Charleston, SC 29401 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29401: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charleston, SC 29401

Not Acceptable, USPS
Chas, SC 29401

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,278
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,738
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,387
  • County: Charleston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.779, Longitude -79.94
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Charleston, SC 29401 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,259
Daytime Population: Workers 19,996
Daytime Population: Residents 6,102
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,098
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.32
Population in Households 9,634
Population in Familes 4,490
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,625
Population Density2 6,815
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $45,883
Average Household Income $97,997
Per Capita Income $46,631


Total Housing Units 6,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,091 (33.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,047 (48.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,138 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $911,524
Average Home Value $880,165


Total Households 5,138
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 1,780
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 1.11% 1.24%
Households 1.32% 1.46%
Families 0.82% 1.16%
Median Household Income   4.16%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Charleston, SC 29401 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29401 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 # 154 61st
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 360 9th
Median Household Income # 143 64th
Per Capita Income # 8 98th

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