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: 788
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,558
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,179
  • 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, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 34,201
Population in Households 29,398
Population in Familes 23,469
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,803
Population Density1 1,566
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,402
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 8,054
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,333 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,069 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,113 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $189,068
Average Home Value $234,342
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,623
Average Household Income $77,534
Per Capita Income $29,679
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.68% 0.85%
Households 1.02% 1.07%
Families 0.75% 0.91%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

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Columbia, SC 29212 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29212 to the other 386 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 24 94th
Diversity Index2 # 122 69th
Median Household Income # 26 94th
Per Capita Income # 43 89th

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