Fairbury, Illinois Population 2021

3,604
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Fairbury is a city located in Livingston County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 3,604, it is the 389th largest city in Illinois and the 5697th largest city in the United States . Fairbury is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -4.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,757 in 2010. Fairbury reached it's highest population of 3,968 in 2000. Spanning over 2 miles, Fairbury has a population density of 2,014 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairbury is $65,557 with a poverty rate of 12.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $698 per month, and the median house value is $105,600. The median age in Fairbury is 41.2 years, 40.1 years for males, and 44.8 years for females.

Fairbury Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairbury was:

  • White: 97.06%
  • Black or African American: 1.88%
  • Asian: 1.06%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Fairbury, Illinois is 3,604 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,631.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,757.

Fairbury, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,46697.06%
Black or African American671.88%
Asian381.06%
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Fairbury Population by Race

Fairbury Population Pyramid $2021

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Fairbury Median Age

41.2


Total

40.1


Male

44.8


Female

Fairbury Adults

There are 2,808 adults, (820 of whom are seniors) in Fairbury.

Fairbury Age Dependency

79.6

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairbury Sex Ratio

Female

1,888

52.87%

Male

1,683

47.13%

Fairbury Population by Age

Fairbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fairbury Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married85%15%
Female70.1%29.9%
All68.8%31.2%
Non Family46.6%53.4%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairbury Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5822.2168.8
Married6992.6485
Non Family5951.4646.6
Female2342.670.1
Male543.39100

2.64

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Fairbury Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade773.17%
9th to 12th Grade793.25%
High School Graduate1,25751.69%
Some College42817.60%
Associates Degree27911.47%
Bachelors Degree1666.83%
Graduate Degree1466.00%
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Fairbury Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairbury Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,2702,145274
Hispanic9564
Asian383838
Black2929

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Fairbury Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,351$45,457$25,423
Less Than 9th Grade$28,750$$
High School Graduate$32,156$37,468$23,594
Some College$28,750$54,208$24,952
Bachelors Degree$$$51,161
Graduate Degree$56,842$48,229$65,673

$35,351

Average Earnings

$45,457

Average Male

$25,423

Average Female

Fairbury Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairbury Language by Age

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Fairbury Language

98.34% of Fairbury residents speak only English, while 1.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.24% of the population.

Fairbury Language

Fairbury Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,0542397.83%
Hispanic26813650.75%
Black6767100.00%

12.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.13%

Male Poverty Rate

13.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairbury is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairbury is White, with 7.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.69%.

Fairbury Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College8.60%
High School5.97%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Fairbury Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.71%
Female Employed9.36%
Male Employed5.79%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Fairbury Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairbury Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,833$65,557
Families$69,389$81,051
Married Families$83,750-
Non Families$30,266$39,091
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Income by Household Type

Fairbury Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairbury Married by Age and Sex

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Fairbury Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairbury Marital Status by Race

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Fairbury Marital Status

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248

Number of Veterans

248

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam124
Second Gulf War53
First Gulf War41
Korea21
World War II5

Fairbury Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7493
75+87
35 to 5429
55 to 6427
18 to 3412

Fairbury Veterans by Age

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Fairbury Veterans by Race

Fairbury Veterans by Education

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5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairbury Veterans by Education

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67%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fairbury Employment by Age

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Fairbury Employment by Race

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Fairbury Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.08%

Born in Fairbury

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Fairbury residents were born in the United States, with 82.08% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fairbury Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,604-9-0.25%
20203,613-9-0.25%
20193,622-9-0.25%
20183,631-8-0.22%
20173,63910.03%
20163,638-20-0.55%
20153,658-37-1.00%
20143,695-46-1.23%
20133,741-37-0.98%
20123,778-27-0.71%
20113,80520.05%
20103,803-165-0.42%
20003,9683250.86%
19903,643990.28%
19803,5441850.54%
19703,3594221.35%
19602,9374050.37%
19202,532270.11%
19102,5050.00%

Fairbury Population by Year