Walterboro, SC 29488 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29488: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Walterboro, SC 29488

Acceptable Alternative
Ritter, SC 29488

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,177
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,810
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 307
  • County: Colleton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.891, Longitude -80.695
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Walterboro, SC 29488 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,180
Population in Households 21,807
Population in Familes 17,948
Population in Group Qrtrs 373
Population Density1 79
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 8,505
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 5,777
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,762 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,743 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,575 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $93,428
Average Home Value $135,613


Median Household Income $31,769
Average Household Income $43,037
Per Capita Income $16,799
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.38%
Households -0.36% -0.36%
Families -0.55% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Walterboro, SC 29488 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29488 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 # 83 79th
Population Density1 # 211 46th
Diversity Index2 # 73 82nd
Median Household Income # 311 21st
Per Capita Income # 334 15th

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