West Columbia, SC 29172 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29172: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Columbia, SC 29172

Acceptable Alternative
Cayce, SC 29172

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 221
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,391
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 377
  • County: Lexington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.899, Longitude -81.092
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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West Columbia, SC 29172 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,203
Daytime Population: Workers 7,169
Daytime Population: Residents 5,232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,401
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 10,203
Population in Familes 8,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 410
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $43,756
Average Household Income $54,842
Per Capita Income $20,479


Total Housing Units 4,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,703 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,107 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 406 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $106,553
Average Home Value $125,120


Total Households 3,810
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 2,687
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 1.36% 1.53%
Households 1.16% 1.39%
Families 0.96% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

West Columbia, SC 29172 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29172 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 # 165 58th
Population Density # 102 74th
Diversity Index # 25 94th
Median Household Income # 155 61st
Per Capita Income # 229 42nd

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