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Fairfax, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairfax had a population of 2,050 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfax is located at latitude 32.9594 and longitude -81.2362 in Allendale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allendale County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.

The Town of Fairfax (GNIS ID: 2406478) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Fairfax is located within Fairfax Division of Allendale County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfax population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairfax: Campbellton, First Variant, Sanders.

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Fairfax, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,050
Population in Households 2,009
Population in Familes 1,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 619
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 853
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 527
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 463 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 390 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $70,978
Average Home Value $83,747


Median Household Income $26,712
Average Household Income $38,507
Per Capita Income $15,958
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% -0.07%
Households 0.45% 0.02%
Families 0.33% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fairfax, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfax to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 183 54th
Population Density1 # 201 49th
Diversity Index2 # 280 29th
Median Household Income # 359 9th
Per Capita Income # 325 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.