21842 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Ocean City, MD (51.92%), West Ocean City, MD (38.11%)
County: Worcester County, MD
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 11,442
Zip code population in 2010: 11,089
Zip code population in 2000: 10,147

Houses and condos: 32,777
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,035
% of renters here:

21%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 21842: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 8.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,287 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.9% ($2,677)
Maryland:

1.1% ($3,075)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,755 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,538 (0.8%)

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Males: 5,763  (50.4%)
Females: 5,679  (49.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 21842:

For population 15 years and over in 21842:

Zip code 21842 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Races in zip code 21842

  • Zip code 21842 races chart
    • 9,987White population
    • 244Black population
    • 21American Indian population
    • 132Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 28Some other race population
    • 132Two or more races population
    • 545Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 11,218
Rural population: 223

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $298,600
21842:

$298,600
Maryland:

$280,200



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in 21842 zip code as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 21842 to the number of sex offenders is 579 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

51.7 years
Maryland median age:

38.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Maryland:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 21842, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $59,778 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$59,778
State:

$72,703

Salary/wage: $38,285 (reported on 77.0% of returns)
Here:

$38,285
State:

$62,228
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.5% for AGIs below $25k, 67.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 49.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 49.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 33.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $4,585 (reported on 42.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$4,585
Maryland:

$1,413
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $7,024 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$7,024
State:

$6,933
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$17,920 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
Here:

+$17,920
State:

+$14,830
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$15,956 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

+$15,956
State:

+$12,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.0% for AGIs below $25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,769 (reported on 14.7% of returns)
21842:

$15,769
Maryland:

$17,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $17,825 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
21842:

$17,825
Maryland:

$24,439

Total itemized deductions: $29,283 (24% of AGI, reported on 35.2% of returns)
Here:

$29,283
State:

$27,886

Here:

23.7% of AGI
State:

22.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.5% for AGIs below $25k, 14.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 17.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,510 (reported on 29.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,510
State:

$4,452
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $11,474 (reported on 35.0% of returns)
21842:

$11,474
State:

$11,690
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,610 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,610
State:

$2,199
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 21842, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $62,320 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$62,320
State:

$60,339

Salary/wage: $33,434 (reported on 76.9% of returns)
Here:

$33,434
State:

$52,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 142.3% for AGIs below $10k, 70.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 51.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 28.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,543 (reported on 51.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,543
Maryland:

$1,701
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,518 (reported on 31.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,518
State:

$4,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$54,485 (reported on 25.2% of returns)
Here:

+$54,485
State:

+$15,888
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 35.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$18,336 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

+$18,336
State:

+$12,221
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 6.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,636 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
21842:

$3,636
Maryland:

$2,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $16,859 (reported on 1.1% of returns)
Here:

$16,859
Maryland:

$17,155

Total itemized deductions: $20,084 (18% of AGI, reported on 43.8% of returns)
Here:

$20,084
State:

$22,960

Here:

17.9% of AGI
State:

23.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 63.3% for AGIs below $10k, 14.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 16.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 18.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,396 (2% of AGI, reported on 32.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,396
State:

$4,031

Here:

2.4% of AGI
State:

3.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $12,675 (reported on 77.2% of returns)
21842:

$12,675
State:

$10,167
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,353 (reported on 8.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,353
State:

$1,700

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.0%
Here:

65%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 66.2% for AGIs below $10k, 58.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$60,534
Maryland:

$72,483
Ocean City, MD (21842) map Nearest zip codes: 21813, 21811, 21862, 19975, 19944, 21872.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

33.2%
Maryland:

51.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.3%
Maryland:

5.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 274
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,661


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 125 (83 now married, 42 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,846 (766 now married, 1,080 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 21842 with a mortgage: 2,255 (180 second mortgage, 310 home equity loan, 56 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,645

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,864
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S650

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

11.0%
Whole state:

10.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

7.8%
Whole state:

5.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
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 21842: White Marlin Marina (A), Sunset Marina (B), Sunset Business Park (C), Route 611 Business Center (D), Ocean City Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Fishermans Marina (F), Bahia Marina (G), Advanced Marina (H), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Headquarters (I), Town of Ocean City Public Safety Building (J), Ocean City District Courthouse (K), Ocean City Branch Library (L), Ocean City City Hall (M), Ocean City Police Department Boardwalk Substation (N), Ocean City Police Department (O), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 4 (P), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 5 (Q), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 3 (R), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 (S), Ocean City Fire Marshal's Office (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Gold Coast Mall Shopping Center (1), Ocean City Square Shopping Center (2), Midway Shopping Center (3), Montego Bay Shopping Center (4), Ocean Plaza Mall Shopping Center (5), Village Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 21842 include: Saint Andrews Catholic Church (A), Saint George Greek Orthodox Church (B), Saint Lukes Catholic Church (C), Atlantic United Methodist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Holy Savior Catholic Church (F), Ocean City Baptist Church (G), Saint Marys Star of the Sea Catholic Church (H), Saint Pauls-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Jenkins Creek (A), Turville Creek (B), Herring Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 21842 include: Sixtyfirst Street Park (1), Northside Park (2), Jolly Roger Amusement Park (3), Gorman Avenue Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Beach: Maryland Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Tourist attractions (not listed on the city page) : Ocean City Chamber of Commerce (12741 Ocean Gateway) (1), Event Planning (14 36th Street) (2), Captain Howard Cleaver (Tours & Charters; 307 Dorchester St) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Year house built

  • 252010 or later
  • 3,9442000 to 2009
  • 2,8171990 to 1999
  • 10,8641980 to 1989
  • 10,8391970 to 1979
  • 2,0891960 to 1969
  • 7671950 to 1959
  • 6521940 to 1949
  • 7801939 or earlier

Zip code 21842 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ocean City, MD (21842)

  • 37no bedroom
  • 1971 bedroom
  • 1,0602 bedrooms
  • 1,6683 bedrooms
  • 6354 bedrooms
  • 3035+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ocean City, MD (21842)

  • 33no bedroom
  • 1981 bedroom
  • 3712 bedrooms
  • 3093 bedrooms
  • 984 bedrooms
  • 265+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Ocean City, MD (21842) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 107no vehicle
  • 1,5991 vehicle
  • 1,4322 vehicles
  • 5093 vehicles
  • 994 vehicles
  • 1545+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Ocean City, MD (21842) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 76no vehicle
  • 5231 vehicle
  • 3722 vehicles
  • 573 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,065.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $382,087.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $298,600
21842:

$298,600
Maryland:

$280,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $222,900 - $414,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $280,097
Here:

$280,097
State:

$386,375

Townhouses or other attached units: $295,043
Here:

$295,043
State:

$224,239

In 2-unit structures: $290,173
Here:

$290,173
State:

$219,378

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,709
Here:

$159,709
State:

$176,954

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $245,753
Here:

$245,753
State:

$211,194

Mobile homes: $103,785
Here:

$103,785
State:

$63,596

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 7.1%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 75.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,356

Size of family households: 1,778 2-persons, 463 3-persons, 314 4-persons, 151 5-persons, 139 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,761 1-person, 261 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons

1,275 married couples with children.
403 single-parent households (297 men, 106 women).

89.3% of residents of 21842 zip code speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% very well, 7% well, 31% not well).
5.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% very well, 19% well, 1% not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% very well, 40% well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (90% very well, 10% well).

Foreign born population: 1,038 (9.1%)
(37.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

9.1%
Whole state:

14.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 23%Mexico
  • 16%Kazakhstan
  • 10%Ecuador
  • 10%Italy
  • 8%Ukraine
  • 4%Guyana
  • 4%Dominican Republic

Most common first ancestries reported in 21842 (%)

  • 15%Irish
  • 14%Italian
  • 13%German
  • 13%Other groups
  • 13%English
  • 6%American
  • 4%Polish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 72010 or later
  • 5772000 to 2009
  • 591990 to 1999
  • 436Before 1990

Zip code 21842 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 21842:

All 48 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 21842

Zip code 21842 marital status for males
Zip code 21842 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 71%Electricity
  • 16%Utility gas
  • 7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 6,914. Population change in the 1990s: +3,233 (+46.8%).

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


49% of the 21842 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maryland.

88% of the 21842 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 299
Here:

32.9%
Maryland:

13.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

8.8%
Maryland:

15.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 31
Here:

8.5%
Maryland:

17.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 93,083Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 88,958Legal occupations
  • 76,389Community and social service occupations
  • 71,035Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 68,931Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 64,448Management occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (OCEAN CITY, MD):

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 6 people in military barracks, etc.

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: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

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: 1
Most common first names in zip code 21842 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12072.5 years
John11072.2 years
Mary8276.4 years
James7071.1 years
Charles6872.9 years
Robert6170.9 years
Joseph5474.7 years
George4775.3 years
Margaret4080.6 years
Elizabeth3877.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 21842 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2274.0 years
Jones2278.3 years
Davis2177.6 years
Bunting1775.2 years
Cropper1578.7 years
Taylor1577.6 years
Savage1380.7 years
Hudson1371.1 years
Hastings1378.1 years
Brown1278.1 years
Businesses in zip code 21842
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6IZOD1
AT&T2JoS. A. Bank1
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
Applebee's1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins4MasterBrand Cabinets3
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike7
Best Western1Outback1
Blockbuster1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King2Pac Sun1
CVS3Panera Bread1
Cinnabon 1Papa John's Pizza1
Clarion1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn2Quality3
Comfort Suites1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen4Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sleep Inn1
DressBarn1Staples1
Dressbarn1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts3Subway4
Econo Lodge1Superfresh2
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile2
FedEx7Taco Bell1
GNC2True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul2
Gap1UPS6
Hilton1Vans1
Holiday Inn3Wendy's1
Howard Johnson2World Gym1

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