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Fairfax, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairfax is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Allendale County at latitude 32.9594 and longitude -81.2362. Allendale County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Fairfax, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fairfax, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fairfax indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

Town of Fairfax, SC Boundary Map

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Fairfax, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,108
Population in Households 2,067
Population in Familes 1,639
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 637
Diversity Index2 39
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 880
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 543
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 396 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $77,143
Average Home Value $87,087
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,503
Average Household Income $41,121
Per Capita Income $17,141
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.95% -1.23%
Households 1.3% -1.14%
Families 1.12% -1.28%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

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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, 2014 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 # 177 55th
Population Density1 # 199 50th
Diversity Index2 # 283 29th
Median Household Income # 360 9th
Per Capita Income # 270 32nd

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