Sullivans Island, SC 29482 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29482: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sullivans Island, SC 29482

Acceptable Alternative
Sullivans Is, SC 29482

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 161
  • Single Family Addresses: 859
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Charleston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.762, Longitude -79.837
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sullivans Island, SC 29482 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,910
Population in Households 1,910
Population in Familes 1,480
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 685
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 821
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 578 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 310 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,057,915


Median Household Income $111,738
Average Household Income $171,725
Per Capita Income $73,815
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 1.45%
Households 1.14% 1.49%
Families 0.84% 1.3%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Sullivans Island, SC 29482 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29482 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 # 312 21st
Population Density1 # 73 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 387 2nd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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