Columbia, SC 29203 ZIP Code Profile


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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, SC 29203

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bendale, SC 29203
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Crane Forest, SC 29203
Denny Terrace, SC 29203
Eau Claire, SC 29203
Fairfield Terrace, SC 29203
Farrow Terrace, SC 29203
Greenview, SC 29203
Haskell Heights, SC 29203
Hollywood Hills, SC 29203
Killian, SC 29203
Lincolnshire, SC 29203
Ridgewood, SC 29203
Stark Terrace, SC 29203

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,055
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,568
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,133
  • County: Richland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.098, Longitude -81.036
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Columbia, SC 29203 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29203 to the other 386 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 15 96th
Population Density1 # 69 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 289 25th
Median Household Income # 339 12th
Per Capita Income # 330 15th

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Columbia, SC 29203 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 41,235
Population in Households 39,298
Population in Familes 30,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,937
Population Density1 640
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 15,586
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 9,886
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,809 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,904 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,682 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,223 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $106,684
Average Home Value $130,918


Median Household Income $28,864
Average Household Income $41,343
Per Capita Income $16,057
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.64% 0.85%
Households 0.86% 1.0%
Families 0.46% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.

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