Fairfield, Alabama Population 2020

10,450

Fairfield is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 10,450, it is the 61st largest city in Alabama and the 3001st largest city in the United States. Fairfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -6.00% 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 3,012 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairfield is $45,653 with a poverty rate of 23.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $720 per month, and the median house value is $97,700. The median age in Fairfield is 36.7 years, 34.6 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 70.9 males.

Fairfield Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 92.62%
  • White: 4.88%
  • Two or more races: 2.30%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Other race: 0.04%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fairfield, Alabama is 10,450, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,622.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,117.

Fairfield, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,99492.62%
White5274.88%
Two or More Races2482.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.16%
Some Other Race40.04%

Fairfield Population Pyramid 2020

Fairfield Median Age

36.7


Total

34.6


Male

40.6


Female

Fairfield Adults

There are 8,625 adults, (1,736 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield.

Fairfield Age Dependency

56.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield Sex Ratio

Female

6,313

58.51%

Male

4,477

41.49%

Fairfield Households and Families

Fairfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.1%28.9%
Male57.7%42.3%
All56.8%43.2%
Non Family55.1%44.9%
Female48.6%51.4%

56.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3682.2956.8
Non Family1,9151.1155.1
Female1,3493.2948.6
Married9933.1271.1
Male1112.9657.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

2.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfield Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1942.75%
9th to 12th Grade5998.49%
High School Graduate2,14930.47%
Some College1,90026.94%
Associates Degree93413.24%
Bachelors Degree89512.69%
Graduate Degree3815.40%

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black6,6445,9371,209
White31727467
Multiple Races9148
Hispanic3636

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,478$31,187$26,382
Less Than High School$19,112$20,806$14,816
High School Grad$29,128$32,117$24,933
Some College$26,790$27,193$26,585
Bachelors Degree$40,208$44,659$30,978
Graduate Degree$43,699$48,667$43,342

$28,478

Average Earnings

$31,187

Average Male

$26,382

Average Female

Fairfield Language

Fairfield Language by Age

Fairfield Language

97.16% of Fairfield residents speak only English, while 2.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.28% of the population.

Fairfield Poverty

Fairfield Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,4812,29824.24%
Multiple2182511.47%
White25083.20%

23.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.06%

Male Poverty Rate

24.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is Black, with 24.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is White, with 3.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.86%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.96%
High School20.24%
Some College13.36%
Bachelors or Greater9.05%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed70.81%
Male Unemployed62.91%
Female Employed7.84%
Male Employed5.95%

Fairfield Income

Fairfield Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,304$45,653
Families$45,863$53,244
Married Families$64,250-
Non Families$31,188$35,515

Fairfield Marital Status

Fairfield Marital Status

Marriage Rates

25.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.5%

Male Marriage Rate

23.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfield Married by Age and Sex

Fairfield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairfield Marital Status by Race

Fairfield Veterans

545

Number of Veterans

477

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam204
First Gulf War102
Second Gulf War39
Korea35
World War II22

$Fairfield Veterans by Education

11.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield Employment Status

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

14.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfield Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

88.65%

Born in Alabama

99.57%

Native Born

0.43%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.57% of Fairfield residents were born in the United States, with 88.65% having been born in Alabama. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,450-86-0.82%
201910,536-86-0.81%
201810,622-63-0.59%
201710,685-86-0.80%
201610,771-94-0.87%
201510,865-75-0.69%
201410,940-55-0.50%
201310,995160.15%
201210,979-69-0.62%
201111,048-48-0.43%
201011,096-1,285-1.09%
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%