Fairfax, South Carolina Population 2024

1,349

Fairfax is a city located in Allendale County and Hampton County South Carolina. Fairfax has a 2024 population of 1,349. Fairfax is currently declining at a rate of -2.53% annually and its population has decreased by -9.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,487 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairfax is $48,401 with a poverty rate of 24.23%. The median age in Fairfax is 43.7 years: 30.7 years for males, and 55.6 years for females.

Fairfax Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 80.79%
  • White: 13.02%
  • Other race: 3.39%
  • Two or more races: 1.43%
  • Asian: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
407.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.28% (-138)
The current population of Fairfax, South Carolina is 1,349 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,487.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,64480.79%
White26513.02%
Other race693.39%
Two or more races291.43%
Asian170.84%
Native American110.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairfax Population by Race

Fairfax Population Pyramid 2024

Fairfax Median Age

43.7

Total

30.7

Male

55.6

Female

Fairfax Adults

There are 1,778 adults, (566 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax.

Fairfax Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax Sex Ratio

Female97748.01%
Male1,05851.99%

Fairfax Population by Age

Fairfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8442.3557.942.1
Non Family3041.1150.749.3
Married2773.0678.321.7
Female2192.9138.861.2
Male443.687525

2.98

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairfax Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade26619.1%
Associates Degree463.3%
Bachelors Degree694.95%
Graduate Degree402.87%
High School Graduate69950.18%
Less Than 9th Grade574.09%
Some College21615.51%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black1,06480690
White24520819
Hispanic43430
Other Race38380
2+ Races18180
Asian1700
Native American1100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 8.46%.

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$40,272$0$35,000
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$32,838$41,058$28,382
Less Than 9th Grade$13,852$0$14,244
Overall$30,078$38,750$28,398
Some College$40,806$0$40,806

$30,078

Average Earnings

$38,750

Average Male

$28,398

Average Female

Fairfax Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfax Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairfax Language

94.62% of Fairfax residents speak only English, while 5.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.79% of the population.

Fairfax Language

Fairfax Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,63343726.76%
White251259.96%
Native1111100%
Multiple291034.48%
Hispanic7622.63%

24.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.91%

Male Poverty Rate

24.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Hispanic, with 2.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.96%.

Fairfax Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.41%
Some College23.66%
High School13.66%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Fairfax Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65.91%
Male Unemployed43.48%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed0%

Fairfax Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfax Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$47,180$62,119
Households$42,760$48,401
Married Families$53,839$-999,999,999
Non Families-$22,568

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairfax Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fairfax 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 35-44.

Fairfax Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairfax Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

84

Number of Veterans

72

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam3
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Fairfax Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+33
35 to 5420
55 to 6416
65 to 7415
18 to 340

Fairfax Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black513.55%
White3313.47%

Fairfax Veterans by Race

Fairfax Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

27.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfax Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfax Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

89.34%

Born in Fairfax

98.92%

Native Born

1.08%

Foreign Born

1.08%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.92% of Fairfax residents were born in the United States, with 89.34% having been born in South Carolina. 1.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairfax Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,178-34-2.81%
20281,212-34-2.73%
20271,246-35-2.73%
20261,281-34-2.59%
20251,315-34-2.52%
20241,349-35-2.53%
20231,384-11-0.79%
20221,395-63-4.32%
20211,458-29-1.95%
20201,487-178-10.69%
20191,665-46-2.69%
20181,711-28-1.61%
20171,739-5-0.29%
20161,744-41-2.3%
20151,785-73-3.93%
20141,858-34-1.8%
20131,892-34-1.77%
20121,926-60-3.02%
20111,986-24-1.19%
20102,01000%

Fairfax Population by Year