Fairfax, Iowa Population 2024

2,971

Fairfax is a city located in Linn County Iowa. Fairfax has a 2024 population of 2,971. Fairfax is currently growing at a rate of 1.26% annually and its population has increased by 4.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,852 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairfax is $131,059 with a poverty rate of 1.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairfax is 38.2 years, 35.3 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Fairfax Demographics

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

  • White: 90.62%
  • Two or more races: 7.25%
  • Black or African American: 0.92%
  • Other race: 0.89%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
981.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.17% (119)
The current population of Fairfax, Iowa is 2,971 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,852.

Fairfax, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,55090.62%
Two or more races2047.25%
Black or African American260.92%
Other race250.89%
Asian90.32%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairfax Population by Race

Fairfax Population Pyramid 2024

Fairfax Median Age

38.2

Total

35.3

Male

39

Female

Fairfax Adults

There are 2,008 adults, (304 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax.

Fairfax Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax Sex Ratio

Female1,39349.5%
Male1,42150.5%

Fairfax Population by Age

Fairfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9852.8691.38.7
Married7443.0895.34.7
Non Family1841.268119
Female435.3762.837.2
Male144.361000
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3.19

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

91.3%

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 other race people with a rate of 44%.

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$63,246

Average Earnings

$77,959

Average Male

$56,389

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

94.7% of Fairfax residents speak only English, while 5.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.67% of the population.

Fairfax Language

Fairfax Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,524481.9%
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1.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.55%

Male Poverty Rate

1.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is White, with 1.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is White, with 1.9% 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 2.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.37%.

Fairfax Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25%
High School2.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.59%
Some College
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Fairfax Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.08%
Male Employed0.84%
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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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

70.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.0%

Male Marriage Rate

70.8%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fairfax Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairfax Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

177

Number of Veterans

177

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

2.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

78.4%

Labor Force Participation

76.2%

Employment Rate

2.9%

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

79.99%

Born in Fairfax

98.26%

Native Born

1.74%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.26% of Fairfax residents were born in the United States, with 79.99% having been born in Iowa. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Fairfax Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,156371.19%
20283,119371.2%
20273,082371.22%
20263,045371.23%
20253,008371.25%
20242,971371.26%
20232,934371.28%
20222,897371.29%
20212,86080.28%
20202,852-4-0.14%
20192,856943.4%
20182,7621003.76%
20172,662742.86%
20162,588652.58%
20152,523873.57%
20142,436502.1%
20132,386632.71%
20122,323743.29%
20112,249723.31%
20102,177
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Fairfax Population by Year