West Columbia, SC 29172 ZIP Code Profile

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Cayce, SC | West Columbia, SC

ZIP Code 29172: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Columbia, SC 29172

Acceptable Alternative
Cayce, SC 29172

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lexington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.899, Longitude -81.092
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 226
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 3,787
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 372
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,415

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 29172 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 29172 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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West Columbia, SC 29172 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,920
Population in Households 9,920
Population in Familes 8,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 382
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $45,242
Average Household Income $58,000
Per Capita Income $21,750


Total Housing Units 4,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,452 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,268 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $109,135
Average Home Value $128,803


Total Households 3,720
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 2,599
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.6% 1.58%
Households 1.54% 1.53%
Families 1.3% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

West Columbia, SC 29172 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29172 to the other 393 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 168 58th
Population Density # 104 74th
Diversity Index # 30 92nd
Median Household Income # 155 61st
Per Capita Income # 216 45th

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