West Columbia, SC 29169 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 29169: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Columbia, SC 29169

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cayce, SC 29169
Dixiana, SC 29169
Kathwood, SC 29169
Pineridge, SC 29169
Saluda Gardens, SC 29169
Saluda Terrace, SC 29169
South Congaree, SC 29169
Springdale, SC 29169
Westover Acres, SC 29169

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,355
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,717
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,236
  • County: Lexington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.989, Longitude -81.1
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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West Columbia, SC 29169 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,410
Daytime Population: Workers 23,582
Daytime Population: Residents 12,665
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,247
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 23,866
Population in Familes 15,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 544
Population Density2 2,136
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $43,304
Average Household Income $58,683
Per Capita Income $25,949


Total Housing Units 12,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,257 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,299 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,512 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $138,653
Average Home Value $162,978


Total Households 10,556
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 5,310
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.99%
Households 0.76% 0.94%
Families 0.43% 0.72%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

West Columbia, SC 29169 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29169 to the other 395 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 76 81st
Population Density # 15 96th
Diversity Index # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 160 60th
Per Capita Income # 99 75th

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