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21659 Zip Code (Galestown, MD) Detailed Profile




Cities: Galestown, MD (0.52%), Eldorado, MD (0.16%), Brookview, MD (0.09%)
County: Dorchester County, MD
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,370
Zip code population in 2010: 1,551
Zip code population in 2000: 1,530

Houses and condos: 654
Renter-occupied apartments: 56
% of renters here:

11%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 21659: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 48.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 21659
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.9% ($1,886)
Maryland:

1.1% ($3,515)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,053 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,058 (0.9%)

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Males: 638  (46.6%)
Females: 732  (53.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 21659:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 21659:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 23.7%

Zip code 21659 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 21659 (2019)
    • 1,30183.9%White
    • 17711.4%Black
    • 442.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 221.4%Two or more races
    • 70.5%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $204,231
21659:

$204,231
Maryland:

$332,500



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in 21659 zip code as of July 04, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 21659 is 226 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

53.0 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 21659, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $45,933 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$45,933
State:

$72,703

Salary/wage: $37,991 (reported on 83.3% of returns)
Here:

$37,991
State:

$62,228
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.4% for AGIs below $25k, 81.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $520 (reported on 35.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$520
Maryland:

$1,413
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $471 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$471
State:

$6,933

Profit/loss from business: +$4,229 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$4,229
State:

+$12,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,575 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
21659:

$8,575
Maryland:

$17,065

Total itemized deductions: $20,743 (26% of AGI, reported on 33.3% of returns)
Here:

$20,743
State:

$27,886

Here:

26.2% of AGI
State:

22.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.5% for AGIs below $25k, 11.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 18.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,318 (reported on 26.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,318
State:

$4,452
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,393 (reported on 35.7% of returns)
21659:

$7,393
State:

$11,690
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,371 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,371
State:

$2,199
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 57.1%
Here:

57%
State:

52%
(% for various income ranges: 53.3% for AGIs below $25k, 53.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 21659, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,869 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,869
State:

$60,339

Salary/wage: $36,227 (reported on 84.8% of returns)
Here:

$36,227
State:

$52,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 105.2% for AGIs below $10k, 82.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,027 (reported on 48.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,027
Maryland:

$1,701
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $710 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

$710
State:

$4,235

Profit/loss from business: +$7,139 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,139
State:

+$12,221

Total itemized deductions: $14,919 (22% of AGI, reported on 33.2% of returns)
Here:

$14,919
State:

$22,960

Here:

22.3% of AGI
State:

23.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,303 (3% of AGI, reported on 26.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,303
State:

$4,031

Here:

3.3% of AGI
State:

3.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,350 (reported on 79.4% of returns)
21659:

$5,350
State:

$10,167
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,517 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,517
State:

$1,700

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 66.8%
Here:

67%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 57.9% for AGIs below $10k, 62.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$63,610
Maryland:

$86,738
Galestown, MD (21659) map Nearest zip codes: 21861, 21643, 21837, 21632, 19931, 19973.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.6%
Maryland:

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

14.4%
Maryland:

47.2%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 79
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 438


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 2 (1 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 309 (104 now married, 206 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 21659 with a mortgage: 308 (8 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 155

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,328
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $426

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

8.9%
Whole state:

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

7.3%
Whole state:

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

6.9
State:

7.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 21659: Hurts Wharf (A), Wheatleys Wharf (B), Camp Nanticoke (C), Nanticoke Boy Scout Reservation (D), Eldorado - Brookview Volunteer Fire Company Station 26 (E), Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services 200 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 21659 include: Wesley Church (A), Galestown United Methodist Church (B), Cokesbury Church (C), Zoar United Methodist Church (D), Brookview Methodist Church (E), Eldorado United Methodist Church (F), Evangelical Church of God (G), Reids Grove United Methodist Church (H), Wheatley Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Reids Grove Cemetery (1), Eldorado Cemetery (2), Cokesbury Cemetery (3), McKendree Cemetery (4), Dukes Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Irving Millpond (A), Galestown Millpond (B), Wrights Millpond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Marshyhope Creek (A), Bachelor Creek (B), Becky Taylor Branch (C), Brohorn Creek (D), Stony Bar Creek (E), Big Indian Creek (F), Dennis Creek (G), Molly Horn Branch (H), Mill Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 392010 to 2013
  • 672000 to 2009
  • 511990 to 1999
  • 921980 to 1989
  • 961970 to 1979
  • 681960 to 1969
  • 271950 to 1959
  • 511940 to 1949
  • 1481939 or earlier

Zip code 21659 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Galestown, MD (21659)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Galestown, MD (21659)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 872 bedrooms
  • 2643 bedrooms
  • 834 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galestown, MD (21659)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galestown, MD (21659)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 72 bedrooms
  • 483 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Galestown, MD (21659) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Galestown, MD (21659) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 20no vehicle
  • 351 vehicle
  • 2112 vehicles
  • 1143 vehicles
  • 564 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Galestown, MD (21659) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Galestown, MD (21659) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 211 vehicle
  • 332 vehicles
  • 23 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 21659 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 21659 household income distribution in 2019
  • 13Less than $10,000
  • 27$10,000 to $14,999
  • 24$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 48$35,000 to $39,999
  • 18$40,000 to $44,999
  • 51$45,000 to $49,999
  • 44$50,000 to $59,999
  • 29$60,000 to $74,999
  • 47$75,000 to $99,999
  • 83$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26$125,000 to $149,999
  • 45$150,000 to $199,999
  • 46$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 21659

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 21659
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 14$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2$40,000 to $49,999
  • 19$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3$70,000 to $79,999
  • 49$100,000 to $124,999
  • 28$125,000 to $149,999
  • 31$150,000 to $174,999
  • 93$175,000 to $199,999
  • 37$200,000 to $249,999
  • 57$250,000 to $299,999
  • 90$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 21659

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 21659
  • 11$450 to $499
  • 8$500 to $549
  • 2$650 to $699
  • 20$750 to $799
  • 7$800 to $899
  • 2$1,000 to $1,249

Median gross rent in 2019: $878.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $237,478
  • Black or African American householders: $267,163

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $204,231
21659:

$204,231
Maryland:

$332,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $134,657 - $287,056

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $343,951
Here:

$343,951
State:

$437,771

Mobile homes: $101,700
Here:

$101,700
State:

$89,075
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 21659
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 503
  • One, attached: 15
  • Mobile homes: 106
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Unemployment: 3.1%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21659

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21659
  • 96.1%713Drove a car alone
  • 3.1%23Carpooled
  • 0.1%1Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21659

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21659
  • 14Less than 5 minutes
  • 95 to 9 minutes
  • 1310 to 14 minutes
  • 4815 to 19 minutes
  • 5620 to 24 minutes
  • 7925 to 29 minutes
  • 16930 to 34 minutes
  • 2935 to 39 minutes
  • 8740 to 44 minutes
  • 17345 to 59 minutes
  • 3860 to 89 minutes
  • 1690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 48.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,370
  • Male householders: 227 (94 living alone), Female householders: 294 (32 living alone)
  • 274 spouses (274 opposite-sex spouses), 51 unmarried partners, (51 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 265 children (250 natural, 0 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 71 grandchildren, 50 brothers or sisters, 30 parents, 0 foster children, 46 other relatives, 71 non-relatives

Size of family households: 151 2-persons, 89 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 56 5-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 124 1-person, 61 2-persons

125 married couples with children.
33 single-parent households (33 women).

98.8% of residents of 21659 zip code speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 13 (1.0%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.0%
Whole state:

15.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 77%Belize
  • 15%France
Most common first ancestries reported in 21659
  • 36%American
  • 5%English
  • 5%Irish
  • 4%European
  • 4%German
  • 0%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 12Before 1990

Zip code 21659 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • MCWILLIAMS CANNERY (14 MAIN STREET in RHODESDALE, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: CANNED FRUITS, VEGETABLES, PRESERVES, JAMS, AND JELLIES

Zip code 21659 marital status for males
Zip code 21659 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 39.8%Electricity
  • 21.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.1%Wood
  • 11.8%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 2,276.

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

  • This state: 942
  • Northeast: 48
  • Midwest: 12
  • South: 342
  • West: 9

66% of the 21659 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maryland.

89% of the 21659 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, 12% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Galestown, MD (21659)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 38
Here:

26.1%
Maryland:

13.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

4.0%
Maryland:

14.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 74,632Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 62,694Management occupations
  • 55,340Sales and related occupations
  • 45,919Education, training, and library occupations
  • 39,374Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 34,527Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Wholesale Trade: Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: Other Building Equipment Contractors (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Manufacturing (5-9: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: All Other Support Services (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (1-4: 3)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (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 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

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

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 39 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 21659 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.0%), and Outside Fires (37.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 21659
    • 12150.0%Structure Fires
    • 9137.6%Outside Fires
    • 177.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 135.4%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 21659, Maryland

Most common first names in zip code 21659 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1279.2 years
Mary1175.8 years
Robert1071.2 years
Charles775.0 years
Albert569.4 years
Donald555.6 years
Helen471.5 years
Eva483.0 years
Willie473.8 years
William471.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 21659 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wheatley1176.7 years
Jackson1078.2 years
Brinsfield878.4 years
Jones867.4 years
Payne877.0 years
Marine777.3 years
Wainwright677.0 years
Collins677.5 years
Neal665.2 years
Milligan564.6 years
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