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21861 Zip Code (Sharptown, MD) Detailed Profile




City: Sharptown, MD (14.94%)
County: Wicomico County, MD
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 879
Zip code population in 2010: 757
Zip code population in 2000: 649

Houses and condos: 353
Renter-occupied apartments: 67
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 21861: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 2.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 335 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 21861
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.9% ($1,413)
Maryland:

1.1% ($3,336)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,556 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,263 (1.1%)

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Males: 395  (45.0%)
Females: 483  (55.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 21861:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 21861:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

Zip code 21861 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting 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 below state average.
  • Races in zip code 21861 (2017)
    • 686105.7%White
    • 426.5%Black
    • 142.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 121.8%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $158,899
21861:

$158,899
Maryland:

$312,500
Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.2 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Maryland:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 21861, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $35,995 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,995
State:

$60,339

Salary/wage: $33,344 (reported on 83.6% of returns)
Here:

$33,344
State:

$52,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 84.3% for AGIs below $10k, 74.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 115.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,349 (reported on 44.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,349
Maryland:

$1,701
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 6.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,218 (reported on 19.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,218
State:

$4,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,067 (reported on 11.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,067
State:

+$15,888

Profit/loss from business: +$2,519 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

+$2,519
State:

+$12,221

IRA payment deduction: $1,833 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
21861:

$1,833
Maryland:

$2,968

Total itemized deductions: $14,250 (23% of AGI, reported on 27.3% of returns)
Here:

$14,250
State:

$22,960

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

23.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,694 (3% of AGI, reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,694
State:

$4,031

Here:

2.6% of AGI
State:

3.9% of AGI

Total tax: $3,961 (reported on 76.8% of returns)
21861:

$3,961
State:

$10,167
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,899 (reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,899
State:

$1,700

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 58.3%
Here:

58%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 50.7% for AGIs below $10k, 52.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$64,102
Maryland:

$80,776
Sharptown, MD (21861) map Nearest zip codes: 21659, 21837, 19931, 21830, 19973, 19940.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

39.8%
Maryland:

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

14.4%
Maryland:

5.3%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 34
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 276


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 216 (78 now married, 137 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 21861 with a mortgage: 155 (2 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 87

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,224
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $535

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

9.6%
Whole state:

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

7.7%
Whole state:

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

6.9
State:

7.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 192000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 521980 to 1989
  • 301970 to 1979
  • 201960 to 1969
  • 231950 to 1959
  • 291940 to 1949
  • 1741939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sharptown, MD (21861)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sharptown, MD (21861)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 422 bedrooms
  • 1793 bedrooms
  • 624 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sharptown, MD (21861)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sharptown, MD (21861)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 51 bedroom
  • 172 bedrooms
  • 393 bedrooms
  • 24 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sharptown, MD (21861) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sharptown, MD (21861) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 12no vehicle
  • 431 vehicle
  • 972 vehicles
  • 703 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sharptown, MD (21861) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sharptown, MD (21861) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 541 vehicle
  • 92 vehicles
  • 43 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 21861 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 21861 household income distribution in 2017
  • 4Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 4$25,000 to $29,999
  • 35$30,000 to $34,999
  • 23$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12$40,000 to $44,999
  • 22$45,000 to $49,999
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 55$60,000 to $74,999
  • 40$75,000 to $99,999
  • 26$100,000 to $124,999
  • 21$125,000 to $149,999
  • 11$150,000 to $199,999
  • 13$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 21861

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 21861
  • 1Less than $10,000
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$35,000 to $39,999
  • 10$60,000 to $69,999
  • 16$80,000 to $89,999
  • 7$90,000 to $99,999
  • 29$100,000 to $124,999
  • 36$125,000 to $149,999
  • 40$150,000 to $174,999
  • 17$175,000 to $199,999
  • 34$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2$400,000 to $499,999
  • 7$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 21861

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 21861
  • 1$200 to $249
  • 1$400 to $449
  • 7$450 to $499
  • 14$500 to $549
  • 6$600 to $649
  • 22$650 to $699
  • 1$750 to $799
  • 7$900 to $999

Median gross rent in 2017: $876.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $159,117
  • Two or more races householders: $152,997

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,899
21861:

$158,899
Maryland:

$312,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $110,250 - $199,044
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 21861
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 318
  • Two: 9
  • 3 or 4: 18
  • Mobile homes: 5

Unemployment: 5.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21861

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21861
  • 88.2%432Drove a car alone
  • 4.5%22Carpooled
  • 3.9%19Walked
  • 3.5%17Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21861

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21861
  • 14Less than 5 minutes
  • 375 to 9 minutes
  • 3915 to 19 minutes
  • 6720 to 24 minutes
  • 12825 to 29 minutes
  • 8630 to 34 minutes
  • 535 to 39 minutes
  • 2640 to 44 minutes
  • 3545 to 59 minutes
  • 860 to 89 minutes
  • 2290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 76.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 880
  • In family households: 697 (71 male householders, 136 female householders)
    140 spouses, 253 children (235 natural, 8 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 35 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 2 other relatives, 32 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 182 (37 male householders (4 living alone)), 67 female householders (58 living alone)), 79 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 106 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 63 1-person, 19 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 5 4-persons

100 married couples with children.
61 single-parent households (10 men, 51 women).

94.6% of residents of 21861 zip code speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
3.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% not well, 21% not at all).

Foreign born population: 38 (4.3%)
(47.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.3%
Whole state:

15.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 71%Japan
Most common first ancestries reported in 21861
  • 18%American
  • 18%English
  • 12%German
  • 12%Irish
  • 5%Italian
  • 3%Dutch
  • 2%French Canadian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 82010 or later
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 271990 to 1999
  • 4Before 1990

Zip code 21861 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • J V WELLS INCORPORATED (11686 SAN DOMINGO ROAD in SHARPTOWN, MD)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - NPDES NON-MAJOR
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MAJOR
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    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: SAWMILLS AND PLANING MILLS, GENERAL
    Business NAICS classification: SAWMILLS.
    Alternative names: J V WELLS LUMBER CO, WELLS, J.V., INC - SHARPTOWN
  • SHARPTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (NANTICOKE STREET in SHARPTOWN, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
  • SHARPTOWN WWTP (LITTLE WATER STREET in SHARPTOWN, 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
    Alternative names: SHARPTOWN, TOWN OF STP, SHARPTOWN, TOWN OF WWTP
  • WISE OIL AND FUEL INCORPORATED (806 SOUTH MAIN STREET in SHARPTOWN, MD)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - OIL CONTROL
    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: PETROLEUM BULK STATIONS AND TERMINALS
    Organizations: WISE WILLIAM L III (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: WISE OIL & FUEL, INC. - SHARPTOWN
  • CHESAPEAKE & POTOMAC TELE CO (PERRY & VINE STREETS in SHARPTOWN, MD)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , CHESAPEAKE & POTOMAC TELEPHONE COMPANY (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • WISE - MART II (806 SOUTH MAIN STREET in SHARPTOWN, MD)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS

Zip code 21861 marital status for males
Zip code 21861 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 32.9%Electricity
  • 31.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.5%Wood
  • 2.0%Other fuel

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

  • This state: 510
  • Northeast: 165
  • Midwest: 17
  • South: 130
  • West: 10

61% of the 21861 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maryland.

91% of the 21861 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Sharptown, MD (21861)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

14.9%
Maryland:

12.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

3.1%
Maryland:

12.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 68,973Health technologists and technicians
  • 57,109Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 50,467Community and social service occupations
  • 42,398Business and financial operations occupations
  • 39,298Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 37,777Sales and related occupations

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

  • Construction: Other Building Finishing Contractors (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Tile and Terrazzo Contractors (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (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
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$162,940
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$121,710
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 21861
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 21861 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 21861 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1671.5 years
William1270.3 years
Mary878.3 years
John875.0 years
Robert773.1 years
Dorothy780.2 years
Thomas769.8 years
Harry688.5 years
Ralph579.2 years
George573.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 21861 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bennett2277.7 years
Phillips1281.1 years
Lowe978.7 years
Fletcher883.7 years
Willin875.6 years
Brown776.0 years
Stanley774.4 years
Lankford775.1 years
Marine679.7 years
Rayfield585.4 years
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