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ZIP Code 29209

Primary City:Columbia, SC (View All Cities)
County: Richland County
Timezone: Eastern (3:15am)
Area code: 803 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.9, -81.0
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 29209

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 29209. 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 29209. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 29209, 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:
Bluff Estates, Capitol View, Cedar Terrace, Eastmont, Galaxy, Hazelwood Acres, Leesburg, Mountain Brook, Twin Lake Hill

Stats and Demographics for the 29209 ZIP Code

ZIP code 29209 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 29209 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 a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 29209 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 33,324
Population Density 644 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,765
Median Home Value $140,400
Land Area 51.75 sq mi
Water Area 0.92 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,381
Median Household Income $46,449

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,1751,1321,0641,1391,3991,3851,1279789691,1011,1451,007785548391302202137
Female1,1041,0791,0149861,3961,5621,1791,1201,1481,2411,3021,141929636541435279246
Total2,2792,2112,0782,1252,7952,9472,3062,0982,1172,3422,4472,1481,7141,184932737481383

Gender

 Male 15,986 48%
 Female 17,338 52%
Gender

Race

 White 15,480 46.5%
 Black Or African American 15,988 48.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 88 0.3%
 Asian 696 2.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 26 0.1%
 Other Race 454 1.4%
 Two Or More Races 592 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1251,0931,3091,8411,8211,168753213
Renter7531,51397886457322811336
Total8782,6062,2872,7052,3941,396866249

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,369 40%
 Single Guardian 3,175 24%
 Singles 3,914 29%
 Singles With Roommate 923 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,992 67%
 Households with Kids 4,389 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male250227262207227215235227228232240213193186208227254238212257
Female232235200215215208204209243235201194185199180217219183187234
Total482462462422442423439436471467441407378385388444473421399491

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 29209 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 29209 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 2000s. Looking at 29209 real estate data, the median home value of $140,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 29209. Rentals in 29209 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 29209 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 32,158 96.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 919 2.8%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 54 0.2%
 Other Institutional 7 0.0%
 College Student Housing 170 0.5%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 16 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,330 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,993 13%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,058 34%
 Households Vacant 1,384 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 803 58%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 1%
 For Sale Only 232 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 20 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 49 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 263 19%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 80 2%
 1 Bedroom 596 13%
 2 Bedroom 2,351 50%
 3+ Bedroom 1,689 36%
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 $46,449 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 29209 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 29209 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 11,498 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,270 24%
 No Earnings 8,704 33%
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 11,498 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,270 24%
 No Earnings 8,704 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,073 94.1%
 Public transportation 70 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 71 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 429 2.9%
 Worked at Home 318 2.1%
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 area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,167 11%
 High School Graduate 4,616 45%
 Associate's degree 922 9%
 Bachelor's degree 2,170 21%
 Master's degree 600 6%
 Professional school degree 519 5%
 Doctorate degree 204 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,414 74.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 827 14.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 654 11.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 29209

ZIP Code 29209 is in the Richland 01 School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 29209.

Annie Burnside Elementary
7300 Patterson Rd
Columbia, SC 29209
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Mill Creek Elementary
925 Universal Dr
Columbia, SC 29209
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Caughman Road Elementary
7725 Caughman Rd
Columbia, SC 29209
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Meadowfield Elementary
525 Galway Ln
Columbia, SC 29209
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland 01 School District
Hammond School
854 Galway Ln
Columbia, SC 29209
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Sandhills School
1500 Hallbrook Dr
Columbia, SC 29209
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Asbury Kindergarten & Preschool
1005 Asbury Dr
Columbia, SC 29209
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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