According to the most recent Fairfield County South Carolina demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Fairfield County shows it has a Population 2021 of 21,186 which is the smallest in terms of population of all the other counties in the local area. The county with the highest population in the area is Richland County which shows a population of 414,719 ( considerably bigger). Figure 3 uses the Fairfield County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Fairfield County South Carolina shows a decline of 2,770 (12%).
The total Fairfield County South Carolina greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Fairfield County shows it has a Population Change of -11.6% which is the smallest as measured by population percent change of all the other counties in the local area.
Looking at the Fairfield County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Fairfield County South Carolina indicates it has 31 people per square mile which is the smallest as measured by population density of all the other counties in the local area. The next higher in terms of population density is Union County 72.0% larger with population density of 53. The county with the highest population density in the area is Richland County which shows a people per square mile of 548 ( considerably bigger). Figure 6 provides Fairfield County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Fairfield County depicts it has a Median Age of 47.3 which is at the top of all other counties in the greater Fairfield County region.
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Fairfield County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Fairfield County South Carolina has the smallest proportion of people less than 20 years of age at 10.2% of the total. Second, it has the smallest proportion of people between 20 and 29 years old at 8.3% of the total. Third, it has the largest proportion of people between 50 and 59 yeasr old at 18.9% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Fairfield County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Fairfield County South Carolina has the largest proportion of White population at 57.3% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of Asian population at 0.4% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Fairfield County South Carolina Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Fairfield County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 2.4% which is less than most other counties in the metro area.
Fairfield County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Fairfield County has the smallest proportion of never married percent at 8% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent divorced at 9% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Fairfield County households. Fairfield County depicts it has a Family Size of 3.1 which is in the mid range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Kershaw County which depicts an average family size of 3.3 (only about 3.8% larger).
Looking at Fairfield County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Fairfield County shows it has a Married-couple family of 62% which is the smallest when ranked by percent of people in a husband and wife family of all the other counties in the metropolitan area. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Lancaster County which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 78% (25.1% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Fairfield County shows it has a Birth Rate of 5.4% which is in the mid range of other counties in the metropolitan area. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Chester County which depicts a birth rate of 7.1% (30.3% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the percentage of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 less than most other counties in the greater region at 17% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 58% of the total and is ranked #1. Third, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 40 to 44 at 18% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Fairfield County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Fairfield County depicts it has a Total Single People of 55% which is the second most percent single people of all the counties in the greater Fairfield County region. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Richland County which depicts a percent single of 58% (only about 5.9% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Fairfield County is 9.0% larger. Also, compared to the state of South Carolina, percent of people who are single for any reason of 50%, Fairfield County is 10.2% larger.
Fairfield County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next section of demographic information provides detailed data Fairfield County residents including: immigrants, citizenship, immigration, country of origin, non citizens and more. To start, Figure 17 shows a high level view of citizenship. Fairfield County South Carolina has the smallest proportion of citizens born In US at 0% of the total. Second, it has the smallest proportion of citizens by naturalization at 0% of the total. The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 47% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of non citizens who entered the US before 1990 at 5% of the total.
Fairfield County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
Fairfield County, South Carolina Demographics Data
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