Columbia, SC 29203 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 29203: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, SC 29203

Not Acceptable, USPS
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Fairfield Terrace, SC 29203
Farrow Terrace, SC 29203
Greenview, SC 29203
Haskell Heights, SC 29203
Hollywood Hills, SC 29203
Killian, SC 29203
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Ridgewood, SC 29203
Stark Terrace, SC 29203

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,069
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,701
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,282
  • County: Richland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.098, Longitude -81.036
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Columbia, SC 29203 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,741
Population in Households 39,929
Population in Familes 31,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,812
Population Density1 657
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 15,642
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 9,883
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,948 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,694 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,259 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $95,918
Average Home Value $125,456


Median Household Income $30,414
Average Household Income $43,275
Per Capita Income $16,795
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.81%
Households 0.6% 0.79%
Families 0.26% 0.57%
Median Household Income   -0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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 29203 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29203 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 # 17 96th
Population Density1 # 74 81st
Diversity Index2 # 297 25th
Median Household Income # 344 13th
Per Capita Income # 335 15th

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