Fairfax, California Population 2022

7,637
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Fairfax is a city located in Marin County California. With a 2020 population of 7,637, it is the 538th largest city in California and the 5020th largest city in the United States. Fairfax is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 0.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,605 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Fairfax has a population density of 3,428 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairfax is $124,616 with a poverty rate of 10.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,956 per month, and the median house value is $858,500. The median age in Fairfax is 47.8 years, 47.6 years for males, and 49.1 years for females.

Fairfax Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairfaxwas:

  • White: 87.23%
  • Two or more races: 4.85%
  • Asian: 4.26%
  • Other race: 2.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.88%
  • Black or African American: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Fairfax, California is 7,637 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,605.

Fairfax, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,65587.23%
Black or African American210.28%
Asian3254.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander670.88%
Some Other Race1912.50%
Two or More Races3704.85%
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Fairfax Population by Race

Fairfax Population Pyramid 2022

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Fairfax Median Age

47.6


Total

47.5


Male

47.9


Female

Fairfax Adults

There are 6,332 adults, (1,759 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax.

Fairfax Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax Sex Ratio

Female

3,963

51.95%

Male

3,666

48.05%

Fairfax Population by Age

Fairfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fairfax Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.6%19.4%
All59.7%40.3%
Non Family45.8%54.2%
Female43%57%
Male12.5%87.5%

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairfax Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3262.2859.7
Married1,4812.8180.6
Male1282.5812.5
Female3583.2543
Non Family1,3591.4245.8

2.75

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Fairfax Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade761.29%
9th to 12th Grade1302.20%
High School Graduate5549.39%
Some College1,07218.17%
Associates Degree4497.61%
Bachelors Degree2,20437.36%
Graduate Degree1,41423.97%
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Fairfax Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,8704,7743,267
Black211913
Asian299282165
2+ Races19319375
Hispanic500409118
Other Race1579624
Islander3636

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 67.08%.

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,417$63,125$48,873
Less Than 9th Grade$27,578$27,578$
High School Graduate$44,861$48,782$32,500
Some College$48,643$55,189$
Bachelors Degree$55,385$69,464$42,805
Graduate Degree$76,968$75,435$80,000

$55,417

Average Earnings

$63,125

Average Male

$48,873

Average Female

Fairfax Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfax Language by Age

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Fairfax Language

88.53% of Fairfax residents speak only English, while 11.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.96% of the population.

Fairfax Language

Fairfax Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian3254714.46%
Islander67913.43%
Black15213.33%
White6,22767510.84%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic690476.81%

10.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.62%

Male Poverty Rate

9.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Asian, with 14.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Hispanic, with 6.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.38%.

Fairfax Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.00%
High School9.41%
Some College11.70%
Bachelors or Greater9.70%

Fairfax Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.21%
Male Unemployed54.81%
Female Employed1.76%
Female Unemployed55.77%

Fairfax Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfax Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$106,474$119,166
Families$128,958$147,214
Married Families$144,528-
Non Families$53,410$67,563
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Income by Household Type

Fairfax Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax Married by Age and Sex

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Fairfax Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairfax Marital Status by Race

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Fairfax Marital Status

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155

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War20
Vietnam69
Korea44
World War II

Fairfax Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5433
55 to 64
65 to 7436
75+86

Fairfax Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1552.79%
Hispanic224.16%

Fairfax Veterans by Race

Fairfax Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax Veterans by Education

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69.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax Employment by Age

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Fairfax Employment by Race

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Fairfax 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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58.50%

Born in Fairfax

88.15%

Native Born

11.85%

Foreign Born

6.91%

Non Citizen

4.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.15% of Fairfax residents were born in the United States, with 58.50% having been born in California. 6.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fairfax Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19402,1980.00%
19504,0781,8806.38%
19605,8131,7353.61%
19707,6611,8482.80%
19807,391-270-0.36%
19906,931-460-0.64%
20007,3193880.55%
20107,4411220.17%
20117,457160.22%
20127,473160.21%
20137,489160.21%
20147,505160.21%
20157,521160.21%
20167,537160.21%
20177,553160.21%
20187,569160.21%
20197,585160.21%
20207,605200.26%
20217,621160.21%
20227,637160.21%

Fairfax Population by Year