Fairfax, South Carolina

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Fairfax, South Carolina
Location of Fairfax, South Carolina
Location of Fairfax, South Carolina
Coordinates: 32°57′27″N 81°14′16″W / 32.95750°N 81.23778°W / 32.95750; -81.23778Coordinates: 32°57′27″N 81°14′16″W / 32.95750°N 81.23778°W / 32.95750; -81.23778
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyAllendale, Hampton
Area
 • Total3.31 sq mi (8.58 km2)
 • Land3.31 sq mi (8.58 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
138 ft (42 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,025
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,675
 • Density505.74/sq mi (195.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29827
Area code(s)803 and 839
FIPS code45-24370[3]
GNIS feature ID1247704[4]

Fairfax is a town in Allendale and Hampton counties, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,025 at the 2010 census,[5] a decline of over one-third of its population of 3,206 from 2000.[3]

History[edit]

The Virginia Durant Young House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[6]

Geography[edit]

Fairfax is located at 32°57′27″N 81°14′16″W / 32.95750°N 81.23778°W / 32.95750; -81.23778 (32.957633, -81.237794).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900301
191049965.8%
192095791.8%
19301,37643.8%
19401,3790.2%
19501,56713.6%
19601,81415.8%
19701,9376.8%
19802,15411.2%
19902,3177.6%
20003,20638.4%
20102,025−36.8%
Est. 20191,675[2]−17.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,206 people, 845 households, and 549 families residing in the town. The population density was 965.8 people per square mile (372.8/km2). There were 948 housing units at an average density of 285.6 per square mile (110.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 25.73% White, 73.46% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 845 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.1% were married couples living together, 29.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.13.

The town's population was spread out, with 18.8% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 180.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 195.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,083, and the median income for a family was $26,097. Males had a median income of $26,759 versus $19,471 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,940. About 26.4% of families and 37.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.8% of those under age 18 and 26.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fairfax town, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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