Columbia, SC 29212 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 29212: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, SC 29212

Not Acceptable, USPS
Harbison, SC 29212

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 778
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,572
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,158
  • County: Lexington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.081, Longitude -81.195
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 29212 has segments in 2 Counties (Lexington, Richland).

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Columbia, SC 29212 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 26,367
Population in Households 26,356
Population in Familes 20,975
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 1,578
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 11,144
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 7,225
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,312 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,832 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,081 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $189,359
Average Home Value $235,780


Median Household Income $61,370
Average Household Income $78,778
Per Capita Income $33,298
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.81%
Households 0.84% 0.92%
Families 0.6% 0.77%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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 29212 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29212 to the other 389 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 61 85th
Population Density1 # 25 94th
Diversity Index2 # 202 48th
Median Household Income # 29 93rd
Per Capita Income # 31 92nd

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