Charleston, SC 29406 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29406: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charleston, SC 29406

Acceptable Alternative
N Charleston, SC 29406
North Charleston, SC 29406

Not Acceptable, USPS
Chas, SC 29406
No Chas, SC 29406

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,596
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,131
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,626
  • County: Charleston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.929, Longitude -80.028
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 29406 has segments in 2 Counties (Berkeley, Charleston).

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Charleston, SC 29406 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,395
Daytime Population: Workers 33,968
Daytime Population: Residents 17,244
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,212
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 32,264
Population in Familes 22,511
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,131
Population Density2 2,203
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $38,121
Average Household Income $46,661
Per Capita Income $18,337


Total Housing Units 14,507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,707 (32.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,157 (56.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,643 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $134,545
Average Home Value $140,785


Total Households 12,864
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 7,036
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 1.45% 1.42%
Households 1.4% 1.48%
Families 1.04% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Charleston, SC 29406 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29406 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 # 40 90th
Population Density # 13 97th
Diversity Index # 3 99th
Median Household Income # 239 40th
Per Capita Income # 308 22nd

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