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ZIP Code 29540

Primary City:Darlington, SC (View All Cities)
County: Darlington County
Timezone: Eastern (6:30am)
Area code: 843 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.4, -79.9
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 29540

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 29540. 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 29540. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 29540, 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:
Darlington, SC

Stats and Demographics for the 29540 ZIP Code

ZIP code 29540 is located in northeast South Carolina and covers a slightly higher 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 29540 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 29540 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,599
Population Density 51 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,251
Median Home Value $68,900
Land Area 110.39 sq mi
Water Area 1.32 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,958
Median Household Income $40,276

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 39


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5176173349
5-9201205406
10-14211195406
15-19261253514
20-24161137298
25-29120160280
30-34173172345
35-39168200368
40-44174187361
45-49190253443
50-54195252447
55-59213206419
60-64178171349
65-69103142245
70-748288170
75-79425395
80-84214061
85 Plus113243

Gender

 Male 2,680 48%
 Female 2,919 52%
Gender

Race

 White 2,131 38.1%
 Black Or African American 3,335 59.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 13 0.2%
 Asian 8 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 29 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 83 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24152237
25-3413275207
35-44271109380
45-5438084464
55-6438974463
65-7423330263
75-849117108
85 Plus34236

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 927 47%
 Single Guardian 578 30%
 Singles 389 20%
 Singles With Roommate 64 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,193 61%
 Households with Kids 765 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1384482
2393574
3413273
4303262
5414586
6363470
7443377
8374481
9434992
10393877
11463884
12424587
13433275
14414283
15474188
165761118
176160121
185354107
19433780
20422466

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 29540 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 29540 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 29540 real estate data, the median home value of $68,900 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 29540 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 29540 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 29540 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,599 100%
 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 896 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 649 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 413 18%
 Households Vacant 293 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 58 19.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.3%
 For Sale Only 40 13.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 3.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 31 10.6%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 153 52.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 14 3%
 2 Bedroom 176 40%
 3+ Bedroom 248 57%
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 $40,276 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 29540 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, 29540 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. Most commuters in 29540 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 1,460 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 990 20%
 No Earnings 2,528 51%
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 1,460 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 990 20%
 No Earnings 2,528 51%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,058 97%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 29 1%
 Worked at Home 34 2%
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 a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 682 35.5%
 High School Graduate 991 51.6%
 Associate's degree 73 3.8%
 Bachelor's degree 139 7.2%
 Master's degree 26 1.4%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 11 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 718 85%
 Enrolled in Private School 38 4%
 Not Enrolled in School 92 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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