ZIP Code 21221 - Essex Maryland

ZIP Code 21221 is located in Essex Maryland. Portions of 21221 are also in Middle River and Rosedale. 21221 is entirely within Baltimore County. Regionally, it is located in Metro Baltimore.

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ZIP Code 21221 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameEssex
Primary CountyBaltimore County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)43,822
Area Code(s)410 / 443 / 667
Current Time

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21221 Demographics

21221 can be classified socioeconomically as Lower Middle Class class compared to other ZIP Codes in Maryland based on Median Household Income and Average Adjusted Gross Income. The majority race/ethnicity residing in 21221 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 21221 is African American. The current unemployment level in 21221 is 3.7%.

Population Growth Rate0.00%
Population Density2,189 People per Square Mile
Total Households16,221
Percentage High Income Households1.6%
Median Household Income (2021)$60,477
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$52,560
Current Unemployment Rate (April 2024)3.7%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 62.15%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyAfrican American - 41.01%

21221 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American450.1%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

21221 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American540.66%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander90.11%

21221 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College2,53310.49%
Bachelor Degree2,59210.74%
High School Diploma10,04541.6%
No High School Diploma6732.79%
GED or Alternate1,5926.59%
1 or More Years of College3,90816.19%
Associates Degree1,7547.26%
Masters Degree8703.6%
Professional Degree1300.54%
Doctorate Degree470.19%

21221 Geography

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Cities/Towns in 21221
RegionMetro Baltimore
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaBaltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area20 Square Miles

21221 Politics

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21221 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Average First Frost DateOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DateApril 1 - 10
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion63b - Chesapeake-Pamlico Lowlands and Tidal Marshes

21221 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)25273544546368665947383046
Avg Max Temp (°F)42465566768489878068574766
Avg Precip (In.)3.643.14.23.414.573.794.

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