Fairfield, California Population 2020

119,568

Fairfield is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 119,568, it is the 52nd largest city in California and the 241st largest city in the United States. Fairfield is currently growing at a rate of 1.14% annually and its population has increased by 13.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 105,321 in 2010. Spanning over 41 miles, Fairfield has a population density of 2,903 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairfield is $101,329 with a poverty rate of 8.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,510 per month, and the median house value is $377,400. The median age in Fairfield is 35 years, 34 years for males, and 36.3 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: 48.23%
  • Asian: 17.53%
  • Black or African American: 14.50%
  • Other race: 9.95%
  • Two or more races: 7.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.53%
The current population of Fairfield, California is 119,568, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 116,884.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 105,321.

Fairfield, California Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020452,0762,7330.60%
2019449,3432,7330.61%
2018446,6102,7330.61%
2017443,8774,5771.03%
2016439,3005,5921.27%
2015433,7084,5531.05%
2014429,1555,4061.26%
2013423,7494,0500.96%
2012419,6993,3940.81%
2011416,3052,3610.57%
2010413,9440.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,03048.23%
Asian20,00617.53%
Black or African American16,54214.50%
Some Other Race11,3589.95%
Two or More Races8,9397.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,6261.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native6000.53%

Fairfield Population Pyramid 2020

Fairfield Median Age

35


Total

34


Male

36.3


Female

Fairfield Adults

There are 85,275 adults, (13,807 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield.

Fairfield Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield Sex Ratio

Female

57,987

50.82%

Male

56,114

49.18%

Fairfield Households and Families

Fairfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.4%31.6%
All58.4%41.6%
Non Family49.4%50.6%
Male47.9%52.1%
Female41%59%

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,3483.0958.4
Married19,8133.6668.4
Non Family8,6681.2849.4
Female5,2923.5941
Male2,5753.7647.9

3.51

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfield Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,5827.50%
9th to 12th Grade5,1086.86%
High School Graduate16,12621.66%
Some College20,77627.90%
Associates Degree7,1049.54%
Bachelors Degree14,18819.05%
Graduate Degree5,5767.49%

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,65025,2668,375
Hispanic18,30311,9562,377
Asian14,26812,7165,715
Black11,49010,5032,328
Other Race6,2333,470589
Multiple Races3,5533,143879
Islander1,120940263
Native American39932769

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,915$51,368$40,258
Less Than High School$25,662$31,103$18,918
High School Grad$36,755$40,997$26,822
Some College$45,584$53,711$38,942
Bachelors Degree$68,235$80,041$56,916
Graduate Degree$80,214$95,260$68,250

$44,915

Average Earnings

$51,368

Average Male

$40,258

Average Female

Fairfield Language

Fairfield Language by Age

Fairfield Language

65.43% of Fairfield residents speak only English, while 34.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.89% of the population.

Fairfield Poverty

Fairfield Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic33,5743,82811.40%
White35,0042,4006.86%
Black15,9922,05412.84%
Other11,1171,71215.40%
Asian19,9401,0975.50%
Multiple8,8268639.78%
Native58714725.04%
Islander1,5911257.86%

8.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.37%

Male Poverty Rate

9.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is Native, with 25.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is Asian, with 5.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.42%
High School9.78%
Some College7.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.99%
Male Unemployed20.46%
Female Employed3.68%
Male Employed3.65%

Fairfield Income

Fairfield Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$80,950$101,329
Families$87,920$108,930
Married Families$103,545$124,680
Non Families$51,799$63,135

Fairfield Marital Status

Fairfield Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfield Married by Age and Sex

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

Fairfield Veterans

8,133

Number of Veterans

7,195

Male Veterans

938

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,797
First Gulf War2,143
Second Gulf War2,067
Korea525
World War II162
Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,284
55 to 641,758
65 to 741,640
75+1,516
18 to 34935
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,90611.99%
Black1,58712.36%
Hispanic9534.30%
Asian8875.67%
2 or More4068.75%
Other1441.83%
Hawaiian1259.94%
Indian7814.83%

$Fairfield Veterans by Education

4.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield Employment Status

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

7.1%

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

54.68%

Born in California

77.41%

Native Born

22.59%

Foreign Born

9.78%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

77.41% of Fairfield residents were born in the United States, with 54.68% having been born in California. 9.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020119,5681,3421.14%
2019118,2261,3421.15%
2018116,8849970.86%
2017115,8871,3421.17%
2016114,5452,1341.90%
2015112,4111,6761.51%
2014110,7351,6051.47%
2013109,1301,6591.54%
2012107,4711,2631.19%
2011106,2086460.61%
2010105,5629,3840.94%
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%