Fairfield County SC Information


Fairfield County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 24,213
Population in Households 23,816
Population in Familes 19,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 397
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 9,626
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 6,645
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,095 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,931 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,695 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,469 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $99,342
Average Home Value $168,269


Median Household Income $36,248
Average Household Income $51,083
Per Capita Income $20,738
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% -0.12%
Households 0.35% -0.01%
Families 0.16% -0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.


Fairfield County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents 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 # 38 20th
Population Density1 # 44 7th
Diversity Index2 # 23 48th
Median Household Income # 31 35th
Per Capita Income # 27 43rd

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