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Overview

Introduction to Cayce, South Carolina

Cayce, South Carolina, in Lexington county, is 3 miles SW of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center) and 88 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is located in the Columbia metropolitan area.

Cayce History

Europeans settled in the 1700s when the area was part of the town of Granby. Several Revolutionary War skirmishes were fought in the region now known as Cayce. The community, which was named after John Cayce, a local businessman, was officially incorporated in 1914. Located strategically across the Congaree River, the city’s economy and development have benefited greatly from this river.

Cayce and Nearby Attractions

  • Cayce Historical Museum
  • Green-Meldrim House
  • Dreher Island State Recreation Area
  • Sesquicentennial State Park
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • Edventure Children's Museum

Things To Do In Cayce

Cayce Historical Museum showcases interesting exhibits about the local history and culture. Among the notable historical sites near Cayce are the Governor's Mansion, Green-Meldrim House, State Capitol, Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, and Mann-Simon Cottage. There are several parks around the city offering provisions for recreation. Some of the notable ones include Aiken State Park, Congaree National Park, and Sesquicentennial State Park. Dreher Island State Recreation Area has camping grounds, play areas, picnic spots, and facilities for boating, fishing, and hiking.

Cayce Transportation

Columbia Metropolitan Airport is nearby.

Cayce Higher Education

Colleges near Cayce include University of South Carolina at Columbia, Midlands Technical College, and Benedict College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,684
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+6,902
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married34.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,178
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,821
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,035

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,941
% Above Poverty Level77.9%
% Below Poverty Level22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$882
Median House Value$120,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.5%
German12.9%
Irish9.9%
English8.7%
Italian2.9%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.2%
Polish1.4%
Dutch1%
Russian0.7%
African0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Australian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Cayce Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lexington County
Standard Zip Codes29033, 29172
P.O. Box Zip Codes29171
Phone Area Codes803
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.95
Approximate Longitude-81.06

Cayce Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCOLUMBIA METRO AP
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationCOLUMBIA UNIV OF SC
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationPELION 4 NW
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Columbia132,537$59,324
Forest Acres10,571$88,750
Gaston1,388$53,289
South Congaree2,272$45,781
Springdale2,740$65,850
West Columbia15,947$50,206

Cayce Public Schools

Brookland-cayce Senior High
1300 State Street
ZIP: 29033
(803) 791-5000
High
Total Enrollment 1017
Claude A. Taylor Elementary
103 Ann Lane
ZIP: 29033
(803) 739-4180
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy
501 Bulldog Boulevard
ZIP: 29033
(803) 739-4070
Middle
Total Enrollment 344
East Point Academy
1340 Knox Abbott Drive
ZIP: 29033
(803) 739-4992
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
R. Earle Davis Early Childhood Center For Technology
2305 Frink Street
ZIP: 29033
(803) 739-4080
Primary
Total Enrollment 604

Cayce Private Schools

Abundant Life Outreach Ministries
1619 Middleton St
ZIP: 29033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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