Fairfax, SC
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Fairfax is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,822 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairfax is the 147th largest community in South Carolina.

Fairfax is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fairfax is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfax who work in office and administrative support (14.86%), maintenance occupations (13.02%), and sales jobs (12.35%).

In Fairfax, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.96 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Fairfax does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Fairfax rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.05% of adults 25 and older in Fairfax have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Fairfax in 2010 was $12,014, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,056 for a family of four. Fairfax also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.05% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Fairfax is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fairfax home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairfax residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Fairfax include African, English, Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Fairfax is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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