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ZIP Code 29720

Primary City:Lancaster, SC (View All Cities)
County: Lancaster County
Timezone: Eastern (8:41am)
Area code: 803 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.8, -80.7
ZIP (~15 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 29720

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 29720. 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 29720. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 29720, 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:
Lancaster, SC

Stats and Demographics for the 29720 ZIP Code

ZIP code 29720 is located in north South Carolina and covers a large 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 29720 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 small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 29720 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 46,041
Population Density 162 people per sq mi
Housing Units 19,646
Median Home Value $111,600
Land Area 283.69 sq mi
Water Area 4.13 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 17,876
Median Household Income $35,092

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6481,4401,6071,7321,4351,2291,2621,5061,5311,6721,5631,4741,2771,029711497313221
Female1,5291,4801,4771,5461,4431,3831,3731,5951,6351,7911,6521,5971,5731,117914698524567
Total3,1772,9203,0843,2782,8782,6122,6353,1013,1663,4633,2153,0712,8502,1461,6251,195837788

Gender

 Male 22,147 48%
 Female 23,894 52%
Gender

Race

 White 30,159 65.5%
 Black Or African American 13,598 29.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 113 0.2%
 Asian 188 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 1,400 3.0%
 Two Or More Races 574 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1601,0952,0702,7222,7222,0561,191382
Renter5561,2541,160985760425229109
Total7162,3493,2303,7073,4822,4811,420491

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 8,272 46%
 Single Guardian 4,291 24%
 Singles 4,502 25%
 Singles With Roommate 811 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 11,686 65%
 Households with Kids 6,190 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male328345366310287288273287305343288339340297357322352377324315
Female283326299337303294276278329316312280288281310321321320274300
Total611671665647590582549565634659600619628578667643673697598615

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 29720 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 29720 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 29720 real estate data, the median home value of $111,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 29720 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 29720 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 29720 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 45,479 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 136 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 22 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 307 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 97 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,972 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 4,426 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,478 28%
 Households Vacant 1,770 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 628 35%
 Rented & Unoccupied 31 2%
 For Sale Only 275 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 66 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 89 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 681 38%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 145 3%
 1 Bedroom 484 9%
 2 Bedroom 2,351 44%
 3+ Bedroom 2,355 44%
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 $35,092 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 29720 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. Most commuters in 29720 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12,415 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,528 21%
 No Earnings 16,467 45%
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 12,415 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,528 21%
 No Earnings 16,467 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 16,353 94.7%
 Public transportation 7 0.0%
 Taxicab 62 0.4%
 Motorcycle 87 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 403 2.3%
 Worked at Home 359 2.1%
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 3,233 22.2%
 High School Graduate 8,078 55.5%
 Associate's degree 1,285 8.8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,412 9.7%
 Master's degree 385 2.6%
 Professional school degree 38 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 134 0.9%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,890 85.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 399 4.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 918 10.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 29720

ZIP Code 29720 is in the Lancaster 01 School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 29720.

Buford Middle School
1890 North Rocky River Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Discovery Charter of Lancaster
302 West Dunlap St
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Southside Early Childhood Center
500 Hampton Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Brooklyn Springs Elementary
1637 Billings Dr
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Buford Elementary
1906 North Rocky River Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Clinton Elementary
110 Clinton School Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Erwin Elementary
1477 Locustwood Ave
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Mcdonald Green Elementary
2763 Lynwood Dr
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
A. R. Rucker Middle School
422 Old Dixie Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
North Elementary
1100 Roddey Dr
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
South Middle School
1551 Billings Dr
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Lancaster High School
617 Normandy Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Buford High School
4290 Tabernacle Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lancaster 01 School District
Carolina Christian Academy
1850 Kershaw Camden Hwy
Lancaster, SC 29720
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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