Edgefield County is one of the largest peach producers in the United States with thousands of rural acres that color the area in a blaze of peach blossoms every spring. In April, Johnston celebrates this spectacular display of nature with its annual Peach Blossom Festival, and in nearby Trenton the annual Peach Festival in June draws thousands of people from all over the southeast.
Edgefield County is also home of the National Wild Turkey Federation headquarters, which is one of the most respected conservation organizations of its kind in the United States. Edgefield has a proud history. Ten of South Carolina’s governors have come from the county, and the town boasts many historical structures.
The total population of Edgefield County is 26,559. The median age is 41.88.
28.14% of the population in Edgefield County have an Associate’s degree or higher. 82.63% have a high school degree or higher.
Edgefield County has a labor force of 11,203 people, with an unemployment rate of 2.9%.
Income and Spending
Households in Edgefield County earn a median yearly income of 53,101. 35.31% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average 53,394 per year. The majority of earnings get spent on Shelter, Transportation, Food and Beverages, Health Care, and Utilities.
There are 215% more households who own their homes than there are renters.
Residents spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work. Edgefield County is served by 26 airports within 50 miles. Rail can be accessed within the community. Interstates can be accessed within the community.