Fairbury, Nebraska Population 2024

3,803

Fairbury is a city located in Jefferson County Nebraska. Fairbury has a 2024 population of 3,803. It is also the county seat of Jefferson County. Fairbury is currently declining at a rate of -1.09% annually and its population has decreased by -4.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,971 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairbury is $62,060 with a poverty rate of 16.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairbury is 40.9 years, 39.1 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Fairbury Demographics

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

  • White: 91.98%
  • Two or more races: 5.83%
  • Black or African American: 1.41%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Asian: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,499.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.23% (-168)
The current population of Fairbury, Nebraska is 3,803 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,971.

Fairbury, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,59991.98%
Two or more races2285.83%
Black or African American551.41%
Other race270.69%
Native American20.05%
Asian20.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairbury Population by Race

Fairbury Population Pyramid 2024

Fairbury Median Age

40.9

Total

39.1

Male

44.2

Female

Fairbury Adults

There are 3,079 adults, (852 of whom are seniors) in Fairbury.

Fairbury Age Dependency

75.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairbury Sex Ratio

Female2,15455.05%
Male1,75944.95%

Fairbury Population by Age

Fairbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6772.2659.640.4
Non Family8301.2544.155.9
Married6513.1577.122.9
Female1573.6277.122.9
Male393.4928.271.8

3.12

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairbury Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1174.26%
9th to 12th Grade1967.13%
High School Graduate1,09239.72%
Some College54019.64%
Associates Degree31311.39%
Bachelors Degree38714.08%
Graduate Degree1043.78%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,4052,165467
Hispanic27622119
2+ Races15513812
Other Race2700
Black20200
Asian222
Native American100

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Fairbury Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,307$46,840$34,348
Less Than 9th Grade$0$11,801$26,813
High School Graduate$35,964$44,107$27,321
Some College$41,875$63,125$39,896
Bachelors Degree$44,886$50,667$41,306
Graduate Degree$61,875$61,250$0

$40,307

Average Earnings

$46,840

Average Male

$34,348

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

95.9% of Fairbury residents speak only English, while 4.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.56% of the population.

Fairbury Language

Fairbury Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,32448314.53%
Multiple22710747.14%
Hispanic306289.15%

16.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.47%

Male Poverty Rate

18.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairbury is Multiple, with 47.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairbury is Hispanic, with 9.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.11%.

Fairbury Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.17%
High School20.36%
Some College11.45%
Bachelors or Greater8.21%

Fairbury Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed9.73%
Female Employed7.16%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Fairbury Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairbury Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$47,518$62,060
Families$56,940$73,270
Married Families$59,915$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,250$46,281

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairbury Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairbury Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairbury Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

165

Number of Veterans

157

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam74
First Gulf War28
Korea19
Second Gulf War12
World War II6

Fairbury Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+54
35 to 5436
65 to 7433
55 to 6430
18 to 3412

Fairbury Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1465.08%
2+ Races1912.26%
Hispanic165.8%

Fairbury Veterans by Race

Fairbury Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairbury Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

1%

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

71.05%

Born in Fairbury

96.75%

Native Born

3.25%

Foreign Born

1.07%

Non Citizen

2.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.75% of Fairbury residents were born in the United States, with 71.05% having been born in Nebraska. 1.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairbury Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,593-42-1.16%
20283,635-42-1.14%
20273,677-42-1.13%
20263,719-42-1.12%
20253,761-42-1.1%
20243,803-42-1.09%
20233,845-42-1.08%
20223,887-13-0.33%
20213,900-71-1.79%
20203,9713599.94%
20193,612-25-0.69%
20183,637-61-1.65%
20173,698-3-0.08%
20163,701-33-0.88%
20153,734-50-1.32%
20143,784-119-3.05%
20133,903-22-0.56%
20123,925-12-0.3%
20113,937110.28%
20103,926-336-7.88%
20004,262-73-1.68%
19904,335-550-11.26%
19804,885-380-7.22%
19705,265-307-5.51%
19605,572-823-12.87%
19506,395911.44%
19406,3041121.81%
19306,19273813.53%
19205,4541603.02%
19105,2942,15468.6%
19003,14051019.39%
18902,63000%
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Fairbury Population by Year