Fairforest, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairforest, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Fairforest Census Designated Place had a population of 1,772 as of July 1, 2016. Fairforest 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 Fairforest is located at latitude 34.9488 and longitude -82.0144 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Fairforest Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The Fairforest Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629825) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fairforest Census Designated Place is located within Spartanburg Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairforest 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 Fairforest: Fair Forest.

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


Total Population 1,772
Population in Households 1,768
Population in Familes 1,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 847
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 629
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 412
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 401 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $96,400
Average Home Value $95,896


Median Household Income $45,454
Average Household Income $55,276
Per Capita Income $20,170
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.81%
Households 0.57% 0.72%
Families 0.31% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   0.78%
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.

Fairforest, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairforest 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 # 196 51st
Population Density1 # 155 61st
Diversity Index2 # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 107 73rd
Per Capita Income # 190 52nd

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