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21252 Zip Code (Towson, MD) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2017: 2,643

March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 21252: 120.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 18,376 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.0% ($3,679)
Maryland:

1.1% ($3,336)
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Males: 1,136  (43.0%)
Females: 1,506  (57.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 21252:

  • High school or higher: 103.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 103.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 21252:

  • Never married: 98.8%
  • Now married: 1.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Zip code 21252 compared to state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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Median resident age:
This zip code:

19.4 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 21252, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $10,246 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$10,246
State:

$60,339

Salary/wage: $11,540 (reported on 87.7% of returns)
Here:

$11,540
State:

$52,211

Total tax: $1,481 (reported on 47.4% of returns)
21252:

$1,481
State:

$10,167


Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 17.5%
Here:

18%
State:

55%

Nearest zip codes: 21204, 21212, 21239, 21286, 21210, 21251.
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Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,492 (24 now married, 1,489 unmarried)


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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 21252: Glen Parking Garage (A), Towsontown Parking Garage (B), West Hall (C), Ward Hall (D), Van Bokkelen Hall (E), University Union (F), Stephens Hall (G), Smith Hall (H), Scarborough Hall (I), Richmond Hall (J), Prettyman Hall (K), Newell Hall (L), Newell Dining Hall (M), Linthicum Hall (N), Albert S Cook Library (O), Van Bokklen Hall (P), Stephens Annex (Q), Residence Tower (R), Newell Dining (S), Lida Lee Tall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $377,764.

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

Unemployment: 13.7%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21252

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21252
  • 36.3%255Drove a car alone
  • 8.0%56Carpooled
  • 3.7%26Bus or trolley bus
  • 35.9%252Walked
  • 2.4%17Other means
  • 13.2%93Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21252

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21252
  • 100Less than 5 minutes
  • 805 to 9 minutes
  • 15110 to 14 minutes
  • 9415 to 19 minutes
  • 9020 to 24 minutes
  • 6430 to 34 minutes
  • 1340 to 44 minutes
  • 1245 to 59 minutes
  • 760 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 71.7%

Household type by relationship:

87.0% of residents of 21252 zip code speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (96% very well, 4% well).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% very well, 37% well).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% very well, 48% well).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (72% very well, 13% well, 15% not well).

Foreign born population: 206 (7.8%)
(45.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

7.8%
Whole state:

15.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 13%France
  • 13%Japan
  • 11%Grenada
  • 9%Chile
  • 7%Taiwan
  • 6%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 4%India
Most common first ancestries reported in 21252
  • 13%American
  • 7%European
  • 6%African
  • 4%Italian
  • 4%German
  • 4%Jamaican
  • 2%British
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1272010 or later
  • 632000 to 2009
  • 1171990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990
There are 36 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 21252.

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BURDICK POOL (BURDICK HALL,TOWSON UNIVERSITY in TOWSON, MD)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
    Alternative names: TOWSON UNIVERSITY E.H.& S

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

  • This state: 1,217
  • Northeast: 576
  • Midwest: 73
  • South: 378
  • West: 107

100% of the 21252 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 381
Here:

15.2%
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 ($)
  • 6,373Sales and related occupations
  • 5,560Food preparation and serving related occupations
  • 3,883Office and administrative support occupations
  • 3,702Personal care and service occupations
  • 3,497Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 2,559Education, training, and library occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • TOWSON UNIVERSITY (8000 YORK RD in BALTIMORE, MD) : $68,000 in 4 contracts in 2005
    $37,000 with Navy for Other Defense -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2005-06-14. Completion date: 2006-06-13.
    $20,000, same as above. Signed on 2005-12-19. Completion date: 2007-01-14.
    $11,000 with Geological Survey for Pollution Control and Abatement -- Basic Research (R&D). Taking place in VA. Signed on 2005-04-12. Effective on 2005-04-08. Completion date: 2007-02-28.
    $0, same as above. Signed on 2005-04-14. Completion date: 2007-02-28.
  • TOWSON UNIVERSITY (8000 YORK ROAD in BALTIMORE, MD) : $22,600 in 3 contracts from 2002 to 2004
    $9,600 with Army for Other Education and Training Services. Signed on 2004-05-21. Completion date: 2004-09-30.
    $6,880 with Army for Educational Studies and Analyses. Signed on 2002-08-13. Completion date: 2002-08-30.
    $6,120 with NASA for . Signed on 2003-12-16. Completion date: 2003-12-31.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 4 establishments, 10-19 employees: 2 establishments, 5-9 employees: 4 establishments, 1-4 employees: 4 establishments)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Grantmaking Foundations (50-99: 1)
  • Educational Services: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Parking Lots and Garages (1-4: 1)

Businesses in zip code 21252
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Chick-Fil-A1Nike1
FedEx2Starbucks1
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