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Edgefield, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Edgefield had a population of 4,601 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Edgefield: Edgefield Court House.

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


Total Population 4,601
Daytime Population: Workers 1,415
Daytime Population: Residents 1,975
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,390
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,588
Population in Familes 2,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,013
Population Density2 1,096
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $26,775
Average Household Income $47,882
Per Capita Income $15,924


Total Housing Units 1,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 629 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 475 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $95,735
Average Home Value $164,643


Total Households 1,104
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 675
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 -0.44% 0.1%
Households 0.06% 0.18%
Families 0.72% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.29%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

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, 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 # 105 74th
Population Density # 107 73rd
Diversity Index # 20 95th
Median Household Income # 366 8th
Per Capita Income # 356 10th

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