Fairbury, Illinois Population 2024

3,556

Fairbury is a city located in Livingston County Illinois. Fairbury has a 2024 population of 3,556. Fairbury is currently declining at a rate of -0.67% annually and its population has decreased by -2.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,633 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairbury is $82,063 with a poverty rate of 2.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairbury is 44.3 years, 44.3 years for males, and 44.4 years for females.

Fairbury Demographics

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

  • White: 96.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Black or African American: 1.55%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,986.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.12% (-77)
The current population of Fairbury, Illinois is 3,556 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,633.

Fairbury, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,58796.14%
Two or more races862.31%
Black or African American581.55%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fairbury Population by Race

Fairbury Population Pyramid 2024

Fairbury Median Age

44.3

Total

44.3

Male

44.4

Female

Fairbury Adults

There are 2,790 adults, (904 of whom are seniors) in Fairbury.

Fairbury Age Dependency

97.8

Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairbury Sex Ratio

Female2,04654.84%
Male1,68545.16%

Fairbury Population by Age

Fairbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5962.365.934.1
Married7742.6680.119.9
Non Family453035.164.9
Female3232.9875.524.5
Male464.2260.939.1
showing: 5 rows

2.72

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairbury Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairbury Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairbury Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.38%.

Fairbury Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,471

Average Earnings

$55,372

Average Male

$36,467

Average Female

Fairbury Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairbury Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairbury Language

98.88% of Fairbury residents speak only English, while 1.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.12% of the population.

Fairbury Language

Fairbury Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4747100%
White3,335290.87%
showing: 2 rows

2.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.48%

Male Poverty Rate

3.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairbury is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairbury is White, with 0.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 1.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.59%.

Fairbury Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.89%
High School3.15%
Some College1.69%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Fairbury Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0.97%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Fairbury Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairbury Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairbury Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairbury Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Fairbury Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairbury Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

246

Number of Veterans

246

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Fairbury Veterans by War

count

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Fairbury Veterans by Age

count

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Fairbury Veterans by Race

Fairbury Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairbury Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fairbury Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairbury Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairbury Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.4%

Born in Fairbury

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Fairbury residents were born in the United States, with 81.4% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fairbury Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,436-24-0.69%
20283,460-24-0.69%
20273,484-24-0.68%
20263,508-24-0.68%
20253,532-24-0.67%
20243,556-24-0.67%
20233,580-24-0.67%
20223,604-24-0.66%
20213,628-5-0.14%
20203,633210.58%
20193,612-10-0.28%
20183,622-12-0.33%
20173,634-4-0.11%
20163,638-24-0.66%
20153,662-33-0.89%
20143,695-49-1.31%
20133,744-35-0.93%
20123,779-29-0.76%
20113,80820.05%
20103,806-162-4.08%
20003,9683258.92%
19903,643992.79%
19803,5441855.51%
19703,35942214.37%
19602,93740516%
19202,532271.08%
19102,505
showing: 27 rows

Fairbury Population by Year