Edisto Island, SC 29438 ZIP Code Profile

Related Place Profiles:
Edisto Beach, SC

ZIP Code 29438: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Edisto Island, SC 29438

Acceptable Alternative
Edisto, SC 29438

Not Acceptable, USPS
Edisto Beach, SC 29438

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Colleton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.569, Longitude -80.31
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 29438 has segments in 2 Counties (Charleston, Colleton).

  • Businesses Addresses: 172
  • PO Box Addresses: 501
  • Residential Addresses: 1,383
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 8
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,375

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Edisto Island, SC 29438 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,705
Daytime Population: Workers 809
Daytime Population: Residents 1,405
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,214
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 2,705
Population in Familes 2,206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $51,361
Average Household Income $85,448
Per Capita Income $37,559


Total Housing Units 3,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 979 (26.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,465 (67.5%)
Median Home Value $249,410
Average Home Value $434,653


Total Households 1,189
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 802
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.62% 1.68%
Households 1.54% 1.58%
Families 1.34% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Edisto Island, SC 29438 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29438 to the other 395 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 283 29th
Population Density # 311 22nd
Diversity Index # 152 62nd
Median Household Income # 92 77th
Per Capita Income # 25 94th

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