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ZIP Code 29203

Primary City:Columbia, SC (View All Cities)
County: Richland County
Timezone: Eastern (7:47pm)
Area code: 803 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.09, -81.04
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 29203

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 29203. 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 29203. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 29203, 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:
Columbia, SC
Unacceptable:
Bendale, Crafts Farrow, Crane Forest, Denny Terrace, Eau Claire, Fairfield Terrace, Farrow Terrace, Greenview, Haskell Heights, Hollywood Hills, Killian, Lincolnshire, Ridgewood, Stark Terrace

Stats and Demographics for the 29203 ZIP Code

ZIP code 29203 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 29203 are primarily black or African American. 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 an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 29203 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 39,843
Population Density 629 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,023
Median Home Value $91,700
Land Area 63.35 sq mi
Water Area 1.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,949
Median Household Income $31,262

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,5801,2621,2971,3301,4171,2951,1521,1061,0291,2141,3041,1551,024633493407258187
Female1,5811,2521,2531,7031,7901,5091,3381,1681,2231,3941,5441,5101,220918758645449445
Total3,1612,5142,5503,0333,2072,8042,4902,2742,2522,6082,8482,6652,2441,5511,2511,052707632

Gender

 Male 18,143 46%
 Female 21,700 54%
Gender

Race

 White 5,650 14.2%
 Black Or African American 32,562 81.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 121 0.3%
 Asian 161 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 692 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 650 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner857289721,5361,9911,4021,002348
Renter7091,6721,3171,380965460260122
Total7942,4002,2892,9162,9561,8621,262470

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,058 27%
 Single Guardian 5,477 37%
 Singles 4,513 30%
 Singles With Roommate 901 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 9,909 66%
 Households with Kids 5,040 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male344323306305257274255234242296239250228284226242282272308313
Female320316302329268282215238249274240235262242267278312397449374
Total664639608634525556470472491570479485490526493520594669757687

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 29203 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 29203 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1970s. Looking at 29203 real estate data, the median home value of $91,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 29203 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 29203 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 29203 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 37,928 95.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 145 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 23 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 483 1.2%
 Other Institutional 197 0.5%
 College Student Housing 887 2.2%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 180 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,316 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,748 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,885 40%
 Households Vacant 2,074 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 857 41%
 Rented & Unoccupied 26 1%
 For Sale Only 215 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 79 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 69 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 828 40%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 362 5%
 1 Bedroom 970 14%
 2 Bedroom 2,710 38%
 3+ Bedroom 3,014 43%
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 $31,262 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 29203 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 29203 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 10,469 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,517 26%
 No Earnings 13,322 41%
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 10,469 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,517 26%
 No Earnings 13,322 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,783 89.0%
 Public transportation 365 2.4%
 Taxicab 28 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 953 6.2%
 Worked at Home 356 2.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. 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 2,235 19.5%
 High School Graduate 6,371 55.5%
 Associate's degree 670 5.8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,407 12.3%
 Master's degree 677 5.9%
 Professional school degree 40 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 84 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,417 85.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 202 2.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 905 12.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 29203

ZIP Code 29203 is in the Richland 01 School District. There are 17 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 29203.

Pendergrass Fairwold School
5935 Token St
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Richland 01 School District
Forest Heights Elementary
2500 Blue Ridge Terrace
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Arden Elementary
1300 Ashley St
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary
726 Easter St
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Hyatt Park Elementary
4200 Main St
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
J. P. Thomas Elementary
6001 Weston Ave
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Alcorn Middle School
5125 Fairfield Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Heyward Gibbes Middle School
500 Summerlea Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
E.e. Taylor Elementary
200 McRae St
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Carolina School for Inquiry
7405a Fairfield Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy Charter
3810 North Main St
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sc Public Charter School District
Manning High School
502 Beckman Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Dept of Correction N04 School District
Eau Claire High School
4800 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Richland 01 School District
W.j. Keenan High School
361 Pisgah Church Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Richland 01 School District
Ben Lippen School
7401 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Northminster Ecdc
6717 David St
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St John Preschool
3404 W Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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