Dorchester, SC 29437 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29437: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dorchester, SC 29437

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 45
  • Single Family Addresses: 961
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Dorchester County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.143, Longitude -80.379
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Dorchester, SC 29437 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,454
Population in Households 2,454
Population in Familes 2,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 972
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 676
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 784 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $93,494
Average Home Value $134,694


Median Household Income $37,785
Average Household Income $52,287
Per Capita Income $20,710
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.64%
Households 0.25% 0.59%
Families 0.0% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Dorchester, SC 29437 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29437 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 # 290 26th
Population Density1 # 333 16th
Diversity Index2 # 170 58th
Median Household Income # 209 47th
Per Capita Income # 190 52nd

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