Fairfax, South Carolina

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Fairfax, South Carolina
Town
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
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Allendale
Area
 • Total 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 138 ft (42 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,025
 • Density 611/sq mi (236.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29827
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-243701
GNIS feature ID 12477042

Fairfax is a town in Allendale County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,025 at the 2010 census,3 a loss of over one-third of its population of 3,206 from 2000.1

History

The Virginia Durant Young House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.4

Geography

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).5

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 3,206
2010 2,025 −36.8%
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

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fairfax town, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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