Edisto Island, SC 29438 ZIP Code Profile

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Edisto Beach, SC

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ZIP Code 29438: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Edisto Island, SC 29438

Acceptable Alternative
Edisto, SC 29438

Not Acceptable, USPS
Edisto Beach, SC 29438

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 168
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,308
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 6
  • County: Colleton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.569, Longitude -80.31
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 29438 has segments in 2 Counties (Charleston, Colleton).

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Edisto Island, SC 29438 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,599
Population in Households 2,599
Population in Familes 2,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 34
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 1,152
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 777
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 938 (26.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 ( 5.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,446 (68.0%)
Median Home Value $279,730
Average Home Value $463,859


Median Household Income $50,977
Average Household Income $83,995
Per Capita Income $37,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 1.47%
Households 1.28% 1.43%
Families 1.05% 1.3%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

Edisto Island, SC 29438 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29438 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 # 285 28th
Population Density1 # 311 21st
Diversity Index2 # 194 51st
Median Household Income # 69 83rd
Per Capita Income # 19 95th

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