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Time Zone: Edgefield County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Edgefield is the Seat for Edgefield County.

Edgefield County was founded in 1785.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Edgefield had a population of 25,752 people. This is an increase of 4.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 24,595 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Edgefield represented 0.61% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

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
200024,595The Last Census

More information can be found on the Edgefield County Census Page for Edgefield County.


Below are some of the communities located in Edgefield County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Edgefield County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Edgefield   4,3604,4492% decrease  
Johnston   2,3372,336  
Trenton   29122628.76% increase  

Websites for Edgefield County

Official Website:   www.edgefieldcounty.sc.gov/

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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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