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ZIP Code 29172

Primary City:West Columbia, SC (View All Cities)
County: Lexington County
Timezone: Eastern (5:22pm)
Area code: 803 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.91, -81.08
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 29172

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 29172. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 29172. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 29172, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
West Columbia, SC
Acceptable:
Cayce
Unacceptable:
Cayce-west Columbia

Stats and Demographics for the 29172 ZIP Code

ZIP code 29172 is located in central South Carolina and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 29172 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 29172 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 9,293
Population Density 370 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,894
Median Home Value $101,300
Land Area 25.11 sq mi
Water Area 0.47 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,516
Median Household Income $45,839

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male324339306327304316306291321326327295265193138804912
Female3393153303282903323123213203393523292852321451144744
Total6636546366555946486186126416656796245504252831949656

Gender

 Male 4,519 49%
 Female 4,774 51%
Gender

Race

 White 5,898 63.5%
 Black Or African American 2,649 28.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 40 0.4%
 Asian 85 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 418 4.5%
 Two Or More Races 203 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner5027743856960440318030
Renter9224125417811062226
Total14251869274771446520236

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,681 48%
 Single Guardian 819 23%
 Singles 825 23%
 Singles With Roommate 191 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,280 65%
 Households with Kids 1,236 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6862625866796469616965596251496278687062
Female6873746061525875697456656471547075666362
Total136135136118127131122144130143121124126122103132153134133124

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 29172 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 29172 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 29172 real estate data, the median home value of $101,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 29172 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 29172 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 29172 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,293 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,674 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 877 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 965 25%
 Households Vacant 378 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 171 45%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 2%
 For Sale Only 42 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 17 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 20 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 122 32%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 36 4%
 2 Bedroom 383 42%
 3+ Bedroom 484 54%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $45,839 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 29172 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 29172 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 29172 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,219 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,632 23%
 No Earnings 2,187 31%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,219 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,632 23%
 No Earnings 2,187 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,047 95.7%
 Public transportation 28 0.7%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 126 3.0%
 Worked at Home 27 0.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 391 14.6%
 High School Graduate 1,767 66.0%
 Associate's degree 244 9.1%
 Bachelor's degree 183 6.8%
 Master's degree 62 2.3%
 Professional school degree 24 0.9%
 Doctorate degree 6 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,864 87.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 106 5.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 153 7.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 29172

ZIP Code 29172 is in the Lexington 02 School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 29172.

Congaree/Wood Early Childhood Center
737 Pine Ridge Dr
West Columbia, SC 29172
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington 02 School District
Congaree Elementary
1221 Ramblin' Rd
West Columbia, SC 29172
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington 02 School District
Herbert A. Wood Elementary
737 Pine Ridge Dr
West Columbia, SC 29172
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington 02 School District
Pine Ridge Middle School
735 Pine Ridge Dr
West Columbia, SC 29172
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lexington 02 School District

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