Fairfield County SC Information


Fairfield County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 23,515
Daytime Population: Workers 6,952
Daytime Population: Residents 13,964
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,916
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 23,238
Population in Familes 19,397
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $38,968
Average Household Income $54,010
Per Capita Income $21,786


Total Housing Units 11,973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,848 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,503 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,622 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $108,896
Average Home Value $173,427


Total Households 9,351
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 6,448
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 -0.26% -0.54%
Households -0.1% -0.49%
Families -0.27% -0.59%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.12%


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, 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 # 38 20th
Population Density # 44 7th
Diversity Index # 22 54th
Median Household Income # 28 41st
Per Capita Income # 28 41st

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