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, 2016)


Total Population 24,622
Population in Households 18,543
Population in Familes 5,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,079
Population Density1 2,001
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 9,063
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 2,199
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,344 (21.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,719 (62.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,781 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $174,962
Average Home Value $197,910


Median Household Income $26,804
Average Household Income $43,699
Per Capita Income $18,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 1.07%
Households 1.33% 1.31%
Families 0.66% 0.91%
Median Household Income   -0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Columbia, SC 29201 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29201 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 # 73 82nd
Population Density1 # 18 96th
Diversity Index2 # 195 51st
Median Household Income # 376 5th
Per Capita Income # 265 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.