Edgefield County

Established in 1785, Edgefield County is a part of the Aiken/Augusta MSA, and is located on the Savannah river, just north of Augusta and northwest of Aiken County. The county’s economy is balanced with approximately equal sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, and services. Today Edgefield County is known as peach country, and home to the largest peach producer east of the Mississippi.

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 25,464. The median age is 41.69.

Educational Attainment

26.69% of the population in Edgefield County have an Associate’s degree or higher. 83.81% have a high school degree or higher.

Labor Force

Edgefield County has a labor force of 10,626 people, with an unemployment rate of 2.5%.

Income and Spending

Households in Edgefield County earn a median yearly income of $54,926. 38.04% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average $59,179 per year. The majority of earnings get spent on Shelter, Transportation, Food and Beverages, Health Care, and Utilities.


There are 52% 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.


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Available Sites & Buildings

If you’re thinking about bringing your business to South Carolina’s Western region, we’re ready to accommodate you with a broad variety of existing facilities and ready-to-build sites.


The region’s workforce is consistently growing in both number and skill. In 2014, Saluda and Edgefield Counties became Certified Work Ready Communities. This certification makes communities more attractive to existing and new businesses because it demonstrates that a community is home to a skilled workforce.