Fairfax, SC

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2019 Population
2,175
3.92% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
35.6
11.9% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
23.8%
10% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$31,838
22.2% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$54,000
11.8% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
837
33.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Fairfax, SC had a population of 2.18k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $31,838. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Fairfax, SC grew from 2,093 to 2,175, a 3.92% increase and its median household income grew from $26,050 to $31,838, a 22.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairfax, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (78.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (14.6%), Other (Hispanic) (6.48%), White (Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Fairfax, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.1% of the residents in Fairfax, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Fairfax, SC was $54,000, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%. Most people in Fairfax, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairfax, SC was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Fairfax, SC is home to a population of 2.18k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.89% of Fairfax, SC residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

In 2019, there were 5.42 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.72k people) in Fairfax, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 317 White (Non-Hispanic) and 141 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairfax, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.72k ± 294
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    317 ± 134
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    141 ± 129
6.48%
Hispanic Population
141 people

In 2019, there were 5.42 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.72k people) in Fairfax, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 317 White (Non-Hispanic) and 141 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.48% of the people in Fairfax, SC are hispanic (141 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.89%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
41 people
0.717%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
15 people

As of 2019, 1.89% of Fairfax, SC residents (41 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fairfax, SC was 0.717%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 5.7
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Fairfax, SC was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Fairfax, SC are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Fairfax, SC residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    64,736 ± 6,206 people
  2. India
    14,943 ± 2,997 people
  3. Honduras
    11,181 ± 2,593 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 64,736 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 14,943 and Honduras with 11,181.

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Citizenship

98.1%
2019 Citizenship
99.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.1% of Fairfax, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Fairfax, SC was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    42 ± 42
  2. Vietnam
    24 ± 34
  3. World War II
    8 ± 16

Fairfax, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Fairfax, SC is $31,838. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Fairfax, SC was Census Tract 9704 with a value of $36,917, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,921. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Fairfax, SC employs 837 people. The largest industries in Fairfax, SC are Manufacturing (159 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (122 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (114 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($51,488), Manufacturing ($30,042), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($29,306).

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,838
2019 value
± $18,211
22.2%
1 Year Growth
± 51.7%

Households in Fairfax, SC have a median annual income of $31,838, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $26,050 in 2018, which represents a 22.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,300
Average Male Salary in South Carolina
± $1,526
$43,921
Average Female Salary in South Carolina
± $1,088

In 2019, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Carolina
  1. Asian
    $57,024 ± $9,306
  2. White
    $51,354 ± $1,131
  3. American Indian
    $44,350 ± $16,152

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairfax, SC is from South Carolina.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9704
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairfax, SC was Census Tract 9704 with a value of $36,917, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairfax, SC (509 out of 2.14k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    506 ± 160
  2. White
    3 ± 64
  3. Native American
    0 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairfax, SC is Black, followed by White and Native American.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

837
2019 Value
± 216
33.5%
1 Year growth
± 29.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Fairfax, SC grew at a rate of 33.5%, from 627 employees to 837 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairfax, SC, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (161 people), Production Occupations (106 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (98 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairfax, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fairfax, SC, by number of employees, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (161 people), Production Occupations (106 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (98 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fairfax, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.26 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (5.03 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fairfax, SC, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($77,917), Management Occupations ($77,760), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($44,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

837
2019 Value
± 216
33.5%
1 Year growth
± 29.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Fairfax, SC grew at a rate of 33.5%, from 627 employees to 837 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairfax, SC, are Manufacturing (159 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (122 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (114 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairfax, SC, though some of these residents may live in Fairfax, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fairfax, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (159 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (122 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (114 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fairfax, SC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.19 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (3.4 times), and Public Administration (2.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fairfax, SC, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($51,488), Manufacturing ($30,042), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($29,306).

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Domestic Trade

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. $29B
  2. $25.7B
  3. $22.6B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Machinery with $29B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($25.7B) and Plastics/rubber ($22.6B).

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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$252B
2018 Value in South Carolina
$524B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
108% growth

In 2018, total outbound South Carolina trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 108% to $524B by 2045.

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. $29.3B
  2. $19.1B
  3. $9.21B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $29.3B, followed by Georgia with $19.1B and Louisiana and $9.21B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Allendale County, SC went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 76.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (22%), followed by Other (1.89%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Allendale County, SC
76.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 76.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairfax, SC was $54,000 in 2019, which is 0.225 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $61,200 to $54,000, a 11.8% decrease. The homeownership rate in Fairfax, SC is 59.1%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Fairfax, SC have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairfax, SC is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$54,000
2019 Median
± $10,617
$61,200
2018 Median
± $17,980

In 2019, the median property value in Fairfax, SC declined from to $54,000 from the previous year's value of $61,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fairfax, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfax, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $35k - $40k range.

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Household Income

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$31,838
Median Household Income
± $18,211
793
Number of Households
± 175

In 2019, the median household income of the 793 households in Fairfax, SC grew to $31,838 from the previous year's value of $26,050.

The following chart displays the households in Fairfax, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fairfax, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfax, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.1%
2019 Homeownership
57.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 59.1% of the housing units in Fairfax, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fairfax, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairfax, SC have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.91% of the workforce in Fairfax, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (86.7%)
  2. Carpooled (13%)
  3. Other (0.364%)

In 2019, 86.7% of workers in Fairfax, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (0.364%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fairfax, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fairfax, SC have 3 cars, followed by false.

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Health

87.5% of the population of Fairfax, SC has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 29.7% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 8.74% on non-group plans, and 1.03% 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 Allendale County, SC see 1272 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1286 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2172 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 869 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.4%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,272 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Allendale County, SC

Primary care physicians in Allendale County, SC see an average of 1,272 patients per year. This represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1,286 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in South Carolina
$4,235
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,491
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,298
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.5%
Uninsured
36.7%
Employer Coverage
29.7%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
8.74%
Non-Group
1.03%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairfax, SC declined by 11.8% from 14.1% to 12.5%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 23.4% prevalence
  2. 22.3% prevalence
  3. 21.4% prevalence

Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 23.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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