Fairfield, Illinois Population 2024

4,711

Fairfield is a city located in Wayne County Illinois. Fairfield has a 2024 population of 4,711. It is also the county seat of Wayne County.Fairfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -3.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,868 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairfield is $59,017 with a poverty rate of 18.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairfield is 43.1 years, 38.7 years for males, and 48.4 years for females.

Fairfield Demographics

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

  • White: 94.51%
  • Black or African American: 2.28%
  • Two or more races: 1.51%
  • Other race: 0.88%
  • Asian: 0.82%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,168.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.23% (-157)
The current population of Fairfield, Illinois is 4,711 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,868.

Fairfield, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,51194.51%
Black or African American1092.28%
Two or more races721.51%
Other race420.88%
Asian390.82%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairfield Population by Race

Fairfield Population Pyramid 2024

Fairfield Median Age

43.1

Total

38.7

Male

48.4

Female

Fairfield Adults

There are 3,857 adults, (1,064 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield.

Fairfield Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield Sex Ratio

Female2,32148.63%
Male2,45251.37%

Fairfield Population by Age

Fairfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3192.0466.833.2
Non Family1,0321.1852.847.2
Married9572.6891.28.8
Female2452.9933.966.1
Male852.5856.543.5
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2.67

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

66.8%

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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 52.63%.

Fairfield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,513

Average Earnings

$45,028

Average Male

$25,881

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

98.16% of Fairfield residents speak only English, while 1.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

Fairfield Language

Fairfield Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,48470515.72%
Black1077872.9%
Other4242100%
Hispanic624267.74%
Asian3737100%
Multiple722534.72%
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18.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.35%

Male Poverty Rate

20.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield is White, with 15.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.28%.

Fairfield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.66%
Some College16.15%
High School10.84%
Bachelors or Greater1.79%
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Fairfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed14.41%
Female Unemployed13.33%
Male Employed4.71%
Male Unemployed
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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

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fairfield Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairfield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

220

Number of Veterans

153

Male Veterans

67

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

8.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

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

74.82%

Born in Fairfield

97.74%

Native Born

2.26%

Foreign Born

2.07%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.74% of Fairfield residents were born in the United States, with 74.82% having been born in Illinois. 2.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairfield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,541-34-0.74%
20284,575-34-0.74%
20274,609-34-0.73%
20264,643-34-0.73%
20254,677-34-0.72%
20244,711-34-0.72%
20234,745-34-0.71%
20224,779-34-0.71%
20214,813-55-1.13%
20204,868-79-1.6%
20194,947-40-0.8%
20184,987-36-0.72%
20175,023-48-0.95%
20165,07190.18%
20155,062-35-0.69%
20145,097-25-0.49%
20135,122-2-0.04%
20125,124-6-0.12%
20115,130-30-0.58%
20105,160-261-4.81%
20005,421-18-0.33%
19905,439-515-8.65%
19805,954570.97%
19705,897-465-7.31%
19606,36278614.1%
19505,5761,56839.12%
19404,00872822.2%
19303,28052619.1%
19202,754
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Fairfield Population by Year