Fairfax, South Carolina Population 2020

1,713

Fairfax is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,713, it is the 131st largest city in South Carolina and the 8204th largest city in the United States. Fairfax is currently declining at a rate of -0.06% annually and its population has decreased by -15.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,025 in 2010. Fairfax reached it's highest population of 2,011 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Fairfax has a population density of 517 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairfax is $40,998 with a poverty rate of 26.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $643 per month, and the median house value is $61,200. The median age in Fairfax is 40.4 years, 38.5 years for males, and 41.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males.

Fairfax Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairfax was:

  • Black or African American: 82.61%
  • White: 17.39%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Fairfax, South Carolina is 1,713, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,715.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,025.

Fairfax, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,72982.61%
White36417.39%

Fairfax Population Pyramid 2020

Fairfax Median Age

40.4


Total

38.5


Male

41.9


Female

Fairfax Adults

There are 1,635 adults, (477 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax.

Fairfax Age Dependency

80.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax Sex Ratio

Female

1,089

52.03%

Male

1,004

47.97%

Fairfax Households and Families

Fairfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfax Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male79.4%20.6%
Married68.8%31.2%
Non Family59%41%
All57.8%42.2%
Female30.3%69.7%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7702.6657.8
Non Family3051.0459
Married2793.7368.8
Female1523.5430.3
Male344.6279.4

3.6

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfax Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade352.57%
9th to 12th Grade19714.49%
High School Graduate65748.31%
Some College15411.32%
Associates Degree1239.04%
Bachelors Degree16812.35%
Graduate Degree261.91%

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,065878115
White29525079

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,030$21,957$22,156
Less Than High School$5,833$$
High School Grad$21,190$27,784$18,681
Some College$$21,458$
Bachelors Degree$49,063$$41,343
Graduate Degree$$$

$22,030

Average Earnings

$21,957

Average Male

$22,156

Average Female

Fairfax Language

Fairfax Language by Age

Fairfax Language

98.44% of Fairfax residents speak only English, while 1.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.40% of the population.

Fairfax Poverty

Fairfax Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,71554131.55%
White34230.88%

26.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.28%

Male Poverty Rate

25.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Black, with 31.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is White, with 0.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.38%
Some College25.99%
High School23.48%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed27.85%
Female Employed12.87%
Male Employed4.44%

Fairfax Income

Fairfax Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$26,050$40,998
Families$41,635$57,036
Married Families$61,488-
Non Families$11,250$15,098

Fairfax Marital Status

Fairfax Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

29.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax Married by Age and Sex

Fairfax Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fairfax Marital Status by Race

Fairfax Veterans

148

Number of Veterans

148

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War57
Vietnam18
World War II7
Korea
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5468
55 to 6455
65 to 7418
75+7
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1199.10%
White298.84%

$Fairfax Veterans by Education

29.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax Employment Status

45.1%

Labor Force Participation

37.6%

Employment Rate

16.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax 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

87.63%

Born in South Carolina

99.28%

Native Born

0.72%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.28% of Fairfax residents were born in the United States, with 87.63% having been born in South Carolina. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,713-1-0.06%
20191,714-1-0.06%
20181,715-25-1.44%
20171,740-1-0.06%
20161,741-43-2.41%
20151,784-75-4.03%
20141,859-33-1.74%
20131,892-36-1.87%
20121,928-56-2.82%
20111,984-27-1.34%
20102,0110.00%