Fairfax, California Population 2024

7,155

Fairfax is a city located in Marin County California. Fairfax has a 2024 population of 7,155. Fairfax is currently declining at a rate of -1.84% annually and its population has decreased by -5.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,586 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairfax is $153,699 with a poverty rate of 9.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairfax is 47.6 years, 47.5 years for males, and 47.8 years for females.

Fairfax Demographics

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

  • White: 84.82%
  • Two or more races: 6.29%
  • Other race: 3.11%
  • Asian: 2.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 1.45%
  • Native American: 0.07%
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,211.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.68% (-431)
The current population of Fairfax, California is 7,155 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,586.

Fairfax, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,41884.82%
Two or more races4766.29%
Other race2353.11%
Asian2092.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1141.51%
Black or African American1101.45%
Native American50.07%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Fairfax Population by Race

Fairfax Population Pyramid 2024

Fairfax Median Age

47.6

Total

47.5

Male

47.8

Female

Fairfax Adults

There are 6,293 adults, (1,607 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax.

Fairfax Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax Sex Ratio

Female3,96952.45%
Male3,59847.55%

Fairfax Population by Age

Fairfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2592.3163.636.4
Married1,4592.8177.622.4
Non Family1,3441.554.945.1
Female3243.253.746.3
Male1322.7722.777.3
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2.76

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairfax 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

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfax 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 asian people with a rate of 73.76%.

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$63,652

Average Earnings

$79,426

Average Male

$52,939

Average Female

Fairfax Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfax Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairfax Language

89.34% of Fairfax residents speak only English, while 10.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.22% of the population.

Fairfax Language

Fairfax Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,25070811.33%
Multiple465214.52%
Hispanic549213.83%
Islander114119.65%
Native55100%
Asian20910.48%
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9.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.22%

Male Poverty Rate

9.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Asian, with 0.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.8%.

Fairfax Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.16%
Bachelors or Greater11.32%
Some College10.77%
High School1.94%
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Fairfax Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed73.08%
Female Unemployed44.41%
Female Employed2.07%
Male Employed1.7%
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Fairfax Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfax Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairfax Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfax Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairfax Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

235

Number of Veterans

235

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Fairfax Veterans by War

count

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Fairfax Veterans by Age

count

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Fairfax Veterans by Race

Fairfax Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

10.8%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfax Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfax Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfax 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

56.56%

Born in Fairfax

89.16%

Native Born

10.84%

Foreign Born

3.53%

Non Citizen

7.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.16% of Fairfax residents were born in the United States, with 56.56% having been born in California. 3.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairfax Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,485-134-2.02%
20286,619-134-1.98%
20276,753-134-1.95%
20266,887-134-1.91%
20257,021-134-1.87%
20247,155-134-1.84%
20237,289-134-1.81%
20227,423-134-1.77%
20217,557-29-0.38%
20207,586-37-0.49%
20197,623-31-0.41%
20187,654-2-0.03%
20177,656-33-0.43%
20167,68920.03%
20157,687130.17%
20147,674480.63%
20137,626730.97%
20127,553380.51%
20117,515630.85%
20107,4521331.82%
20007,3193885.6%
19906,931-460-6.22%
19807,391-270-3.52%
19707,6611,84831.79%
19605,8131,73542.55%
19504,0781,88085.53%
19402,198
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Fairfax Population by Year