Summerville, SC 29486 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 29486: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Summerville, SC 29486

Not Acceptable, USPS
Carnes Crossroads, SC 29486
Carnes Xrds, SC 29486

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 377
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,487
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 456
  • County: Berkeley County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.975, Longitude -80.18
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 29486 has segments in 2 Counties (Berkeley, Dorchester).

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Summerville, SC 29486 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,184
Population in Households 19,156
Population in Familes 16,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 587
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 6,876
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 5,138
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,038 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,838 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 546 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $140,443
Average Home Value $170,723


Median Household Income $49,098
Average Household Income $59,980
Per Capita Income $21,536
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.45% 2.05%
Households 2.57% 2.11%
Families 2.44% 2.02%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Summerville, SC 29486 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29486 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 # 100 75th
Population Density1 # 79 80th
Diversity Index2 # 155 61st
Median Household Income # 88 78th
Per Capita Income # 171 57th

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