Fairfield, Illinois Population 2022

4,829
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Fairfield is a city located in Wayne County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Wayne County. With a 2020 population of 4,829, it is the 340th largest city in Illinois and the 6749th largest city in the United States. Fairfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -1.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,912 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Fairfield has a population density of 1,198 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairfield is $49,227 with a poverty rate of 16.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $500 per month, and the median house value is $77,600. The median age in Fairfield is 43.1 years, 40.3 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Fairfield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairfieldwas:

  • White: 95.38%
  • Black or African American: 2.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Fairfield, Illinois is 4,829 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,912.

Fairfield, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Fairfield Population by Race

Fairfield Population Pyramid 2022

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Fairfield Median Age

42.7


Total

38.5


Male

46.3


Female

Fairfield Adults

There are 3,852 adults, (1,010 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield.

Fairfield Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield Sex Ratio

Female

2,546

51.83%

Male

2,366

48.17%

Fairfield Population by Age

Fairfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fairfield Household Types

63.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairfield Households and Families

2.73

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

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Fairfield Households by Type

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Fairfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 62.00%.

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

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$35,771

Average Earnings

$41,332

Average Male

$24,919

Average Female

Fairfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfield Language by Age

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Fairfield Language

97.92% of Fairfield residents speak only English, while 2.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Fairfield Language

Fairfield Poverty by Race

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16.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.46%

Male Poverty Rate

19.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield

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

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.25%.

Fairfield Poverty

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Fairfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Fairfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfield Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Fairfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fairfield Marital Status by Race

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Fairfield Marital Status

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254

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Fairfield Veterans by War

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Fairfield Veterans by Age

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Fairfield Veterans by Race

Fairfield Veterans by Education

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11.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield Veterans by Education

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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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73.09%

Born in Fairfield

99.45%

Native Born

0.55%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

0.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.45% of Fairfield residents were born in the United States, with 73.09% having been born in Illinois. 0.49% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Fairfield Population by Year