Fairforest, South Carolina Population 2024

1,748

Fairforest is a city located in Spartanburg County South Carolina. Fairforest has a 2024 population of 1,748. Fairforest is currently growing at a rate of 3.62% annually and its population has increased by 17.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,484 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairforest is $60,478 with a poverty rate of 22.44%. The median age in Fairforest is 43.4 years: 46.5 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Fairforest Demographics

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

  • White: 69.74%
  • Other race: 11.93%
  • Black or African American: 10.64%
  • Asian: 7.32%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Two or more races: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
835.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
17.79% (264)
The current population of Fairforest, South Carolina is 1,748 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,484.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,13469.74%
Other race19411.93%
Black or African American17310.64%
Asian1197.32%
Native American50.31%
Two or more races10.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairforest Population by Race

Fairforest Population Pyramid 2024

Fairforest Median Age

43.4

Total

46.5

Male

41.8

Female

Fairforest Adults

There are 1,411 adults, (158 of whom are seniors) in Fairforest.

Fairforest Age Dependency

29.8

Age Dependency Ratio

12.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairforest Sex Ratio

Female85152.34%
Male77547.66%

Fairforest Population by Age

Fairforest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5502.9573.826.2
Female2452.9771.428.6
Married1942.9588.711.3
Non Family932.8763.436.6
Male183.060100

2.4

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairforest Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade16312.46%
Associates Degree18414.07%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree191.45%
High School Graduate46635.63%
Less Than 9th Grade28621.87%
Some College19014.53%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairforest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairforest Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White76151814
Hispanic3481680
Other Race15900
Asian1191190
Black75490
Native American555

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Fairforest Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$28,705$0$28,556
Less Than 9th Grade$66,139$67,028$16,364
Overall$53,625$61,964$28,861
Some College$59,012$61,696$43,511

$53,625

Average Earnings

$61,964

Average Male

$28,861

Average Female

Fairforest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairforest Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairforest Language

66.31% of Fairforest residents speak only English, while 33.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.1% of the population.

Fairforest Language

Fairforest Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White88022325.34%
Hispanic44714131.54%

22.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.32%

Male Poverty Rate

31.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairforest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairforest is Hispanic, with 31.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairforest is White, with 25.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.67%.

Fairforest Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School68.24%
Less Than 9th Grade1.34%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Fairforest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Fairforest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairforest Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$48,250$53,259
Households$49,650$60,478
Married Families$59,896$-999,999,999
Non Families-$59,773

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairforest Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairforest Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fairforest 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 55-64.

Fairforest Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairforest Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

29

Number of Veterans

29

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam16
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Fairforest Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7416
75+13
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Fairforest Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White292.99%

Fairforest Veterans by Race

Fairforest Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairforest Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Fairforest Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairforest Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairforest 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

59.84%

Born in Fairforest

71.83%

Native Born

28.17%

Foreign Born

22.2%

Non Citizen

5.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.83% of Fairforest residents were born in the United States, with 59.84% having been born in South Carolina. 22.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairforest Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,748613.62%
20231,687613.75%
20221,626613.9%
20211,565815.46%
20201,484-55-3.57%
20191,539-105-6.39%
20181,644-323-16.42%
20171,967110.56%
20161,956-134-6.41%
20152,09036220.95%
20141,72858851.58%
20131,140-222-16.3%
20121,362-669-32.94%
20112,03133819.96%
20101,69300%

Fairforest Population by Year