Fairfield County, South Carolina Population 2020

Fairfield County, South Carolina's estimated population is 22,612 with a growth rate of -0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfield County, South Carolina is the 38th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201822,402-210-0.93%
201722,612-31-0.14%
201622,643-235-1.03%
201522,878-149-0.65%
201423,027-172-0.74%
201323,199-208-0.89%
201223,407-164-0.70%
201123,571-270-1.13%
201023,8411,5466.93%
199022,2951,5957.71%
198020,7007013.51%
197019,999-714-3.45%
196020,713-1,067-4.90%
195021,780-2,407-9.95%
194024,1879003.86%
193023,287-3,872-14.26%
192027,159-2,283-7.75%
191029,442170.06%
190029,4258262.89%
189028,5998343.00%
188027,7657,87739.61%
187019,888-2,223-10.05%
186022,1117073.30%
185021,4041,2396.14%
184020,165-1,381-6.41%
183021,5464,37225.46%
182017,1745,31744.84%
181011,8571,77017.55%
180010,0872,46432.32%
17907,6230.00%

How Many People Live in Fairfield County, South Carolina?

22,612

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American12,79456.33%
White9,01039.67%
Two or More Races7703.39%
Asian740.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native580.26%
Some Other Race60.03%

Fairfield County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Fairfield County, South Carolina Median Age

46.4


Total

45.2


Male

47.4


Female

Fairfield County, South Carolina Adults

There are 18,228 adults, (4,472 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

Fairfield County, South Carolina Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

11,858

52.21%

Male

10,854

47.79%

Fairfield County, South Carolina Households and Families

Fairfield County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfield County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.3%12.7%
All73.7%26.3%
Female66.9%33.1%
Non Family62.9%37.1%
Male56.3%43.8%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9792.4973.7
Married3,821387.3
Non Family3,1151.0762.9
Female1,6273.8766.9
Male4163.0756.3

3.21

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

2.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfield County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9065.53%
9th to 12th Grade1,95811.94%
High School Graduate6,45239.35%
Some College3,15819.26%
Associates Degree1,1316.90%
Bachelors Degree2,08012.69%
Graduate Degree7124.34%

Fairfield County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black8,7777,157880
White6,9065,8591,795
Multiple Races34427524
Hispanic32321364
Native American4022
Asian292929
Other Race66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,441$38,451$25,561
Less Than High School$16,354$16,770$14,630
High School Grad$27,353$32,333$22,024
Some College$31,205$45,284$21,885
Bachelors Degree$45,268$48,533$36,809
Graduate Degree$54,986$54,514$57,978

$30,441

Average Earnings

$38,451

Average Male

$25,561

Average Female

Fairfield County, South Carolina Language

Fairfield County, South Carolina Language by Age

Fairfield County, South Carolina Language

97.63% of Fairfield County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Fairfield County, South Carolina Poverty

Fairfield County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,6133,44427.31%
White8,5331,22214.32%
Multiple77043756.75%
Hispanic4716914.65%
Native583662.07%
Other66100.00%

22.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.40%

Male Poverty Rate

25.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, South Carolina is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, South Carolina is White, with 14.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.80%
High School20.36%
Some College16.03%
Bachelors or Greater4.19%

Fairfield County, South Carolina Income

Fairfield County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,294$54,010
Families$43,817$64,797
Married Families$60,959-
Non Families$20,245$32,404

Fairfield County, South Carolina Marital Status

Fairfield County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfield County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Fairfield County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Fairfield County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Fairfield County, South Carolina Veterans

1,444

Number of Veterans

1,357

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam568
First Gulf War356
Second Gulf War255
Korea99
World War II34

Fairfield County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White78710.21%
Black6126.16%
2 or More234.90%
Indian2237.93%
Hispanic61.83%

Fairfield County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

6.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield County, South Carolina Employment Status

49.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfield County, South Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.05%

Born in South Carolina

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.75% of Fairfield County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 82.05% having been born in South Carolina. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Fairfield County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Winnsboro35503311-239-6.73%
Blythewood 20623099103750.29%
Ridgeway319303-16-5.02%
Jenkinsville4643-3-6.52%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990