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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fairfax is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairfax is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfax who work in maintenance occupations (14.09%), sales jobs (12.70%), and office and administrative support (10.62%).

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

The percentage of people in Fairfax with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.48% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fairfax in 2010 was $10,502, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $42,008 for a family of four. Fairfax also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.85% 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, German, and Italian.

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

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