Living in Fairfield, IA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Fairfield SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
10

Fairfield, IA Crime Report

354
Total Crimes
3,424.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
33.34%
Above National Average

Fairfield, IA Cost Of Living

83
Fairfield's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Fairfield, Iowa Info Snack

Fairfield is a city in, and the county seat of, Jefferson County, Iowa, United States. It has a population totaling 9,464 people according to the 2010 census. It is a Midwestern city surrounded by rolling farmlands filled with corn, soybean, cattle, and hogs with a median family income of $46,138 (10% of families below the poverty line). The city became the county seat in 1839 with 110 residents and grew to 650 by 1847. Its library was established in 1853, and it held its first fair in 1854. Early architecture includes work by George Franklin Barber and Barry Byrne, who trained under Frank Lloyd Wright.
Population
10,216
Unemployment
9.0%
Poverty
15.8%
Median Home
$101,900
Median Income
$36,266
Median Rent
$661

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Map Of Fairfield, IA

Population over time in Fairfield

Year Population % Change
2017 10,216 0.9%
2016 10,125 1.8%
2015 9,942 2.1%
2014 9,739 1.3%
2013 9,615 1.7%
2012 9,450 -0.1%
2011 9,462 0.0%
2010 9,460 0.1%
2009 9,451 -
Crime/100k Fairfield IA USA
Violent Crime 154.8 250.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 1.7 5.0
Robbery 0.0 29.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 106.4 187.9 246.8
Property Crime 3269.8 1691.5 2199.5
Burglary 1073.8 352.6 376.0
Larceny 2041.2 1190.4 1594.6
Car Theft 154.8 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Fairfield

White
70.6% (7,213)
African American
2.4% (248)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
9.0% (916)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
1.9% (194)
Two Or More
12.5% (1,282)
Hispanic
3.6% (363)
Race Fairfield IA USA
White 70.6% 86.1% 61.1%
African American 2.4% 3.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 9.0% 2.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 1.9% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 12.5% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.6% 5.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Fairfield, Iowa

Less than $10,000
12.0% (122,379)
$10,000 to $14,999
11.0% (112,003)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.4% (137,277)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.6% (118,388)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.5% (148,185)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.9% (172,927)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.3% (74,491)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.7% (79,014)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (22,879)
$200,000 or more
3.3% (34,053)
Income Fairfield IA USA
Less than $10,000 12.0% 5.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 11.0% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.4% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.6% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.5% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.9% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.3% 14.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.7% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.3% 4.2% 7.0%

Gender in Fairfield

Female
49.9% (5,093)
Male
50.1% (5,122)
Gender Fairfield IA USA
Female 49.9% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 50.1% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Fairfield for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (204)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (408)
High School / GED
20.0% (2,043)
Some College
23.0% (2,349)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (1,123)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (2,145)
Master's Degree
13.0% (1,328)
Professional Degree
3.0% (306)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (306)
Education Fairfield IA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 20.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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