Beech Island, SC 29842 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29842: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Beech Island, SC 29842

Acceptable Alternative
Clearwater, SC 29842

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 171
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,868
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 40
  • County: Aiken County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.409, Longitude -81.882
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Beech Island, SC 29842 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,649
Population in Households 8,642
Population in Familes 7,160
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 212
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 3,340
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,322
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,350 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 990 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 509 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $78,361
Average Home Value $118,074


Median Household Income $37,540
Average Household Income $48,253
Per Capita Income $18,653
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 1.01%
Households 1.37% 1.04%
Families 1.1% 0.88%
Median Household Income   -0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.

Beech Island, SC 29842 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29842 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 # 180 54th
Population Density1 # 137 65th
Diversity Index2 # 25 94th
Median Household Income # 215 46th
Per Capita Income # 268 32nd

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