Folly Beach, SC 29439 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29439: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Folly Beach, SC 29439

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 66
  • Single Family Addresses: 1
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Charleston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.661, Longitude -79.937
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Folly Beach, SC 29439 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,704
Daytime Population: Workers 737
Daytime Population: Residents 857
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,594
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 2,704
Population in Familes 1,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 786
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $77,112
Average Household Income $105,577
Per Capita Income $55,053


Total Housing Units 2,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 847 (34.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 563 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,031 (42.2%)
Median Home Value $637,626
Average Home Value $685,862


Total Households 1,410
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 687
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.66% 2.15%
Households 1.69% 2.13%
Families 1.18% 1.96%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Folly Beach, SC 29439 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29439 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 # 284 28th
Population Density # 69 83rd
Diversity Index # 375 5th
Median Household Income # 11 97th
Per Capita Income # 4 99th

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