Columbia, SC 29201 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29201: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, SC 29201

Not Acceptable, USPS
Market Center, SC 29201
Olympia, SC 29201
State Hospital, SC 29201

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,480
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,691
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 6,035
  • County: Richland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.998, Longitude -81.033
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Columbia, SC 29201 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,089
Daytime Population: Workers 68,818
Daytime Population: Residents 13,285
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 82,103
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.27
Population in Households 18,996
Population in Familes 6,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,093
Population Density2 2,049
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $28,333
Average Household Income $45,666
Per Capita Income $19,719


Total Housing Units 11,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,517 (22.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,828 (61.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,791 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $175,920
Average Home Value $202,215


Total Households 9,345
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 2,256
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 1.1% 1.15%
Households 1.57% 1.46%
Families 0.93% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Columbia, SC 29201 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29201 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 # 75 81st
Population Density # 18 96th
Diversity Index # 196 50th
Median Household Income # 373 6th
Per Capita Income # 254 36th

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