Edgefield County is a county located on the western border of the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,985. Its county seat is Edgefield. Edgefield County has as part of its western border the Savannah River; across the river is Augusta, Georgia. Edgefield is part of the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 507 square miles (1,310 km²), of which 500 square miles (1,300 km²) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km²) (1.2%) is water.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 26,985 people, 9,348 households, and 6,706 families residing in the county. The population density was 53.9 inhabitants per square mile (20.8/km²). There were 10,559 housing units at an average density of 21.1 per square mile (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.6% white, 37.2% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin (of any race) made up 5.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 15.8% were American, 9.0% were English, 6.7% were Irish, and 5.1% were German.
Of the 9,348 households, 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.3% were non-families, and 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04. The median age was 40.3 years.
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