Fire Department Station 23 (L), Hyde Park Volunteer Fire Department Station 25 (M), Baltimore County Fire Department Station 58 Back River Neck (N), Baltimore County Medical Station 58 Back River Neck (O), Lighthouse Senior Living Center (P), Essex Area Branch Baltimore County Public Library (Q), Essex Health Center (R), Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Company Station 24 (S), Baltimore County Police Department Precinct 11 Essex (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Country Ridge Shopping Center (1), Middlesex Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 21221 include: Universal Gospel Tabernacle (A), Central Baptist Church (B), Tabernacle Baptist Church (C), Boulevard Christian Church (D), First Baptist Church of Back River (E), Hope Evagelical Lutheran Church (F), New Hope Baptist Church (G), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (H), Protestant Community United Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Duck Creek (A), Brien Run (B), Browns Creek (C), Northeast Creek (D), Stemmers Run (E), Deep Creek (F), Norman Creek (G), Muddy Gut (H), Middle River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 21221 include: Deep Creek Park (1), Fox Ridge Park (2), Martindale Park (3), Cox Point Park (4), Rocky Point Park (5), Turkey Point Park (6), Sue Creek Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1972014 or later
  • 1512010 to 2013
  • 1,2272000 to 2009
  • 1,6121990 to 1999
  • 2,3891980 to 1989
  • 2,7101970 to 1979
  • 2,3461960 to 1969
  • 3,8571950 to 1959
  • 1,8601940 to 1949
  • 1,5121939 or earlier

Zip code 21221 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Essex, MD (21221)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Essex, MD (21221)
  • 16no bedroom
  • 2441 bedroom
  • 1,9682 bedrooms
  • 4,8953 bedrooms
  • 1,8604 bedrooms
  • 2855+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Essex, MD (21221)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Essex, MD (21221)
  • 385no bedroom
  • 1,8721 bedroom
  • 3,0042 bedrooms
  • 1,2913 bedrooms
  • 2824 bedrooms
  • 505+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Essex, MD (21221) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Essex, MD (21221) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 333no vehicle
  • 2,5811 vehicle
  • 3,9012 vehicles
  • 1,6713 vehicles
  • 5664 vehicles
  • 2375+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Essex, MD (21221) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Essex, MD (21221) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,763no vehicle
  • 3,3481 vehicle
  • 1,4862 vehicles
  • 1733 vehicles
  • 654 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

  • Zip code 21221 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 21221 household income distribution in 2017
  • 1,189Less than $10,000
  • 522$10,000 to $14,999
  • 664$15,000 to $19,999
  • 858$20,000 to $24,999
  • 900$25,000 to $29,999
  • 933$30,000 to $34,999
  • 818$35,000 to $39,999
  • 701$40,000 to $44,999
  • 791$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,201$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,777$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,148$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,454$100,000 to $124,999
  • 833$125,000 to $149,999
  • 770$150,000 to $199,999
  • 541$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 21221

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 21221
  • 105Less than $10,000
  • 60$10,000 to $14,999
  • 75$15,000 to $19,999
  • 71$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$25,000 to $29,999
  • 32$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$35,000 to $39,999
  • 18$40,000 to $49,999
  • 30$50,000 to $59,999
  • 34$60,000 to $69,999
  • 38$70,000 to $79,999
  • 145$80,000 to $89,999
  • 179$90,000 to $99,999
  • 840$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,034$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,062$150,000 to $174,999
  • 868$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,620$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,033$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,084$300,000 to $399,999
  • 332$400,000 to $499,999
  • 415$500,000 to $749,999
  • 27$750,000 to $999,999
  • 19$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 8$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 45$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 21221

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 21221
  • 65Less than $100
  • 84$100 to $149
  • 37$150 to $199
  • 86$200 to $249
  • 56$250 to $299
  • 86$300 to $349
  • 73$350 to $399
  • 75$400 to $449
  • 8$450 to $499
  • 101$500 to $549
  • 205$550 to $599
  • 161$600 to $649
  • 267$650 to $699
  • 569$700 to $749
  • 574$750 to $799
  • 1,226$800 to $899
  • 1,268$900 to $999
  • 903$1,000 to $1,249
  • 352$1,250 to $1,499
  • 242$1,500 to $1,999
  • 37$2,000 to $2,499
  • 16$2,500 to $2,999
  • 56$3,500 or more
  • 281No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,017.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $236,199.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $216,856
  • Black or African American householders: $194,007
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $179,832
  • Asian householders: $231,877
  • Some other race householders: $205,220
  • Two or more races householders: $210,298
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $219,183

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $212,202
21221:

$212,202
Maryland:

$312,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $150,596 - $294,182

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $383,893
Here:

$383,893
State:

$424,848

Townhouses or other attached units: $207,510
Here:

$207,510
State:

$250,809

In 2-unit structures: $407,167
Here:

$407,167
State:

$363,922

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $412,056
Here:

$412,056
State:

$334,616

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $183,179
Here:

$183,179
State:

$242,023

Mobile homes: $63,896
Here:

$63,896
State:

$67,329

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,496
Here:

$8,496
State:

$354,215
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 21221
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,986
  • One, attached: 5,107
  • Two: 134
  • 3 or 4: 564
  • 5 to 9: 704
  • 10 to 19: 2,327
  • 20 to 49: 166
  • 50 or more: 908
  • Mobile homes: 180
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Unemployment: 6.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21221

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21221
  • 77.4%15,084Drove a car alone
  • 9.3%1,804Carpooled
  • 5.9%1,149Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.1%29Subway or elevated
  • 0.1%19Railroad
  • 0.0%4Ferryboat
  • 0.5%100Taxi
  • 0.2%41Motorcycle
  • 0.7%135Walked
  • 2.3%455Other means
  • 3.2%616Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21221

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21221
  • 348Less than 5 minutes
  • 9925 to 9 minutes
  • 1,56810 to 14 minutes
  • 2,96715 to 19 minutes
  • 2,12420 to 24 minutes
  • 1,11125 to 29 minutes
  • 3,89230 to 34 minutes
  • 74735 to 39 minutes
  • 1,53240 to 44 minutes
  • 1,79145 to 59 minutes
  • 1,26660 to 89 minutes
  • 49490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 56.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 42,461
  • In family households: 35,129 (4,354 male householders, 5,713 female householders)
    6,132 spouses, 12,673 children (11,688 natural, 218 adopted, 769 stepchildren), 2,151 grandchildren, 624 brothers or sisters, 741 parents, 858 other relatives, 1,439 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,333 (2,690 male householders (2,275 living alone)), 3,445 female householders (2,992 living alone)), 1,186 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 267 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,118 2-persons, 2,348 3-persons, 1,884 4-persons, 964 5-persons, 550 6-persons, 190 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 5,269 1-person, 742 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 53 4-persons

4,240 married couples with children.
3,570 single-parent households (1,182 men, 2,388 women).

90.5% of residents of 21221 zip code speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% very well, 21% well, 12% not well, 2% not at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% very well, 29% well, 8% not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% very well, 10% well, 6% not well).
2.7% of residents speak other language at home (73% very well, 21% well, 3% not well, 2% not at all).

Foreign born population: 2,978 (7.0%)
(47.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

7.0%
Whole state:

15.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 12%Liberia
  • 8%Ethiopia
  • 7%Dominica
  • 6%Ghana
  • 4%St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 4%Guatemala
  • 4%Costa Rica
Most common first ancestries reported in 21221
  • 9%German
  • 6%Irish
  • 6%American
  • 5%Polish
  • 5%African
  • 5%Italian
  • 2%Nigerian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5382010 or later
  • 1,5442000 to 2009
  • 4571990 to 1999
  • 696Before 1990

Zip code 21221 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ESSEX MARINA (1755 HILLTOP AVENUE in ESSEX, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: MARINAS
  • MIDDLESEX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (142 BENNETT ROAD in BALTIMORE, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-031514
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • EXXON RAS# 2-0262 (FORMER) (311 MACE AVENUE in BALTIMORE, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - OIL CONTROL
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS; GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
    Alternative names: REMED (EXXON) - 311 MACE AVENUE
  • MARS ESTATES ELEMENTARY (1500 HOMBERG AVE in BALTIMORE, MD)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-031512
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MARS ESTATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • CLIFFS AUTO & MARINE BODY SHOP (610 STEMMERS RUN ROAD in ESSEX, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: TOP, BODY, AND UPHOLSTERY REPAIR SHOPS AND PAINT SHOPS
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , OCONNELL, CLIFFORD A (CONTACT/OWNER) , CLIFFORD O'CONNELL (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CLIFF S AUTO & MARINE BODY SHOP, CLIFFS HI-TECH AUTO/MARINE BODY SHOP INC, CLIFF'S HI-TECH BODY SHOP INC
  • B G E ESSEX (600 STEMMERS RUN ROAD in ESSEX, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC AND OTHER SERVICES COMBINED
    Alternative names: BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC, BG&E-ESSEX SERVICE
  • KENWOOD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (501 STEMMERS RUN ROAD in ESSEX, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: BALTO COUNTY BOARD OF ED (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: KENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
  • ADMIRAL CLEANERS (1607 EASTERN BOULEVARD in ESSEX, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , YOO, SUNGWAN (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ADMIRAL CLEANERS - EASTERN BLVD
  • PIER-SOL, INC. (8800 KELSO DRIVE in BALTIMORE, MD)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: ELECTROPLATING, PLATING, POLISHING, ANODIZING, AND COLORING
    Organizations: THOMAS PIERPONT (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • BALTIMORE YACHT CLUB (850 BALTIMORE YACHT CLUB ROAD in BALTIMORE, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, NPDES NON-MAJOR
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: MARINAS; MEMBERSHIP SPORTS AND RECREATION CLUBS
    Alternative names: BALTO YACHT CLUB, DRD POOL MANAGEMENT,INC.
  • OREMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (711 HIGH RD in BALTIMORE (BALTIMORE CO.), MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ESSEX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (100 MACE AVENUE in ESSEX, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • MIDDLEBOROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (313 WEST ROAD in ESSEX, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MIDDLEBOROUGH ELEM SCHOOL

Zip code 21221 marital status for males
Zip code 21221 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 50.1%Utility gas
  • 34.2%Electricity
  • 10.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 44,117.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 32,625
  • Northeast: 2,423
  • Midwest: 468
  • South: 3,477
  • West: 326

58% of the 21221 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maryland.

89% of the 21221 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Essex, MD (21221)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 411
Here:

10.0%
Maryland:

12.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 190
Here:

9.6%
Maryland:

12.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 213
Here:

12.3%
Maryland:

18.9%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 87,673Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 75,997Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 75,702Legal occupations
  • 73,518Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 63,812Management occupations
  • 54,943Community and social service occupations

Companies with biggest federal contracts located in this zip code (BALTIMORE, MD):

  • THE FILTREX CORPORATION (6 RIVERSIDE DR; small business) : $1,789,301 in 21 contracts from 2000 to 2005
    Contracts for Air Purification Equipment, Fans, Air Circulators, and Blower Equipment, Installation of Equipment -- Miscellaneous, Hardware, Commercial, and more by Army, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Signed by year: 2000: $33,239; 2001: $0; 2002: $204,279; 2003: $1,205,929; 2004: $104,016; 2005: $241,838; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $636,497 with Army for Air Purification Equipment. Signed on 2003-07-16. Completion date: 2004-01-10.
    $282,000 with Army for Fans, Air Circulators, and Blower Equipment. Signed on 2003-09-30. Completion date: 2003-11-30.
    $134,861, same as above. Signed on 2002-09-19. Completion date: 2002-10-11.
    $114,310 with Army for Air Purification Equipment. Signed on 2005-05-03. Completion date: 2005-08-31.
  • T F C AUTOMATION, INC (806 RACE RD; small business) : $738,291 in 26 contracts from 2003 to 2006
    Contracts for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Miscellaneous, Refrigeration Equipment, Filters and Networks, Laboratory Equipment and Supplies, and more by U.S. Secret Service, Army, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $129,432; 2004: $162,496; 2005: $292,816; 2006: $153,547.

    Biggest contracts:
    $118,323 with U.S. Secret Service for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Miscellaneous. Signed on 2005-11-10. Completion date: 2006-09-30.
    $115,543, same as above. Signed on 2004-12-17. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
    $74,146 with Army for Refrigeration Equipment. Signed on 2005-08-22. Completion date: 2005-10-28.
    $73,000 with Army for Filters and Networks. Signed on 2006-04-11. Completion date: 2006-06-30.
  • HIGHLANDER CONTRACTING CO, LLC (7227C GOLDEN RING RD; small business) : $667,600 in 13 contracts from 2004 to 2006
    Contracts for Installation of Equipment -- Miscellaneous, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Industrial Buildings, Installation of Equipment -- Pipe, Tubing, Hose, and Fittings, Facilities Operations Support Services, and more by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $90,921; 2005: $457,599; 2006: $119,080.

    Biggest contracts:
    $268,000 with Army for Installation of Equipment -- Miscellaneous. Signed on 2005-04-15. Completion date: 2005-10-19.
    $100,000 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Industrial Buildings. Signed on 2005-09-20. Completion date: 2006-09-19.
    $94,890, same as above. Signed on 2006-03-16. Completion date: 2006-09-30.
    $79,271 with Army for Installation of Equipment -- Pipe, Tubing, Hose, and Fittings. Signed on 2004-04-02. Completion date: 2004-05-14.
  • ATLANTIC THREAD & SUPPLY COMPA (8515 KELSO DR STE G&H; small business) : $418,384 in 22 contracts from 1999 to 2005
    Contracts for Textile Fabrics, Yarn and Thread, Industrial Sewing Machines and Mobile Textile Repair Shops by Bureau of Prisoners/Federal Prison System, Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $118,000; 2001: $46,000; 2002: $115,000; 2003: $93,000; 2004: $0; 2005: $12,384; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $36,000 with Bureau of Prisoners/Federal Prison System for Textile Fabrics. Signed on 2000-11-15. Completion date: 2001-10-15.
    $36,000, same as above. Signed on 2001-02-15. Completion date: 2003-10-15.
    $35,000, same as above. Signed on 2000-01-15. Completion date: 2000-10-15.
    $34,000, same as above. Signed on 2002-05-15. Completion date: 2002-09-15.
  • SPOT-A-POT INC (4 HARKO CT; small business) : $415,161 in 56 contracts from 2001 to 2006
    Contracts for Other Housekeeping Services, Lease or Rental of Equipment -- Miscellaneous, Lease or Rental of Equipment -- Plumbing, Heating, and Waste Disposal Equipment, Lease or Rental of Equipment -- Toiletries, and more by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $52,960; 2002: $69,680; 2003: $88,574; 2004: $88,355; 2005: $54,845; 2006: $60,747.

    Biggest contracts:
    $58,200 with Army for Other Housekeeping Services. Signed on 2003-10-31. Completion date: 2004-09-30.
    $57,480, same as above. Signed on 2004-10-13. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
    $56,000 with Army for Lease or Rental of Equipment -- Miscellaneous. Signed on 2002-10-31. Completion date: 2003-09-30.
    $54,240 with Army for Other Housekeeping Services. Signed on 2006-01-03. Completion date: 2006-09-30.
  • EAGLE ENGINEERING CORPORATION (8869 CITATION RD; small business) : $183,946 in 2 contracts in 2004
    $157,657 with Navy for Miscellaneous Machine Tools. Signed on 2004-08-10. Completion date: 2005-03-10.
    $26,289 with Navy for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Instruments and Laboratory Equipment. Signed on 2004-06-07. Completion date: 2004-06-18.
  • CUTTER MARINE INC (1900 OLD EASTERN AVE; small business) : $145,622 in 7 contracts from 2003 to 2005
    Contracts for Ship and Boat Propulsion Components, Engine Air and Oil Filters, Strainers, and Cleaners, Nonaircraft by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $60,811; 2004: $0; 2005: $84,811; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $39,098 with Army for Ship and Boat Propulsion Components. Signed on 2005-06-27. Completion date: 2005-07-29.
    $39,098, same as above. Signed on 2005-03-11. Completion date: 2005-04-22.
    $17,396 with Army for Engine Air and Oil Filters, Strainers, and Cleaners, Nonaircraft. Signed on 2003-09-22. Completion date: 2004-01-30.
    $16,945, same as above. Signed on 2003-09-22. Completion date: 2004-01-30.
  • KRUSE CONTROLS, INC (7110 GOLDEN RING ROAD; small business) : $144,752 in 2 contracts in 2004
    $72,376 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Installation of Equipment -- Ship and Marine Equipment. Signed on 2004-09-28. Completion date: 2004-12-10.
    $72,376 with Army for Installation of Equipment -- Ship and Marine Equipment. Signed on 2004-09-28. Completion date: 2004-12-10.
  • BELTWAY LIFT & EQUIPMENT, INC (304 1/2 TOWNSEND RD; small business) : $138,814 in 2 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $132,914 with Army for Miscellaneous Maintenance and Repair Shop Specialized Equipment. Signed on 2005-09-19. Completion date: 2005-09-19.
    $5,900 with Army for Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Shop Specialized Equipment. Signed on 2004-09-16. Completion date: 2004-09-29.
  • LOADOMETER CORPORATION (3 NASHUA CT STE G; small business) : $122,720 in 3 contracts from 2001 to 2005
    $69,830 with Department of Defense for Scales and Balances. Signed on 2002-04-08. Completion date: 2002-06-14.
    $34,915, same as above. Signed on 2001-07-11. Completion date: 2002-02-28.
    $17,975 with Army for Scales and Balances. Signed on 2005-09-20. Completion date: 2005-10-11.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99 employees: 2 establishments, 20-49 employees: 6 establishments, 10-19 employees: 5 establishments, 5-9 employees: 4 establishments, 1-4 employees: 8 establishments)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 4, 5-9: 11, 1-4: 8)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249: 1, 20-49: 4, 10-19: 6, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 4)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (250-499: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Temporary Help Services (100-249: 2)
  • Wholesale Trade: Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers (100-249: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Security Guards and Patrol Services (100-249: 1, 1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 212 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 77 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 168 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED259$193,96489$183,0701,097$189,23073$122,5972$7,131,640111$169,5662$15,335
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$167,01514$130,27698$204,25114$54,6760$07$149,5965$31,604
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$171,33839$131,136469$198,14958$50,9760$029$153,15413$26,628
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$159,24715$155,984307$200,23422$118,2850$018$173,2710$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$221,4394$164,86884$190,2423$87,7370$08$160,6530$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$174,42411$237,1002$205,525
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$200,2047$263,9100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$124,30011$284,4250$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$127,8004$235,7700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 21221
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 21221 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 21221 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John47271.5 years
William42170.9 years
Mary34276.6 years
Charles28671.3 years
George26371.2 years
James25069.9 years
Joseph23872.5 years
Margaret21876.2 years
Robert21467.7 years
Anna20878.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 21221 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10372.4 years
Miller8172.3 years
Jones6173.1 years
Williams5765.7 years
Johnson5672.0 years
Brown5269.9 years
Davis3966.8 years
Taylor3869.7 years
Moore3775.6 years
Harris3072.3 years
Businesses in zip code 21221
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Penske1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid2
CVS1Ruby Tuesday1
Cricket Wireless2Sprint Nextel1
Curves1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts2Super 81
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul2
GameStop1UPS1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
KFC1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets1
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