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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  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 42,932
Daytime Population: Workers 34,317
Daytime Population: Residents 25,043
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,360
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 41,053
Population in Familes 32,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,879
Population Density2 658
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $32,291
Average Household Income $45,662
Per Capita Income $17,835


Total Housing Units 18,357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,558 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,662 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,137 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $101,061
Average Home Value $131,018


Total Households 16,220
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 10,239
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 0.94% 0.87%
Households 1.03% 0.96%
Families 0.73% 0.75%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Columbia, SC 29203 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29203 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 # 19 95th
Population Density # 74 82nd
Diversity Index # 289 27th
Median Household Income # 326 18th
Per Capita Income # 327 18th

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