Fairfax, Minnesota Population 2024

1,211

Fairfax is a city located in Nicollet County, Renville County, and Sibley County Minnesota. Fairfax has a 2024 population of 1,211. Fairfax is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -2.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,247 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairfax is $66,762 with a poverty rate of 12.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairfax is 38.3 years, 37.2 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Fairfax Demographics

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

  • White: 76.22%
  • Other race: 15.06%
  • Two or more races: 7.44%
  • Asian: 1.28%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
924.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.89% (-36)
The current population of Fairfax, Minnesota is 1,211 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,247.

Fairfax, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White89176.22%
Other race17615.06%
Two or more races877.44%
Asian151.28%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairfax Population by Race

Fairfax Population Pyramid 2024

Fairfax Median Age

38.3

Total

37.2

Male

39.7

Female

Fairfax Adults

There are 848 adults, (269 of whom are seniors) in Fairfax.

Fairfax Age Dependency

101.9

Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfax Sex Ratio

Female60651.84%
Male56348.16%

Fairfax Population by Age

Fairfax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4342.5684.115.9
Married2073.5195.74.3
Non Family1631.1679.820.2
Female373.1970.329.7
Male272.9340.759.3

3.3

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

84.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairfax Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade516.63%
9th to 12th Grade476.11%
High School Graduate30439.53%
Some College18524.06%
Associates Degree11715.21%
Bachelors Degree465.98%
Graduate Degree192.47%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White61459365
Hispanic119510
Other Race74510
2+ Races69240
Asian1230

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.59%.

Fairfax Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,625$54,783$28,393
Less Than 9th Grade$58,043$0$29,688
High School Graduate$28,250$53,750$13,333
Some College$42,292$52,500$40,000
Bachelors Degree$0$26,875$52,917
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$40,625

Average Earnings

$54,783

Average Male

$28,393

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

85.97% of Fairfax residents speak only English, while 14.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.42% of the population.

Fairfax Language

Fairfax Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White85312714.89%
Multiple8789.2%

12.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.75%

Male Poverty Rate

15.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is White, with 14.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfax is Multiple, with 9.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.19%.

Fairfax Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.94%
Some College11.34%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Fairfax Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed9.05%
Male Employed1.18%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Fairfax Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfax Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$54,688$66,762
Families$76,806$86,885
Married Families$93,203$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,886$31,581

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairfax Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

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 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

49

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam27
Korea11
Second Gulf War6
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Fairfax Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7422
75+16
55 to 645
18 to 343
35 to 543

Fairfax Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White497.49%

Fairfax Veterans by Race

Fairfax Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfax Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

5%

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

74.17%

Born in Fairfax

91.79%

Native Born

8.21%

Foreign Born

6.24%

Non Citizen

1.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.79% of Fairfax residents were born in the United States, with 74.17% having been born in Minnesota. 6.24% 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
20291,166-9-0.77%
20281,175-9-0.76%
20271,184-9-0.75%
20261,193-9-0.75%
20251,202-9-0.74%
20241,211-9-0.74%
20231,220-9-0.73%
20221,229-11-0.89%
20211,240-7-0.56%
20201,24711510.16%
20191,132-7-0.61%
20181,139-6-0.52%
20171,14540.35%
20161,141-17-1.47%
20151,158-13-1.11%
20141,171-12-1.01%
20131,183-16-1.33%
20121,199-13-1.07%
20111,212-20-1.62%
20101,23200%

Fairfax Population by Year