Fairfax, California

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Population in 2014: 7,638 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 
Males: 3,700  (48.4%)
Females: 3,938  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  44.4 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 94930, 94960.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $93,607 (it was $58,465 in 2000)
Fairfax:

$93,607
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $56,910 (it was $34,080 in 2000)

Fairfax town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $670,567 (it was $418,000 in 2000)
Fairfax:

$670,567
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $974,193; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $484,378; In 2-unit structures: $586,699; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $605,124; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $426,815; Mobile homes: $81,193; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $467,040

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,600.

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  • Races in Fairfax, CA (2010)

    Fairfax races chart
    • 6,35285.4%White alone
    • 5046.8%Hispanic
    • 2283.1%Two or more races
    • 2012.7%Asian alone
    • 1031.4%Black alone
    • 300.4%Other race alone
    • 190.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Fairfax detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairfax: 159.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (15.7%), Irish (15.2%), German (10.9%), Italian (7.9%), Russian (3.6%), Polish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated on 03/2/1931

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 2.13 square miles.

Population density: 3,591 people per square mile   (average).

Fairfax,CA real estate house value index trend

Fairfax, California map

For population 25 years and over in Fairfax:

  • High school or higher: 98.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfax town:

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

646 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe, 2.4% Asia, 1.7% North America, 1.5% Latin America).

This town:

8.5%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,870 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,254 (0.7%)

Fairfax satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ross Valley, CA (2.8 miles , pop. 59,662).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (15.0 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (358.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: San Anselmo, CA (1.2 miles ), Ross, CA (1.6 miles ), Ross Valley, CA (1.7 miles ), Woodacre, CA (1.7 miles ), Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA (1.8 miles ), Kentfield, CA (1.9 miles ), San Rafael, CA (1.9 miles ), Santa Venetia, CA (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $397,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $395,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $328,400
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $328,400
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $481,900
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $600,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $700,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $840,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $840,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $465,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $543,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.99 N, Longitude: 122.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,143 (-28.2%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,130 (26.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 415

Fairfax household income distribution Fairfax home values distribution

Crime rates in Fairfax by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0210101211331
per 100,000 0.027.313.80.013.90.014.228.414.113.339.539.713.1
Robberies 2240211220011
per 100,000 26.427.355.00.027.914.114.228.428.30.00.013.213.1
Assaults 339761761311227914
per 100,000 39.540.9123.897.183.7239.785.2184.7155.6292.292.2119.0183.1
Burglaries 21131829273321353227323022
per 100,000 276.8177.1247.6402.4376.6465.4298.3497.3452.6358.7421.6396.7287.7
Thefts 8598888810464771398394936874
per 100,000 1,120.31,335.31,210.61,221.01,450.5902.61,093.91,975.01,173.81,248.71,225.3899.1967.7
Auto thefts 131814121213104142868
per 100,000 171.3245.3192.6166.5167.4183.3142.156.8198.026.6105.479.3104.6
Arson 0020045630111
per 100,000 0.00.027.50.00.056.471.085.342.40.013.213.213.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 98.4129.8140.1115.2140.7142.3114.1195.9152.6153.6143.9136.1124.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Fairfax detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 16 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
California average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +236 (+3.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Fairfax: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fairfax, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fairfax-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 725% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 22.2 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from Fairfax center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 245.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 229.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 287.3 miles away from Fairfax center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 181.6 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marin County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfax topographic map

Birthplace of: Heather Burge - Basketball player, Heidi Burge - Basketball player, Lonnie Mayne - Professional wrestler, Alex Pribble - College basketball player (California Golden Bears), Robert Peterson (poet) - Poet.

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairfax:

  • ROSS GENERAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ROSS, CA)
  • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SAN RAFAEL, CA)
  • DURAN DRIVE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAN RAFAEL, CA)
  • NAZARETH HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SAN RAFAEL, CA)
  • VILLA MARIN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SAN RAFAEL, CA)
  • NORTHGATE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SAN RAFAEL, CA)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-FIFTH AVENUE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SAN RAFAEL, CA)

Amtrak stations near Fairfax:

  • 14 miles: RICHMOND (16TH ST. & MACDONALD AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: SAN FRANCISCO FISHERMANS (SAN FRANCISCO, PIER 39) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: SAN FRANCISCO (31 THE EMBARCADERO) - Bus Station . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfax:

  • College of Marin (about 4 miles; Kentfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,489)
  • Contra Costa College (about 14 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • University of San Francisco (about 17 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 9,190)
  • Academy of Art University (about 18 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 12,352)
  • Berkeley City College (about 20 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 3,146)
  • San Francisco State University (about 20 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 24,644)
  • City College of San Francisco (about 20 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 17,569)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairfax:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fairfax:

  • ST RITA SCHOOL (Students: 172, Location: 102 MARINDA DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • CASCADE CANYON SCHOOL (Students: 47, Location: 2626 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD, Grades: KG-8)
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Notable locations in Fairfax: Marin Town and Country Club (A), Fairfax Regional Branch Marin County Free Library (B), Saint Ritas Meeting Hall (C), Ross Valley Fire Department Station 21 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fairfax include: Fairfax Community Church (A), Saint Ritas Roman Catholic Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bothin Creek (A), Carey Camp Creek (B), Deer Park Creek (C), Fairfax Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fairfax include: Bolinas Park (1), Doc Edgar Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Marin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 98.0. This is worse than average.

City:

98.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.353. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.353
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.523. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.523
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 21.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00320. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00320
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.8%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.9% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% for other race residents, 24.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.5%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.4%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
10 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Fairfax in 2000:

  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fairfax, California environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Fairfax (2011 data):

  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of San Rafael: 2009 Sir Francis Drake Boulvard Bran at 2009 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, branch established on 1963/07/31. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $168.5 mil, Deposits: $131.8 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Fairfax Branch at 89 Broadway, branch established on 1927/02/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
California average:

15.4

Fairfax travel time to work - commute Fairfax mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fairfax town (based on Marin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic77,11430
Other12,11950
Mainline Protestant9,45848
Evangelical Protestant8,81771
Orthodox1,5253
Black Protestant7752
None142,601-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 64
Marin County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Marin County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Marin County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 295
Here:

11.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Marin County:

17.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fairfax:

54.5%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

55.0%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.1%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fairfax:

7.5%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fairfax:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Fairfax:

61.2%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Fairfax:

81.4%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairfax, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$8,540$102,4802$4,594
Other Government Administration 6$47,338$94,6767$2,800
Police Protection - Officers 12$121,164$121,1640$0
Police - Other 5$27,558$66,1392$1,740
Streets and Highways 2$8,860$53,1601$2,200
Parks and Recreation 1$4,780$57,3603$5,030
Totals for Government 27$218,240$96,99615$16,364

Fairfax government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $668,000 ($87.46)
    Regular Highways: $223,000 ($29.20)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($9.69)
    Central Staff Services: $51,000 ($6.68)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,532,000 ($200.58)
    Fire Protection: $939,000 ($122.94)
    Regular Highways: $709,000 ($92.83)
    Central Staff Services: $497,000 ($65.07)
    General - Other: $161,000 ($21.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $118,000 ($15.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $36,000 ($4.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $126,000 ($16.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,458,000 ($190.89)

Fairfax government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $155,000 ($20.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($3.27)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($1.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $130,000 ($17.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $116,000 ($15.19)
    Rents: $32,000 ($4.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $728,000 ($95.31)
    General Support: $387,000 ($50.67)
    Highways: $150,000 ($19.64)
    Health & Hospitals: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Tax - Property: $1,975,000 ($258.58)
    Public Utilities: $585,000 ($76.59)
    Total General Sales: $325,000 ($42.55)
    NEC: $205,000 ($26.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000 ($4.06)

Fairfax government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,065,000 ($270.36)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,000,000 ($392.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,060,000 ($662.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($0.65)

Fairfax government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,221,000 ($814.48)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $94,000 ($12.31)

6.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($88,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
California average:

5.03%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,219 average AGI)
Marin County:

0.08%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.39% ($125,493 average AGI)
from Sonoma County, CA  0.72% ($51,874)
from Alameda County, CA  0.42% ($69,715)


6.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($74,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
California average:

5.12%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,107 average AGI)
Marin County:

0.15%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sonoma County, CA  0.98% ($65,660 average AGI)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.95% ($76,018)
to Contra Costa County, CA  0.40% ($64,580)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfax:

  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KDYA (1190 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KSFO (560 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KDIA (1640 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfax:

  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KISQ (98.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KEAR (106.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM2 (98.9 FM; SAUSALITO, ETC., CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFOG (104.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC)
  • KSOL (98.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWMR (90.5 FM; POINT REYES STATION, CA; Owner: WEST MARIN COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KYLD (94.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL (106.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KZBR (95.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfax:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
Fairfax fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Fairfax fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $854,000Total costs
  • 940Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,456Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairfax)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Fire Department Bolinas & Park Rds (Lat: 37.985472 Lon: -122.589972), Call Sign: KAR970, Licensee ID: L00425477
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.1200 MHz, 46.5000 MHzGrant Date: 11/29/2001, Expiration Date: 02/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2011Registrant: City Of Fairfax, San Rafael, CA 94913, Phone: (415) 499-7241
  • Lat: 37.989917 Lon: -122.591083, Call Sign: WQAS958, Licensee ID: L00897909
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.525 MHz, 457.525 MHz, 457.550 MHz, 457.550 MHz, 457.575 MHz, 457.575 MHz, 457.600 MHz, 457.600 MHz, 467.925 MHz, 467.925 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2004, Expiration Date: 01/29/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2005, Certifier: David A SextonRegistrant: The Meadow Club, 1001 Bolinas Road, Fairfax, CA 94978-0129, Phone: (415) 453-3274, Fax: (415) 453-3276, Email:
  • Lat: 37.929000 Lon: -122.587083, Call Sign: WQEW222
    Assigned Frequencies: 492.837 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2016, Expiration Date: 05/01/2026, Certifier: Mark J AbramsRegistrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue Nw, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 955-5516, Fax: (703) 524-2057, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fairfax)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 18627 , Serial Number: 15073998, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 10/23/1972
    Registrant (Individual): George P Detuncq, 39 Ridge Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210-5(205) (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1899Z , Serial Number: 2050099, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Frederick J Lowrey, 44 Rockridge Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3941H , Serial Number: 24-0988, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 04/22/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Charles F Hermann, 10 Scenic Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930
  • Aircraft: UNIVERSAL GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78029 , Serial Number: 2029, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/1954
    Registrant (Individual): Charles F Hermann, 10 Scenic Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930
  • Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C125 SERIES (125 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 80671 , Serial Number: 1076, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas E Numelin, 81 Pine Dr, Fairfax, CA 94930
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8414S , Serial Number: 18256514, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 07/22/1965
    Registrant (Individual): David A Hoffman, 33 Hickory Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 89BY , Serial Number: 2890102, Year manufactured: 1988, Airworthiness Date: 03/06/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Robert E Jr Linscott, 21 Meadow Way, Fairfax, CA 94930

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$489,34728$455,455163$359,31910$215,1347$315,567
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$562,33525$424,4680$01$504,470
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$342,3605$535,00248$444,5072$127,8702$292,385
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$512,7202$433,79518$432,6612$118,3002$341,025
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$496,6255$422,0080$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1141.00 , 1142.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$539,1001$492,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$439,4200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$834,7200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$543,0100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1141.00 , 1142.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 38
  • Hazardous Condition: 30
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Fairfax

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairfax, CA
Most common first names in Fairfax, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4874.7 years
William4472.4 years
Robert4371.9 years
Mary3780.3 years
George3375.7 years
James3370.0 years
Joseph2977.8 years
Charles2972.8 years
Helen2775.9 years
Frank2175.9 years
Most common last names in Fairfax, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1278.9 years
Miller968.3 years
Wilson774.9 years
Anderson774.5 years
Young774.4 years
Williams682.2 years
Brewer679.5 years
Stanley684.0 years
Jones656.5 years
Edwards675.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Businesses in Fairfax, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2FedEx2
Ace Hardware1UPS2
DHL1

Fairfax compared to California state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Fairfax on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a ferryboat to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 (94930) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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