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
Bluff Estates, SC 29209
Capitol View, SC 29209
Cedar Terrace, SC 29209
Eastmont, SC 29209
Galaxy, SC 29209
Hazelwood Acres, SC 29209
Leesburg, SC 29209
Mountain Brook, SC 29209
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, 2016)


Total Population 35,580
Population in Households 34,202
Population in Familes 26,842
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,378
Population Density1 1,000
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 13,989
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 8,740
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,389 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,600 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,593 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $145,448
Average Home Value $209,206


Median Household Income $47,751
Average Household Income $69,700
Per Capita Income $28,233
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.82%
Households 0.46% 0.76%
Families 0.14% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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 29209 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29209 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 # 33 92nd
Population Density1 # 51 87th
Diversity Index2 # 42 90th
Median Household Income # 96 76th
Per Capita Income # 63 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.