Fairfield, California Population 2021

118,043
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Fairfield is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 118,043, it is the 55th largest city in California and the 248th largest city in the United States. Fairfield is currently growing at a rate of 0.39% annually and its population has increased by 12.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 105,321 in 2010. Fairfield reached it's highest population of 118,043 in 2021. Spanning over 41 miles, Fairfield has a population density of 2,866 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairfield is $106,406 with a poverty rate of 8.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,615 per month, and the median house value is $409,000. The median age in Fairfield is 34.8 years, 33.7 years for males, and 36 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males.

Fairfield Demographics

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

  • White: 49.36%
  • Asian: 16.91%
  • Black or African American: 15.21%
  • Other race: 8.57%
  • Two or more races: 8.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.33%
  • Native American: 0.49%
The current population of Fairfield, California is 118,043, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 116,678.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 105,321.

Fairfield, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021451,4791,9180.42%
2020449,5611,9180.43%
2019447,6431,9180.43%
2018445,7252,2140.50%
2017443,5114,6531.05%
2016438,8585,4491.24%
2015433,4094,4031.02%
2014429,0065,3471.25%
2013423,6593,9850.94%
2012419,6743,3320.79%
2011416,3422,3750.57%
2010413,9670.00%

Fairfield Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,90649.36%
Asian19,48916.91%
Black or African American17,53115.21%
Some Other Race9,8798.57%
Two or More Races9,3788.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,5381.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native5610.49%
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Fairfield Population by Race

Fairfield Population Pyramid 2021

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Fairfield Median Age

34.8


Total

33.7


Male

36


Female

Fairfield Adults

There are 86,038 adults, (14,087 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield.

Fairfield Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield Sex Ratio

Female

58,579

50.81%

Male

56,703

49.19%

Fairfield Population by Age

Fairfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fairfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.5%30.5%
All59.3%40.7%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Male47.6%52.4%
Female43.6%56.4%

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,7513.0959.3
Married19,9493.6169.5
Non Family8,7291.3149.2
Female5,3533.7343.6
Male2,7203.6847.6

3.49

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

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Fairfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,9556.54%
9th to 12th Grade4,5746.04%
High School Graduate16,84722.25%
Some College20,34026.86%
Associates Degree7,61910.06%
Bachelors Degree15,25020.14%
Graduate Degree6,1458.11%
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Fairfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,22126,0518,852
Hispanic18,24312,4252,531
Asian14,17212,7376,017
Black12,18511,3972,899
Other Race5,2223,034510
Multiple Races3,6983,3131,087
Islander1,0571,014164
Native American39630978

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.46%.

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,249$52,055$39,789
Less Than High School$27,208$35,771$18,045
High School Grad$37,149$41,466$26,963
Some College$45,572$52,621$39,482
Bachelors Degree$68,941$81,218$52,311
Graduate Degree$75,268$96,442$65,227

$45,249

Average Earnings

$52,055

Average Male

$39,789

Average Female

Fairfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfield Language by Age

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Fairfield Language

65.93% of Fairfield residents speak only English, while 34.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.25% of the population.

Fairfield Language

Fairfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic33,2393,56110.71%
White35,7152,1926.14%
Black16,8782,03312.05%
Other9,6581,48115.33%
Multiple9,2641,01710.98%
Asian19,3979634.96%
Islander1,50421013.96%
Native55016830.55%

8.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.03%

Male Poverty Rate

9.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is Native, with 30.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is Asian, with 4.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.88%.

Fairfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.49%
High School8.30%
Some College7.58%
Bachelors or Greater2.24%

Fairfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.55%
Male Unemployed21.95%
Female Employed4.10%
Male Employed3.48%

Fairfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,557$106,406
Families$92,048$113,846
Married Families$106,232$130,563
Non Families$53,975$66,936
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Income by Household Type

Fairfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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

Fairfield Marital Status by Race

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Fairfield Marital Status

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7,912

Number of Veterans

6,962

Male Veterans

950

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,718
First Gulf War2,214
Second Gulf War2,128
Korea553
World War II135

Fairfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,003
55 to 641,784
65 to 741,616
75+1,523
18 to 34986

Fairfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,72211.07%
Black1,58411.70%
Hispanic8423.81%
Asian8285.41%
2 or More47110.00%
Hawaiian14112.67%
Other1091.62%
Indian5711.68%

Fairfield Veterans by Race

Fairfield Veterans by Education

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4.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield Veterans by Education

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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55.42%

Born in California

77.79%

Native Born

22.21%

Foreign Born

9.82%

Non Citizen

12.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.79% of Fairfield residents were born in the United States, with 55.42% having been born in California. 9.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fairfield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021118,0434550.39%
2020117,5884550.39%
2019117,1334550.39%
2018116,6788610.74%
2017115,8171,3611.19%
2016114,4562,0911.86%
2015112,3651,6381.48%
2014110,7271,5901.46%
2013109,1371,6401.53%
2012107,4971,2521.18%
2011106,2456470.61%
2010105,5989,4200.94%
200096,17818,9672.22%
199077,21119,1122.88%
198058,09913,9532.78%
197044,14629,17811.42%
196014,96811,85016.98%
19503,1181,8069.04%
19401,3121811.50%
19301,1311231.16%
19201,0081741.91%
19108343345.25%
1900500-5-0.10%
1890505811.76%
1880424952.57%
18703290.00%

Fairfield Population by Year