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The 2000 Census showed that Edgefield County had a population of 24,595 people. This represented 0.61% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Edgefield had a population of 25,752 people. This is an increase of 4.7% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201026,985+9.72%+4.79% since 2009
200925,752+4.7%+0.64% since 2008
200825,588+4.04%+0.67% since 2007
200725,417+3.34%+0.94% since 2006
200625,180+2.38%-0.9% since 2005
200525,409+3.31%+0.89% since 2004
200425,184+2.39%+1.03% since 2003
200324,928+1.35%+1.17% since 2002
200224,639+0.18%+0.51% since 2001
200124,515-0.33%-0.33% since 2000
200024,595The Last Census

Edgefield County had 9,223 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Edgefield County has a total area<3> of 506 square miles [1,311 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.64 square miles [12.03 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Edgefield County had a population density of 49 people per square mile [18.92 people/km²], making it the state's 35th most densely populated county (out of 46 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Edgefield County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Edgefield and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Edgefield County QuickFact (QF-45037).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Edgefield County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Edgefield County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Columbia (GA)QF-13073   SW112,95889,28826.51%
Richmond (GA)QF-13245   S199,768199,775---
AikenQF-45003   SE156,017142,5529.45%
GreenwoodQF-45047   NW69,67166,2715.13%
McCormickQF-45065   W10,1409,9581.83%
SaludaQF-45081   NE19,09419,181-0.45%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Edgefield. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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