Columbia, SC 29209 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29209: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbia, SC 29209

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bluff Estates, SC 29209
Capitol View, SC 29209
Cedar Terrace, SC 29209
Eastmont, SC 29209
Galaxy, SC 29209
Hazelwood Acres, SC 29209
Leesburg, SC 29209
Mountain Brook, SC 29209
Twin Lake Hill, SC 29209

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Richland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.967, Longitude -80.934
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 830
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,348
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,938
    • Single Family Addresses: 13,410

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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  1. 29209 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 29209 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. South Carolina Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. South Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Columbia, SC 29209 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Columbia, SC 29209 Housing Affordability Index is 164
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Columbia, SC 29209 Wealth Index is 92
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 36,149
Population in Households 34,711
Population in Families 27,165
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,438
Population Density 819
Diversity Index1 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,134
Average Household Income $76,778
Per Capita Income $30,254
Wealth Index3 92

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,600 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,574 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,333 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $162,622
Housing Affordability Index2 164
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,174
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 8,798
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.71% 0.87%
Households 0.64% 0.87%
Families 0.34% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Columbia, SC 29209 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29209 to the other 396 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 38 91st
Population Density # 68 83rd
Diversity Index # 45 89th
Median Household Income # 124 69th
Per Capita Income # 79 80th

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