Columbia, SC 29229 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29229: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, SC 29229

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,013
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,413
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,526
  • County: Richland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.128, Longitude -80.896
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Columbia, SC 29229 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,038
Population in Households 49,031
Population in Familes 43,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 2,672
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 17,301
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 13,208
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,353 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,948 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 559 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $180,221
Average Home Value $206,225


Median Household Income $68,692
Average Household Income $82,946
Per Capita Income $29,268
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.74% 1.48%
Households 1.6% 1.38%
Families 1.41% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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 29229 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29229 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 # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 10 98th
Diversity Index2 # 23 95th
Median Household Income # 17 96th
Per Capita Income # 55 86th

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