Zip Code 21046 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameColumbia
Zip Code StateMaryland
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Howard
Area Code410 / 443 / 667
Current Population:15080
Racial Majority:White 58.73%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 37.6%
Unemployment Rate:4.6%
Median Household Income$93697
Average Adjusted Gross Income$92490
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time29.9 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range299 - 354 ft.
Area8 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.17325600, -76.84232000

Zip Code 21046 Description

Zip Code 21046 is located in the state of Maryland in the Baltimore metro area. Zip code 21046 is primarily located in Howard County. The official US Postal Service name for 21046 is COLUMBIA, Maryland. Portions of zip code 21046 are contained within or border the city limits of Columbia, MD, Savage-Guilford, MD, and North Laurel, MD. Zip code 21046 is within area code 443, area code 410 and area code 301. 21046 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Maryland.

The current unemployment level in 21046 is 4.6% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.4% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 6.1% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 21046 increased to 15080 from 15074 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 21046 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 21046 public schools is Black. 28.4% of students in 21046 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 9483 58.73% 9113 +4%
 Black Or African American 4177 25.87% 3222 +30%
 Hispanic 893 5.53% 833 +7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.02% 29 -86%
 Asian 1079 6.68% 1291 -16%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 6 -100%
 Other Race 57 0.58% 57 +63%
 Two Or More Races 529 2.59% 529 -21%

Zip Code 21046 Race/Ethnicity

 White 34.1%
 Black Or African American 37.6%
 Hispanic 10.2%
 Asian 9.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 8.8%

Zip Code 21046 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1508015074
Male Population48.60%
Female Population51.40%
Total Households6034
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$93697
Income Under $50K Per Year14.40%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year39.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year46.10%
21046 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Maryland District 3John SarbanesDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$335867
Average Real Estate Sale Price$326484
Current Unemployment Level 4.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago2.6%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 64c - Piedmont Uplands
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 21046 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)24263342526166645745362845
Avg Max Temp (°F)42465566758388867968574666
Avg Precip (In.)3.442.964.043.364.563.744.013.764.193.53.613.4444.62
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Baltimore-Towson, MD
CBSA Type21046
CBSA Population2699667
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours