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Fairfax, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairfax had a population of 1,675 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Fairfax, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,675
Daytime Population: Workers 422
Daytime Population: Residents 1,189
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,611
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,633
Population in Familes 1,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 506
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $20,469
Average Household Income $30,751
Per Capita Income $12,950


Total Housing Units 913 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 379 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $100,407
Average Home Value $111,250


Total Households 688
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 423
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -2.58% -1.97%
Households -2.6% -2.0%
Families -2.76% -2.12%
Median Household Income   3.61%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Fairfax, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfax to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 199 50th
Population Density # 237 40th
Diversity Index # 286 29th
Median Household Income # 393 1st
Per Capita Income # 392 1st

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