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: 1,048
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,672
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,832
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 52,012
Daytime Population: Workers 14,379
Daytime Population: Residents 25,386
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,765
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 52,004
Population in Familes 45,898
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 2,548
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $69,417
Average Household Income $84,791
Per Capita Income $30,218


Total Housing Units 19,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,530 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,004 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 704 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $181,070
Average Home Value $208,778


Total Households 18,534
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 14,123
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 1.82% 1.46%
Households 1.83% 1.46%
Families 1.65% 1.35%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Columbia, SC 29229 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29229 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 # 9 98th
Population Density # 11 97th
Diversity Index # 24 94th
Median Household Income # 21 95th
Per Capita Income # 58 86th

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