Charleston, SC 29409 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29409: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charleston, SC 29409

Not Acceptable, USPS
Chas, SC 29409
The Citadel, SC 29409

  • Businesses Addresses: 1
  • Single Family Addresses: 0
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Charleston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.794, Longitude -79.961
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Charleston, SC 29409 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,428
Population in Households 783
Population in Familes 480
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,645
Population Density1 7,009
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 5.08
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 7


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (47.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $312,963
Average Home Value $316,304


Median Household Income $58,749
Average Household Income $80,909
Per Capita Income $13,360
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.59%
Households 1.54% 1.76%
Families 1.16% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
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.

Charleston, SC 29409 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29409 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 # 293 26th
Population Density1 # 2 100th
Diversity Index2 # 290 26th
Median Household Income # 35 91st
Per Capita Income # 378 4th

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