Fairfield, Alabama Population 2021

10,414
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Fairfield is a city located in Jefferson County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 10,414, it is the 61st largest city in Alabama and the 3008th largest city in the United States . Fairfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -6.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,117 in 2010. Fairfield reached it's highest population of 15,816 in 1960. Spanning over 3 miles, Fairfield has a population density of 3,001 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairfield is $45,002 with a poverty rate of 21.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $754 per month, and the median house value is $99,100. The median age in Fairfield is 37.2 years, 36.8 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Fairfield Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 91.18%
  • White: 5.93%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Other race: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fairfield, Alabama is 10,414 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,645.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,117.

Fairfield, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,77591.18%
White6365.93%
Two or More Races2632.45%
Some Other Race270.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.18%
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Fairfield Population by Race

Fairfield Population Pyramid $2021

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Fairfield Median Age

37.2


Total

36.8


Male

39.4


Female

Fairfield Adults

There are 8,584 adults, (1,733 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield.

Fairfield Age Dependency

56.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield Sex Ratio

Female

6,174

57.59%

Male

4,546

42.41%

Fairfield Population by Age

Fairfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fairfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.6%30.4%
All54.2%45.8%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Female47.5%52.5%
Male40.9%59.1%

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4412.2354.2
Non Family1,9091.0551.1
Female1,2943.1547.5
Married1,0843.0169.6
Male1543.8140.9

3.09

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Fairfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1692.33%
9th to 12th Grade5307.31%
High School Graduate2,63836.38%
Some College1,71423.63%
Associates Degree86211.89%
Bachelors Degree87612.08%
Graduate Degree4636.38%
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Fairfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black6,7906,1861,235
White348314104
2+ Races8753
Hispanic5730
Other Race27

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.89%.

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,767$35,316$30,811
Less Than 9th Grade$20,016$21,250$13,911
High School Graduate$33,063$38,991$30,725
Some College$27,427$27,031$27,461
Bachelors Degree$44,944$45,453$43,385
Graduate Degree$42,966$$42,724

$31,767

Average Earnings

$35,316

Average Male

$30,811

Average Female

Fairfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfield Language by Age

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Fairfield Language

96.85% of Fairfield residents speak only English, while 3.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.55% of the population.

Fairfield Language

Fairfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,3152,03121.80%
Multiple2389640.34%
Hispanic1172723.08%
Other2727100.00%
White32382.48%

21.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.80%

Male Poverty Rate

22.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is White, with 2.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.65%.

Fairfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.25%
Some College14.24%
High School13.89%
Bachelors or Greater6.55%

Fairfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed64.00%
Female Unemployed57.60%
Female Employed8.45%
Male Employed5.29%

Fairfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,652$45,002
Families$43,061$53,006
Married Families$52,443-
Non Families$32,787$33,760
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Income by Household Type

Fairfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.9%

Male Marriage Rate

25.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfield Married by Age and Sex

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Fairfield Marriage

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

Fairfield Marital Status by Race

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Fairfield Marital Status

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550

Number of Veterans

481

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam215
Second Gulf War96
First Gulf War86
Korea28
World War II17

Fairfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74182
35 to 54180
55 to 64119
75+45
18 to 3424

Fairfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black5176.64%
White335.32%

Fairfield Veterans by Race

Fairfield Veterans by Education

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10.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield Veterans by Education

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54.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfield Employment by Age

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Fairfield Employment by Race

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Fairfield 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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88.36%

Born in Fairfield

99.19%

Native Born

0.81%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.19% of Fairfield residents were born in the United States, with 88.36% having been born in Alabama. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Fairfield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,414-77-0.73%
202010,491-77-0.73%
201910,568-77-0.72%
201810,645-60-0.56%
201710,705-84-0.78%
201610,789-91-0.84%
201510,880-76-0.69%
201410,956-55-0.50%
201311,011180.16%
201210,993-69-0.62%
201111,062-27-0.24%
201011,089-1,292-1.10%
200012,3811810.15%
199012,200-1,042-0.82%
198013,242-1,127-0.81%
197014,369-1,447-0.95%
196015,8162,6391.84%
195013,1771,4741.19%
194011,7036440.57%
193011,0596,0568.26%
19205,0030.00%

Fairfield Population by Year