Columbia, SC 29209 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 29209: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, SC 29209

Not Acceptable, USPS
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Twin Lake Hill, SC 29209

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 775
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,954
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,862
  • County: Richland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.967, Longitude -80.934
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Columbia, SC 29209 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 35,654
Daytime Population: Workers 17,021
Daytime Population: Residents 18,064
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,085
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 34,225
Population in Familes 26,837
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,429
Population Density2 676
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $51,252
Average Household Income $73,951
Per Capita Income $30,191


Total Housing Units 15,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,675 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,468 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,426 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $147,133
Average Home Value $210,196


Total Households 14,143
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 8,832
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 0.69% 0.84%
Households 0.76% 0.9%
Families 0.46% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Columbia, SC 29209 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29209 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 # 34 92nd
Population Density # 73 82nd
Diversity Index # 47 88th
Median Household Income # 95 76th
Per Capita Income # 59 85th

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