Charleston, SC 29412 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29412: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charleston, SC 29412

Not Acceptable, USPS
Chas, SC 29412
James Island, SC 29412

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 654
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,486
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,393
  • County: Charleston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.719, Longitude -79.951
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Charleston, SC 29412 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 40,234
Daytime Population: Workers 14,695
Daytime Population: Residents 18,374
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,069
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 40,104
Population in Familes 28,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density2 983
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $63,238
Average Household Income $86,699
Per Capita Income $38,211


Total Housing Units 19,235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,846 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,847 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,542 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $281,826
Average Home Value $341,668


Total Households 17,693
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 9,869
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 1.6% 1.69%
Households 1.64% 1.69%
Families 1.34% 1.49%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Charleston, SC 29412 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29412 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 # 24 94th
Population Density # 51 87th
Diversity Index # 311 22nd
Median Household Income # 36 91st
Per Capita Income # 23 94th

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