Fairfield County, South Carolina Population 2024

19,969

Fairfield County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 19,969 with a growth rate of -1.2% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfield County, South Carolina is the 39th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 23,860 and has seen a growth of -16.31% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,754-243-1.28%
202818,997-243-1.26%
202719,240-243-1.25%
202619,483-243-1.23%
202519,726-243-1.22%
202419,969-243-1.2%
202320,212-243-1.19%
202220,455-243-1.17%
202120,698-182-0.87%
202020,880-1,442-6.46%
201922,322-70-0.31%
201822,392-216-0.96%
201722,608-43-0.19%
201622,651-248-1.08%
201522,899-151-0.66%
201423,050-166-0.72%
201323,216-209-0.89%
201223,425-166-0.7%
201123,591-269-1.13%
201023,860
199022,2951,5957.71%
198020,7007013.51%
197019,999-714-3.45%
196020,713-1,067-4.9%
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%
188027,7657,87739.61%
187019,888-2,223-10.05%
186022,1117073.3%
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%
17907,623-11,131-59.35%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.2% (-243)
County Website
Fairfield County
County Seat
2010 Population
23,860
Area
686 mi²
Density
29 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-16.31% (-3,891)
Founded
1785

Fairfield County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American11,71455.94%
White8,08838.62%
Two or more races1,0134.84%
Asian770.37%
Other race470.22%
Native American30.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairfield County, South Carolina Population by Race

Fairfield County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Fairfield County, South Carolina Median Age

46.6

Total

44.4

Male

48.6

Female

Fairfield County, South Carolina Adults

There are 17,030 adults, (4,700 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

Fairfield County, South Carolina Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female10,70251.1%
Male10,24048.9%

Fairfield County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,7952.3475.124.9
Married3,4222.9295.24.8
Non Family2,9991.0663.836.2
Female1,8963.2253.546.5
Male4782.6488.511.5
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2.94

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairfield County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairfield County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfield County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 97.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 31.1%.

Fairfield County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,790

Average Earnings

$47,909

Average Male

$31,615

Average Female

Fairfield County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfield County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairfield County, South Carolina Language

97.19% of Fairfield County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.4% of the population.

Fairfield County, South Carolina Language

Fairfield County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black11,5962,91725.16%
White7,9157449.4%
Hispanic54815728.65%
Multiple1,01313213.03%
Other4747100%
Asian772633.77%
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18.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.7%

Male Poverty Rate

21.61%

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% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, South Carolina is White, with 9.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.33%.

Fairfield County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.53%
High School19.28%
Some College11.61%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%
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Fairfield County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.53%
Male Unemployed26.87%
Female Employed10.38%
Male Employed3.96%
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Fairfield County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfield County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairfield County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfield County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Fairfield County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairfield County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,219

Number of Veterans

1,055

Male Veterans

164

Female Veterans

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Fairfield County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Fairfield County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Fairfield County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Fairfield County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfield County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfield County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfield County, South Carolina 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

78.81%

Born in Fairfield County, South Carolina

99.01%

Native Born

0.99%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

0.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.01% of Fairfield County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 78.81% having been born in South Carolina. 0.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairfield County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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