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ZIP Code 29403

Primary City:Charleston, SC (View All Cities)
County: Charleston County
Timezone: Eastern (12:58pm)
Area code: 843 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.80, -79.94
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 29403

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 29403. 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 29403. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 29403, 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:
Charleston, SC
Unacceptable:
Chas

Stats and Demographics for the 29403 ZIP Code

ZIP code 29403 is located in southeast 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 29403 are primarily black or African American. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 29403 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 20,818
Population Density 3,897 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,689
Median Home Value $298,000
Land Area 5.34 sq mi
Water Area 2.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,115
Median Household Income $27,108

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 28Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 28

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6944193705222,1531,11566546842952953854742530718014611492
Female6944943637902,5461,089656468401527575521519376267316254249
Total1,3889137331,3124,6992,2041,3219368301,0561,1131,068944683447462368341

Gender

 Male 9,713 47%
 Female 11,105 53%
Gender

Race

 White 9,040 43.4%
 Black Or African American 11,092 53.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 61 0.3%
 Asian 202 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.0%
 Other Race 124 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 291 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner101395396438568432418185
Renter1,8951,49356871873943723894
Total1,9961,8889641,1561,307869656279

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,408 15%
 Single Guardian 2,239 25%
 Singles 3,369 37%
 Singles With Roommate 2,099 23%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,362 81%
 Households with Kids 1,753 19%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male14212914212097878188661067355647279728285204482
Female15114412912410310610491908184697455579693123421664
Total2932732712442001931851791561871571241381271361681752086251,146

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 29403 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 29403 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 29403 real estate data, the median home value of $298,000 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 29403 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 29403 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 29403 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,046 96.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 9 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 466 2.2%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 297 1.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,972 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 961 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,182 58%
 Households Vacant 1,574 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 689 44%
 Rented & Unoccupied 33 2%
 For Sale Only 234 15%
 Sold & Unoccupied 41 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 101 6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 476 30%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 311 5%
 1 Bedroom 1,327 22%
 2 Bedroom 2,528 42%
 3+ Bedroom 1,917 32%
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 $27,108 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 29403 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. Residents in ZIP code 29403 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. 29403 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 29403 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 6,474 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,348 34%
 No Earnings 5,676 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 6,474 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,348 34%
 No Earnings 5,676 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,733 63.3%
 Public transportation 658 6.2%
 Taxicab 107 1.0%
 Motorcycle 53 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 2,715 25.5%
 Worked at Home 377 3.5%
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 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 1,093 18%
 High School Graduate 2,457 40%
 Associate's degree 158 3%
 Bachelor's degree 1,689 27%
 Master's degree 452 7%
 Professional school degree 165 3%
 Doctorate degree 142 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,481 79.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 138 4.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 510 16.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 29403

ZIP Code 29403 is in the Charleston 01 School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 29403.

Charleston Charter School for Math and Science
1002 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Charleston 01 School District
Mitchell Elementary
2 Perry St
Charleston, SC 29403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charleston 01 School District
Sanders-Clyde Elementary
805 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charleston 01 School District
Charleston Development Academy
233 Line St
Charleston, SC 29403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charleston 01 School District
Burke High School
244 President St
Charleston, SC 29403
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Charleston 01 School District
The Charleston Catholic School
888-a King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Ashley Hall School
172 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
New Israel Christian School
69 Simons St
Charleston, SC 29403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Calvary Episcopal Day School
106 Line St
Charleston, SC 29403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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