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: 7,358
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,365
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 23,239
Population in Households 18,774
Population in Familes 14,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,465
Population Density1 2,063
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 8,141
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 4,944
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,239 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,902 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,453 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $243,904
Average Home Value $333,103


Median Household Income $61,229
Average Household Income $92,808
Per Capita Income $35,313
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 1.08%
Households 1.17% 1.15%
Families 0.89% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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 29206 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29206 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 # 78 80th
Population Density1 # 17 96th
Diversity Index2 # 157 60th
Median Household Income # 29 93rd
Per Capita Income # 25 94th

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