Columbia, SC 29206 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 29206: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, SC 29206

Not Acceptable, USPS
Arcadia Lakes, SC 29206
Forest Acres, SC 29206
Forest Lake, SC 29206
Ravenwood, SC 29206
Sandwood, SC 29206

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 560
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,445
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,375
  • County: Richland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.03, Longitude -80.952
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Columbia, SC 29206 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,185
Daytime Population: Workers 11,728
Daytime Population: Residents 9,763
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,491
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 18,570
Population in Familes 14,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,615
Population Density2 2,050
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $65,205
Average Household Income $97,283
Per Capita Income $37,181


Total Housing Units 9,526 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,365 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,805 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,356 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $245,139
Average Home Value $327,917


Total Households 8,170
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,941
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 0.8% 0.87%
Households 1.07% 1.05%
Families 0.78% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Columbia, SC 29206 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29206 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 # 80 80th
Population Density # 17 96th
Diversity Index # 156 61st
Median Household Income # 32 92nd
Per Capita Income # 26 94th

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