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21610 Zip Code (Betterton, MD) Detailed Profile




City: Betterton, MD (31.45%)
County: Kent County, MD
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 437
Zip code population in 2010: 378
Zip code population in 2000: 516

Houses and condos: 393
Renter-occupied apartments: 49
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 21610: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 247 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 21610
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.4% ($2,757)
Maryland:

1.1% ($3,515)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,540 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,167 (1.2%)

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Males: 176  (40.4%)
Females: 260  (59.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 21610:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 21610:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 22.1%

Zip code 21610 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Races in zip code 21610 (2019)
    • 34390.7%White
    • 133.4%Black
    • 102.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 71.9%Two or more races
    • 30.8%American Indian
    • 20.5%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $196,934
21610:

$196,934
Maryland:

$332,500
Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.9 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 21610, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $53,224 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$53,224
State:

$72,703

Salary/wage: $39,400 (reported on 76.5% of returns)
Here:

$39,400
State:

$62,228
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 56.8% for AGIs below $25k, 66.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 116.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $983 (reported on 35.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$983
Maryland:

$1,413

Ordinary dividends: $5,950 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
Here:

$5,950
State:

$6,933

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,700 (reported on 11.8% of returns)
Here:

+$9,700
State:

+$14,830

Profit/loss from business: +$10,100 (reported on 11.8% of returns)
Here:

+$10,100
State:

+$12,606

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,100 (reported on 11.8% of returns)
21610:

$10,100
Maryland:

$17,065

Total itemized deductions: $26,050 (27% of AGI, reported on 35.3% of returns)
Here:

$26,050
State:

$27,886

Here:

26.9% of AGI
State:

22.8% of AGI

Charity contributions: $1,900 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,900
State:

$4,452

Taxes paid: $9,417 (reported on 35.3% of returns)
21610:

$9,417
State:

$11,690

Earned income credit: $2,133 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,133
State:

$2,199
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.5% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 47.1%
Here:

47%
State:

52%
(% for various income ranges: 33.3% for AGIs below $25k, 50.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 21610, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,108 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,108
State:

$60,339

Salary/wage: $35,841 (reported on 81.2% of returns)
Here:

$35,841
State:

$52,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 75.3% for AGIs below $10k, 71.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 67.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,477 (reported on 47.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,477
Maryland:

$1,701
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,400 (reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,400
State:

$4,235

Net capital gain/loss: +$733 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

+$733
State:

+$15,888

Profit/loss from business: +$2,882 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

+$2,882
State:

+$12,221

Total itemized deductions: $13,841 (22% of AGI, reported on 33.9% of returns)
Here:

$13,841
State:

$22,960

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

23.3% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,217 (2% of AGI, reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,217
State:

$4,031

Here:

1.7% of AGI
State:

3.9% of AGI

Total tax: $4,469 (reported on 78.0% of returns)
21610:

$4,469
State:

$10,167
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 5.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,294 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,294
State:

$1,700

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 48.4%
Here:

48%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 38.9% for AGIs below $10k, 53.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 44.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$56,367
Maryland:

$86,738
Betterton, MD (21610) map Nearest zip codes: 21667, 21678, 21645, 21005, 21919, 21130.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.2%
Maryland:

47.4%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.7%
Maryland:

47.2%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 23
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 164


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 10 (10 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 60 (25 now married, 34 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 21610 with a mortgage: 78 (3 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 60

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,370
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $799

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

10.8%
Whole state:

9.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

2.3%
Whole state:

4.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

7.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 21610: Fair Promise Stock Farm (A), Five Rivers Farm (B), Betterton Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated Station 5 (C), Betterton Town Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 21610 include: Saint Johns Church (A), Betterton Lutheran Church (B), Betterton United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 21610 include: Betterton Beach Park (1), Betterton Community Park (2), Betterton Historic District (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 42014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 222000 to 2009
  • 661990 to 1999
  • 521980 to 1989
  • 371970 to 1979
  • 71960 to 1969
  • 201950 to 1959
  • 381940 to 1949
  • 1401939 or earlier

Zip code 21610 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Betterton, MD (21610)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Betterton, MD (21610)
  • 2no bedroom
  • 41 bedroom
  • 372 bedrooms
  • 703 bedrooms
  • 234 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Betterton, MD (21610)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Betterton, MD (21610)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 111 bedroom
  • 212 bedrooms
  • 113 bedrooms
  • 64 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Betterton, MD (21610) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Betterton, MD (21610) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 7no vehicle
  • 511 vehicle
  • 512 vehicles
  • 183 vehicles
  • 104 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Betterton, MD (21610) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Betterton, MD (21610) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6no vehicle
  • 221 vehicle
  • 182 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 21610 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 21610 household income distribution in 2019
  • 4Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5$15,000 to $19,999
  • 8$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13$40,000 to $44,999
  • 7$45,000 to $49,999
  • 25$50,000 to $59,999
  • 18$60,000 to $74,999
  • 19$75,000 to $99,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 9$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 21610

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 21610
  • 1$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4$80,000 to $89,999
  • 6$90,000 to $99,999
  • 11$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7$125,000 to $149,999
  • 27$150,000 to $174,999
  • 7$175,000 to $199,999
  • 18$200,000 to $249,999
  • 15$250,000 to $299,999
  • 25$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2$500,000 to $749,999
  • 4$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 21610

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 21610
  • 2$450 to $499
  • 3$550 to $599
  • 8$600 to $649
  • 5$700 to $749
  • 5$750 to $799
  • 7$800 to $899
  • 8$900 to $999
  • 3$1,250 to $1,499

Median gross rent in 2019: $961.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $188,641
  • Black or African American householders: $155,473

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $196,934
21610:

$196,934
Maryland:

$332,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $154,166 - $301,147

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $293,633
Here:

$293,633
State:

$437,771
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 21610
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 286
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 14
  • 5 to 9: 60
  • 10 to 19: 10

Unemployment: 12.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21610

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21610
  • 80.0%129Drove a car alone
  • 5.6%9Carpooled
  • 5.0%8Walked
  • 8.7%14Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21610

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21610
  • 5Less than 5 minutes
  • 55 to 9 minutes
  • 510 to 14 minutes
  • 1915 to 19 minutes
  • 3320 to 24 minutes
  • 725 to 29 minutes
  • 1630 to 34 minutes
  • 1235 to 39 minutes
  • 240 to 44 minutes
  • 745 to 59 minutes
  • 1860 to 89 minutes
  • 1590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 62.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 437
  • Male householders: 65 (10 living alone), Female householders: 123 (58 living alone)
  • 74 spouses (74 opposite-sex spouses), 7 unmarried partners, (7 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 141 children (138 natural, 0 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 0 foster children, 3 other relatives, 16 non-relatives

Size of family households: 55 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 68 1-person, 16 2-persons

81 married couples with children.
35 single-parent households (6 men, 29 women).

98.1% of residents of 21610 zip code speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

15.4%
Most common first ancestries reported in 21610
  • 20%Irish
  • 11%English
  • 10%German
  • 8%Italian
  • 7%European
  • 5%Dutch
  • 4%American
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 22010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 21610 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BETTERTON WWTP (END OF 3RD AVENUE in BETTERTON, MD)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - NPDES NON-MAJOR
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
  • MD SHA BRIDGE 2301601 (US 13 S OVER POKOMOKE RIVER in POKOMOKE CITY, MD)
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (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))
    Organizations: STATE OF MARYLAND (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: MD SHA BRIDGE 2301602

Zip code 21610 marital status for males
Zip code 21610 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 50.8%Electricity
  • 23.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 2.2%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 485. Population change in the 1990s: +31 (+6.4%).

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

  • This state: 265
  • Northeast: 97
  • Midwest: 15
  • South: 46
  • West: 9

73% of the 21610 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maryland.

87% of the 21610 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Betterton, MD (21610)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

6.7%
Maryland:

13.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

16.8%
Maryland:

14.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

24.8%
Maryland:

18.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 89,084Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 81,349Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 80,272Business and financial operations occupations
  • 63,818Material moving occupations
  • 52,750Production occupations
  • 45,754Education, training, and library occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • HOWELL POINT FARM TRUST WEBB B (24855 HOWELL POINT ROAD in BETTERTON, MD; small business) : $3,100 in 6 contracts from 2002 to 2005
    Contracts for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $1,550; 2003: $1,600; 2004: -$3,150; 2005: $3,100; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $1,600 with Army for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services. Signed on 2003-08-04. Completion date: 2002-03-31.
    $1,550, same as above. Signed on 2005-08-31. Completion date: 2002-03-31.
    $1,550, same as above. Signed on 2005-08-02. Completion date: 2006-03-31.
    $1,550, same as above. Signed on 2002-06-12. Completion date: 2002-03-31.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Medical Laboratories (1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Bed-and-Breakfast Inns (1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Trust, Fiduciary, and Custody Activities (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

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 16 took place in 2004, and the least - 3 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 21610 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (57.1%), and Outside Fires (24.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 21610
    • 8057.1%Structure Fires
    • 3424.3%Outside Fires
    • 1410.0%Other
    • 128.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 21610, Maryland

Most common first names in zip code 21610 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William876.6 years
George776.0 years
Helen784.8 years
Anna679.5 years
James670.7 years
Robert672.5 years
Elizabeth575.7 years
John574.2 years
Mary482.0 years
Florence369.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 21610 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Crew789.3 years
Myers675.1 years
Owens579.4 years
Smith581.8 years
Subers477.0 years
Coleman471.8 years
Clark381.3 years
Luike381.3 years
Campbell378.6 years
Toulson380.4 years
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