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: 800
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,650
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,210
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 31,543
Daytime Population: Workers 16,269
Daytime Population: Residents 14,575
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,844
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 31,323
Population in Familes 25,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 220
Population Density2 1,352
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $67,477
Average Household Income $87,114
Per Capita Income $36,091


Total Housing Units 14,188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,062 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,993 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,133 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $165,995
Average Home Value $210,442


Total Households 13,055
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 8,497
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 0.76% 0.88%
Households 0.74% 0.86%
Families 0.49% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Columbia, SC 29212 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29212 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 # 48 88th
Population Density # 34 92nd
Diversity Index # 188 53rd
Median Household Income # 23 94th
Per Capita Income # 32 92nd

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