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Fairfield County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 23,627 (22% urban, 78% rural); it was 23,454 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,966
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,023
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,799
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,430 (it was 1,975 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 687 sq. mi.

Water area: 23.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairfield County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (23.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (17.2%), Retail trade (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Fairfield County, South Carolina:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (56.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (37.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 11,270  (47.7%)
Females: 12,357  (52.3%)
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Fairfield County,SC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Fairfield County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,673 ($30,376 in 1999)

This county:

$35,673
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $486 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $578)
This county:

$486
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $103,207 (it was $63,100 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$103,207
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,593 - $202,083
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,035
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $358

Institutionalized population: 318

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 12
  • Assaults: 196
  • Burglaries: 222
  • Thefts: 293
  • Auto thefts: 44

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 17
  • Assaults: 201
  • Burglaries: 205
  • Thefts: 390
  • Auto thefts: 51
Fairfield County, SC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 104 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2005: 106 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2006: 92 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2008: 37 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2010: 32 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2014: 64 buildings, average cost: $139,000
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $957 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $437 (0.5%)

Fairfield County household income distribution in 2013 Fairfield County home values distribution in 2013 Fairfield County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.8%
Fairfield County:

21.8%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 6.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.1% for other race residents, 46.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.1 years old
(Males: 44.4 years old, Females: 45.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.0 years old, Black residents: 40.8 years old, Asian residents: 47.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 42.4 years old, Other race residents: 29.9 years old)

Area name: Columbia, SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fairfield County is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $781 a month.

Cities in this county include: Winnsboro, Winnsboro Mills, Monticello-Salem, Ridgeway, Jenkinsville.

Fairfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Atoka County, Oklahoma , Bolivar County, Mississippi , Grant County, Arkansas , Lancaster County , Lauderdale County, Alabama , Fulton County, Georgia , Scott County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.9%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 646
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 451 (34.2% naturalized citizens)

Fairfield County:

1.9%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Fairfield County population
  • 1772010 or later
  • 812000 to 2009
  • 971990 to 1999
  • 371980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 24Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.6%

Fairfield County marital status for males Fairfield County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,386
  • One, attached: 51
  • Two: 137
  • 3 or 4: 71
  • 5 to 9: 320
  • 10 to 19: 163
  • 20 or more: 43
  • Mobile homes: 2,701

Housing units in Fairfield County with a mortgage: 2,678 (41 second mortgage, 230 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,110

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fairfield County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,89440
Black Protestant3,46721
Mainline Protestant1,79019
Other5612
Catholic1051
None10,139-
Fairfield County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Fairfield County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Fairfield County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fairfield County:

14.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

34.4%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Fairfield County:

Average size of farms: 238 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $68,804
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $92.01
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,158
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,120
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.66
Corn for grain: 299 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 151 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Earthquake activity:

Fairfield County-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from Fairfield County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 189.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from Fairfield County center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 152.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-843: September 22, 1989, FEMA Id: 843, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: March 28, 1984 to March 29, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-700: March 30, 1984, FEMA Id: 700, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (27%)
  • South Africa (22%)
  • India (13%)
  • Ukraine (11%)
  • Peru (9%)
  • Colombia (8%)
  • Germany (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fairfield County


  • African (19%)
  • American (17%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)

Fairfield County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,912 (82.6%)
  • Carpooled: 972 (11.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 52 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 126 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 286 (3.4%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Fairfield County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 275 people in nursing homes
  • 58 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Fairfield County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 246 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 53 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,720.

4.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,997 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.35% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($28,041 average AGI)
1.20% relocated from other states ($13,956 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

1.20%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richland County, SC  1.47% ($34,924 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.40% ($44,563)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.27% ($30,364)
from Chester County, SC  0.26% ($35,952)
from Newberry County, SC  0.22% ($25,500)


5.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.31% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($22,517 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($6,148 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

1.28%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  2.01% ($27,902 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.49% ($28,200)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.38% ($32,613)
to Chester County, SC  0.23% ($23,579)
to York County, SC  0.22% ($32,056)
to Newberry County, SC  0.19% ($17,933)
to Lancaster County, SC  0.12% ($29,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Fairfield County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Fairfield County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Fairfield County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,979 (3,042 aged, 937 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 517 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Fairfield County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (596)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (263)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (242)
  • Unspecified dementia (197)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (150)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (141)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (133)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (104)
  • Congestive heart failure (75)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (70)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,148
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 104
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,434

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,393
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,256
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 138.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,627
  • In family households: 19,820 (2,521 male householders, 3,362 female householders)
    3,816 spouses, 6,793 children (6,390 natural, 97 adopted, 302 stepchildren), 1,579 grandchildren, 510 brothers or sisters, 379 parents, 472 other relatives, 440 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,425 (1,547 male householders (1,461 living alone)), 1,658 female householders (1,537 living alone)), 226 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 373

Size of family households: 3,155 2-persons, 1,585 3-persons, 756 4-persons, 290 5-persons, 79 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,000 1-person, 215 2-persons.

1,593 married couples with children.
2,026 single-parent households (419 men, 1,607 women).

96.8% of residents of Fairfield speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $139,774,000 ($5,790 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,434,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $58,532,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,973,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $258,000
Federal grants: $42,171,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,736,000 ($3,277,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,104,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $102,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,812,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,021,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,712
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,490
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +27
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +383
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Fairfield County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.29 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.6

Year house built in Fairfield County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Fairfield County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 742010 to 2013
  • 1,1112000 to 2009
  • 2,5091990 to 1999
  • 2,1131980 to 1989
  • 2,3041970 to 1979
  • 1,1411960 to 1969
  • 1,1271950 to 1959
  • 4841940 to 1949
  • 7151939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fairfield County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fairfield County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Fairfield County population
  • 01 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 1323 rooms
  • 4794 rooms
  • 1,3105 rooms
  • 2,1246 rooms
  • 1,0947 rooms
  • 7368 rooms
  • 8179+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fairfield County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Fairfield County population
  • 01 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 2153 rooms
  • 6344 rooms
  • 7685 rooms
  • 3326 rooms
  • 2467 rooms
  • 728 rooms
  • 469+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fairfield County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fairfield County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Fairfield County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1541 bedroom
  • 9732 bedrooms
  • 4,2583 bedrooms
  • 1,1624 bedrooms
  • 1415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fairfield County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Fairfield County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2101 bedroom
  • 9772 bedrooms
  • 8403 bedrooms
  • 2514 bedrooms
  • 575+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Fairfield County population
  • 312no vehicle
  • 1,8061 vehicle
  • 2,4802 vehicles
  • 1,4233 vehicles
  • 4374 vehicles
  • 2595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Fairfield County population
  • 516no vehicle
  • 9871 vehicle
  • 6412 vehicles
  • 643 vehicles
  • 1094 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

95.1% of Fairfield County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in South Carolina.

Fairfield County:

95.1%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19,101
  • Other state: 3,832
  • Northeast: 999
  • Midwest: 607
  • South: 2,086
  • West: 133
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fairfield County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.4%Electricity
  • 18.0%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 68.7%Electricity
  • 16.6%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 241
Here:

11.3%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 194
Here:

14.8%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 138
Here:

20.9%
South Carolina:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fairfield County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,190,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,749,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,702,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,153,000
    Regular Highways: $885,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $809,000
    General - Other: $747,000
    Financial Administration: $726,000
    Parks & Recreation: $527,000
    Housing & Community Development: $404,000
    General Public Buildings: $265,000
    Fire Protection: $220,000
    Health Services - Other: $97,000
    Transit Utilities: $48,000
    Air Transportation: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $227,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $857,000
    Central Staff: $140,000
    Corrections - Other: $109,000
    Police Protection: $85,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Regular Highways: $26,000
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000
    General - Other: $10,000
    Judicial: $7,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,114,000

Fairfield County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $17,000
  • Charges - All Other: $380,000
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000
    Parks & Recreation: $53,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $452,000
    Housing & Community Development: $234,000
    Health & Hospitals: $158,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $747,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $142,000
    Rents: $43,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $139,000
    General Support: $80,000
    Public Welfare: $65,000
    Highways: $32,000
    Health & Hospitals: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,037,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $219,000
    NEC: $163,000
    Other Selective Sales: $133,000

Fairfield County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,785,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,410,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $375,000

Fairfield County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,576,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 850
  • Number of aged recipients: 119
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 731
  • Number of recipients under 18: 144
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 462
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 244
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 338
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 345
Fairfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fairfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Fairfield County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23170.1 years
John21171.9 years
Willie16272.5 years
Mary16078.0 years
Robert12971.2 years
William12574.2 years
Annie7378.9 years
George7171.6 years
David6367.2 years
Henry5575.2 years
Most common last names in Fairfield County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10170.9 years
Branham9574.4 years
Davis9173.7 years
Smith9075.4 years
Belton7270.4 years
Brown6573.3 years
Young6568.1 years
Jackson6075.0 years
Murphy5675.0 years
Kennedy5674.0 years
Businesses in Fairfield County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Ramada1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Days Inn1True Value1
Dunkin Donuts1UPS2
FedEx1Waffle House1
H&R Block1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's2