Columbia, SC 29205 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29205: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, SC 29205

Not Acceptable, USPS
Five Points, SC 29205

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 815
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,901
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,382
  • County: Richland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.993, Longitude -80.994
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Columbia, SC 29205 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,920
Daytime Population: Workers 10,805
Daytime Population: Residents 11,548
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,353
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 24,908
Population in Familes 14,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,012
Population Density2 3,966
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $49,401
Average Household Income $78,780
Per Capita Income $37,686


Total Housing Units 13,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,982 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,234 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,607 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $237,085
Average Home Value $294,847


Total Households 12,216
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 4,968
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 1.0% 1.03%
Households 1.03% 1.07%
Families 0.55% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Columbia, SC 29205 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29205 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 # 71 82nd
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 206 48th
Median Household Income # 111 72nd
Per Capita Income # 24 94th

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