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: 1,372
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,659
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,210
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 24,855
Population in Households 24,304
Population in Familes 16,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 551
Population Density1 2,085
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 10,761
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 5,466
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,308 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,453 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,647 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $134,574
Average Home Value $161,238


Median Household Income $41,189
Average Household Income $56,444
Per Capita Income $25,006
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 1.17%
Households 0.89% 1.06%
Families 0.58% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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

The table below compares 29169 to the other 393 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 71 82nd
Population Density1 # 16 96th
Diversity Index2 # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 160 60th
Per Capita Income # 93 77th

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