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29208 Zip Code (Columbia, SC) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2019: 764

March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 29208: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 11,533 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.7% ($1,435)
South Carolina:

0.5% ($980)
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Males: 346  (45.4%)
Females: 417  (54.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 29208:

  • High school or higher: 102.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 102.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 29208:

  • Never married: 99.1%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.9%

Zip code 29208 compared to state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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Median resident age:
This zip code:

19.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 29208, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $50,330 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$50,330
State:

$41,965

Salary/wage: $33,988 (reported on 87.9% of returns)
Here:

$33,988
State:

$35,695
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 109.6% for AGIs below $10k, 91.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 100.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 46.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,000 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,000
South Carolina:

$1,623

Taxable dividends: $7,200 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

$7,200
State:

$3,999

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,273 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

+$7,273
State:

+$13,100

Total itemized deductions: $18,167 (16% of AGI, reported on 33.0% of returns)
Here:

$18,167
State:

$19,039

Here:

16.1% of AGI
State:

22.8% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $10,333 (4% of AGI, reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

$10,333
State:

$4,305

Here:

3.8% of AGI
State:

5.0% of AGI

Total tax: $5,867 (reported on 65.9% of returns)
29208:

$5,867
State:

$6,497


Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 35.2%
Here:

35%
State:

66%

Nearest zip codes: 29225, 29202, 29201, 29205, 29204, 29033.
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Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 415 (0 now married, 421 unmarried)


  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 29208: Old Observatory (A), Melton Observatory (B), World War Memorial (C), Woodrow College (D), Wardlaw College (E), Thornwell College (F), South Caroliniana Library (G), Sloan College (H), Rutledge College (I), Preston College (J), Pinckney College (K), Petigru College (L), Osborne Administration Building (M), McKissick Museum (N), Maxy College (O), Lieber College (P), Legare College (Q), LeConte College (R), Harper College (S), Hamilton College (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 29208: Gibbes Green (1). Display/hide its location on the map


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $276,779.

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $302,759
Here:

$302,759
State:

$266,394

Townhouses or other attached units: $201,969
Here:

$201,969
State:

$219,057

In 2-unit structures: $354,890
Here:

$354,890
State:

$275,825

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $89,674
Here:

$89,674
State:

$168,533

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,756
Here:

$191,756
State:

$250,122

Mobile homes: $166,463
Here:

$166,463
State:

$72,281

Unemployment: 14.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 29208

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 29208
  • 37.5%79Drove a car alone
  • 7.6%16Bus or trolley bus
  • 39.4%83Walked
  • 3.8%8Other means
  • 10.4%22Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 29208

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 29208
  • 40Less than 5 minutes
  • 465 to 9 minutes
  • 3610 to 14 minutes
  • 2715 to 19 minutes
  • 2020 to 24 minutes
  • 1645 to 59 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 68.6%

Household type by relationship:

92.2% of residents of 29208 zip code speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
3.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% very well, 40% well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 25 (3.4%)
(16.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.4%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 12%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 8%Greece
Most common first ancestries reported in 29208
  • 18%African
  • 11%German
  • 7%Scotch-Irish
  • 6%American
  • 5%English
  • 4%Italian
  • 4%European
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 132010 or later
  • 212000 to 2009
  • 251990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990
There are 52 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 29208.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 279
  • Northeast: 90
  • Midwest: 27
  • South: 278
  • West: 27

100% of the 29208 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 111
Here:

15.6%
South Carolina:

20.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 8,902Sales and related occupations
  • 4,423Office and administrative support occupations
  • 2,612Food preparation and serving related occupations
  • 2,541Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • SOUTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF (UNIVERSITY OF SC in COLUMBIA, SC) : $1,001,866 in 5 contracts from 2000 to 2001
    Contracts for Tuition, Registration, and Membership Fees by Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $537,330; 2001: $464,536; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $0; 2005: $0; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $254,466 with Navy for Tuition, Registration, and Membership Fees. Signed on 2000-10-01. Completion date: 2000-12-15.
    $239,372, same as above. Signed on 2001-09-10. Completion date: 2001-12-15.
    $225,164, same as above. Signed on 2001-04-02. Completion date: 2001-05-02.
    $142,494, same as above. Signed on 2000-03-21. Completion date: 2000-03-30.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (50-99 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Educational Services: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (20-49: 1)
  • Information: Radio Networks (5-9: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Marketing Consulting Services (5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Rooming and Boarding Houses (1-4: 3)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Grantmaking Foundations (1-4: 1)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (1-4: 1)
  • Educational Services: Fine Arts Schools (1-4: 1)
  • Educational Services: All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction (1-4: 1)

Businesses in zip code 29208

  • Burger King: 1
  • Chick-Fil-A: 1
  • FedEx: 2

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