Fairfield County, SC

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2020 Population
22,406
0.705% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
47.1
1.51% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.5%
11.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,861
14.8% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$106,900
3.79% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Fairfield County, SC had a population of 22.4k people with a median age of 47.1 and a median household income of $43,861. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Fairfield County, SC declined from 22,565 to 22,406, a −0.705% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,213 to $43,861, a 14.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairfield County, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (57.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%), White (Hispanic) (1.14%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.643%).

None of the households in Fairfield County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Fairfield County, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Fairfield County, SC was $106,900, and the homeownership rate was 75.3%.

Most people in Fairfield County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairfield County, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Fairfield County, SC is home to a population of 22.4k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.482% of Fairfield County, SC residents were born outside of the country (108 people).

In 2020, there were 1.5 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.8k people) in Fairfield County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.54k White (Non-Hispanic) and 359 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Fairfield County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Fairfield County, SC was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairfield County, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 294
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.54k ± 49
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    359 ± 245
2.29%
Hispanic Population
513 people

In 2020, there were 1.5 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.8k people) in Fairfield County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.54k White (Non-Hispanic) and 359 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.29% of the people in Fairfield County, SC are hispanic (513 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fairfield County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.482%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
108 people
0.722%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
163 people

As of 2020, 0.482% of Fairfield County, SC residents (108 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fairfield County, SC was 0.722%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    527 ± 167
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    230 ± 129
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    195 ± 110

Fairfield County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Fairfield County, SC employs 9.78k people. The largest industries in Fairfield County, SC are Manufacturing (1,612 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,145 people), and Retail Trade (978 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($58,214), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,833), and Wholesale Trade ($53,141).

Occupations

9.78k
2020 Value
± 920
8.17%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fairfield County, SC grew at a rate of 8.17%, from 9.04k employees to 9.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairfield County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,256 people), Production Occupations (1,145 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,061 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairfield County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.78k
2020 Value
± 920
8.17%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fairfield County, SC grew at a rate of 8.17%, from 9.04k employees to 9.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairfield County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,612 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,145 people), and Retail Trade (978 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairfield County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Fairfield County, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,881
Median earning men ± $4,773
$25,684
Median earning women ± $3,593

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($81,023), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,385), and Wholesale Trade ($54,006).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,158), Construction ($43,007), and Wholesale Trade ($40,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 80
    Manufacturing
  2. 79
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 71
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $38.2B
  2. $32.1B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $38.2B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($32.1B) and Machinery ($26.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$285B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
115% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $285B. This is expected to increase 115% to $613B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $30.1B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $30.1B, followed by Georgia with $22.4B and Texas and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Fairfield County, SC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.643%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.689% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.19M), Some college (911k), and Bachelors Degree (677k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Fairfield County, SC was $106,900 in 2020, which is 0.465 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $103,000 to $106,900, a 3.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairfield County, SC is 75.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Fairfield County, SC have an average commute time of 30.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairfield County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$106,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,765
$7,014
Median Property Taxes
±$687

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfield County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fairfield County, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%
Homeownership
2020
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.3% of the housing units in Fairfield County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fairfield County, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,861
Median Household Income
± $5,846
9.32k
Number of Households
± 879

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.32k households in Fairfield County, SC grew to $43,861 from the previous year's value of $38,213.

The following chart displays the households in Fairfield County, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairfield County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (89%)
  2. Carpooled (5.53%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.81%)

In 2020, 89% of workers in Fairfield County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.53%) and those who worked at home (2.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairfield County, SC have a longer commute time (30.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Fairfield County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fairfield County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fairfield County, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairfield County, SC (4.1k out of 22.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairfield County, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91.1% of the population of Fairfield County, SC has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 2.03% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, SC see 2800 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (2512 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3724 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 972 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,800 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairfield County, SC

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, SC see an average of 2,800 patients per year. This represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (2,512 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairfield County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.9% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.94%
Uninsured
39.6%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
2.03%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairfield County, SC declined by 14.8% from 10.5% to 8.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fairfield County, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 86.3 in Fairfield County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 45.2% in Fairfield County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.2% in Fairfield County, SC.

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