Fairfield, Iowa Population 2024

9,396

Fairfield is a city located in Jefferson County Iowa. Fairfield has a 2024 population of 9,396. It is also the county seat of Jefferson County.Fairfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -0.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,448 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairfield is $83,727 with a poverty rate of 17.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairfield is 43 years, 40.1 years for males, and 48.6 years for females.

Fairfield Demographics

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

  • White: 78.05%
  • Asian: 8.7%
  • Black or African American: 7.9%
  • Two or more races: 3.56%
  • Native American: 1.31%
  • Other race: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
6.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,436.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.55% (-52)
The current population of Fairfield, Iowa is 9,396 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,448.

Fairfield, Iowa Population 2024

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Fairfield Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,39478.05%
Asian8248.7%
Black or African American7487.9%
Two or more races3373.56%
Native American1241.31%
Other race470.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairfield Population by Race

Fairfield Population Pyramid 2024

Fairfield Median Age

43

Total

40.1

Male

48.6

Female

Fairfield Adults

There are 8,057 adults, (2,406 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield.

Fairfield Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield Sex Ratio

Female4,29345.31%
Male5,18154.69%

Fairfield Population by Age

Fairfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1392.0757.342.7
Non Family2,0631.2445.454.6
Married1,4172.6975.924.1
Female3343.9756.643.4
Male3252.752.947.1
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2.71

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairfield Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,550

Average Earnings

$37,176

Average Male

$26,094

Average Female

Fairfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfield Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairfield Language

80.99% of Fairfield residents speak only English, while 19.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.86% of the population.

Fairfield Language

Fairfield Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,63594614.26%
Asian71831744.15%
Hispanic39810827.14%
Black5889415.99%
Native1189277.97%
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17.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.7%

Male Poverty Rate

17.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is Native, with 77.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is White, with 14.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.71%.

Fairfield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.49%
Some College21.57%
Bachelors or Greater16.54%
High School7.75%
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Fairfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.9%
Male Unemployed22.12%
Female Employed17.24%
Male Employed5.27%
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Fairfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfield Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairfield Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfield Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Fairfield Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairfield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

651

Number of Veterans

581

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

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Fairfield Veterans by War

count

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Fairfield Veterans by Age

count

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Fairfield Veterans by Race

Fairfield Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfield Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfield Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairfield 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

44.23%

Born in Fairfield

83.06%

Native Born

16.94%

Foreign Born

13.65%

Non Citizen

3.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.06% of Fairfield residents were born in the United States, with 44.23% having been born in Iowa. 13.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fairfield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,226-34-0.37%
20289,260-34-0.37%
20279,294-34-0.36%
20269,328-34-0.36%
20259,362-34-0.36%
20249,396-34-0.36%
20239,430-34-0.36%
20229,464-34-0.36%
20219,498500.53%
20209,448-921-8.88%
201910,3691041.01%
201810,265100.1%
201710,255570.56%
201610,198760.75%
201510,122790.79%
201410,043980.99%
20139,9452082.14%
20129,7371031.07%
20119,6341551.64%
20109,479-30-0.32%
20009,509-259-2.65%
19909,7683403.61%
19809,4287138.18%
19708,7156618.21%
19608,05475510.34%
19507,2995267.77%
19406,7731542.33%
19306,61967111.28%
19205,94897819.68%
19104,9702815.99%
19004,6891,29838.28%
18903,3913059.88%
18803,086
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Fairfield Population by Year