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Edgefield, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Edgefield had a population of 4,691 as of July 1, 2016. Edgefield ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Edgefield is located at latitude 33.7872 and longitude -81.928 in Edgefield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Edgefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Edgefield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 531 feet.

The Town of Edgefield (GNIS ID: 2406423) 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 Edgefield is located within Edgefield Division of Edgefield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Edgefield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Edgefield: Edgefield Court House.

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Edgefield, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,691
Population in Households 2,559
Population in Familes 2,030
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,132
Population Density1 1,118
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 1,096
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 672
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 612 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $91,384
Average Home Value $158,838


Median Household Income $29,093
Average Household Income $45,627
Per Capita Income $15,260
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.07%
Households -0.04% -0.05%
Families 0.76% -0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Edgefield, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edgefield to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 102 74th
Population Density1 # 102 74th
Diversity Index2 # 22 95th
Median Household Income # 329 17th
Per Capita Income # 358 10th

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