Fairfax, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 1,183 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.6%
 
Males: 605  (51.2%)
Females: 578  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  51.2 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 55332.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,263 (it was $33,700 in 2000)
Fairfax:

$46,263
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,884 (it was $18,297 in 2000)

Fairfax city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $84,499 (it was $49,000 in 2000)
Fairfax:

$84,499
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $101,686; Detached houses: $101,022

Median gross rent in 2016: $694.

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  • Races in Fairfax, MN (2010)

    Fairfax races chart
    • 1,08287.6%White alone
    • 14011.3%Hispanic
    • 80.6%Two or more races
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairfax: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (60.1%), Norwegian (5.3%), Irish (3.0%), Swedish (3.0%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1030 feet

Land area: 1.29 square miles.

Population density: 920 people per square mile   (low).

Fairfax,MN real estate house value index trend

Fairfax, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Fairfax:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfax city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

53 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America).

This city:

5.4%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,140 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $949 (1.2%)

Fairfax satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eden Prairie, MN (65.9 miles , pop. 54,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (77.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (400.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Franklin, MN (2.8 miles ), Gibbon, MN (3.1 miles ), Morgan, MN (3.6 miles ), Morton, MN (3.6 miles ), Evan, MN (3.7 miles) , Hector, MN (3.9 miles ), Buffalo Lake, MN (3.9 miles ), Sleepy Eye, MN (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $139,800
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $53,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $28,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $138,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $172,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $263,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.53 N, Longitude: 94.72 W

Area code: 507

Fairfax household income distribution Fairfax home values distribution

Crime rates in Fairfax (2015):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 burglary (85.4 per 100,000)
  • 24 thefts (2,049.5 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 88.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 234.7)

Crime rates in Fairfax (2016):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (86.2 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 30 thefts (2,586.2 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 120.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 236.5)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Minnesota average:

1.46
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -26 (-2.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Fairfax, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fairfax-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Fairfax city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 tornado 29.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairfax-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from Fairfax center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 232.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 136.2 miles away from Fairfax center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Renville County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfax topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairfax:

  • FAIRFAX COMMUNITY HOME (300 TENTH AVENUE SOUTHEAST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Fairfax:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - FRANKLIN (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FRANKLIN, MN)
  • BUFFALO LAKE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BUFFALO LAKE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfax:

  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 40 miles; Saint Peter, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,496)
  • South Central College (about 42 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 45 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Ridgewater College (about 46 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 52 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Normandale Community College (about 72 miles; Bloomington, MN; FT enrollment: 7,048)

Public elementary/middle school in Fairfax:

Private elementary/middle school in Fairfax:

See full list of schools located in Fairfax

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • St John Lutheran School is now Prairie Lutheran School

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Notable locations in Fairfax: Fairfax (A), Valley View Campgrounds (B), Mayflower Country Club (C), Fairfax Fire and Rescue (D), Fairfax Police Department (E), New Municipal Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fairfax include: Emanuel Lutheran Church (A), Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Saint Andrew's Church (D), Saint John's Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Fairfax Motel (Highway 19 East).

Renville County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.3%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 14.9% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
14 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
57 people in nursing homes in 2000

Fairfax, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Fairfax (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Fairfax: The First National Bank Of Fairfax at 18 S.E. First Ave, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $29.3 mil, Deposits: $18.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Fort Ridgely National Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: Fairfax Branch at 100 S Park St, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

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Religion statistics for Fairfax city (based on Renville County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,42523
Catholic3,8597
Evangelical Protestant1,96614
None3,480-
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: 6
Renville County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Renville County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

9.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Renville County:

28.5%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fairfax:

46.4%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fairfax:

40.6%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Fairfax:

28.4
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fairfax:

21.4%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fairfax:

13.3%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.3%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Fairfax:

49.7%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Fairfax:

72.9%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairfax, MN 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$6,449$77,3880$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$9,693$58,1580$0
Streets and Highways 4$4,804$14,4120$0
Health 1$113$1,3560$0
Sewerage 4$726$2,1780$0
Parks and Recreation 4$100$3001$866
Water Supply 5$2,891$6,9380$0
Electric Power 5$4,762$11,4290$0
Gas Supply 5$3,263$7,8310$0
Other and Unallocable 11$7,366$8,0369$7,167
Totals for Government 42$40,167$11,47610$8,033

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $90,000 ($76.08)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $557,000 ($470.84)
    Gas Utilities: $546,000 ($461.54)
    Liquor Stores: $358,000 ($302.62)
    General - Other: $231,000 ($195.27)
    Regular Highways: $207,000 ($174.98)
    Water Utilities: $167,000 ($141.17)
    Sewerage: $166,000 ($140.32)
    Housing & Community Development: $142,000 ($120.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $120,000 ($101.44)
    Police Protection: $116,000 ($98.06)
    Financial Administration: $96,000 ($81.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($55.79)
    Fire Protection: $37,000 ($31.28)
    Health Services - Other: $22,000 ($18.60)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($17.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $8,000 ($6.76)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($5.92)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $113,000 ($95.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $260,000 ($219.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,543,000 ($1304.31)
    Fire Protection: $36,000 ($30.43)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($16.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($16.06)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($16.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $16,000 ($13.52)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($8.45)
    Liquor Stores: $2,000 ($1.69)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($1.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,347,000 ($1138.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $256,000 ($216.40)
    All Other: $239,000 ($202.03)
    Housing & Community Development: $137,000 ($115.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000 ($58.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($16.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $24,000 ($20.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $40,000 ($33.81)
    General Revenue, NEC: $38,000 ($32.12)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($4.23)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $746,000 ($630.60)
    Gas Utilities: $524,000 ($442.94)
    Liquor Stores: $341,000 ($288.25)
    Water Utilities: $235,000 ($198.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $388,000 ($327.98)
    All Other: $59,000 ($49.87)
  • Tax - Property: $260,000 ($219.78)
    NEC: $11,000 ($9.30)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($4.23)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,937,000 ($5863.91)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,538,000 ($1300.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,113,000 ($6857.99)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $362,000 ($306.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,275,000 ($4459.00)

4.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Redwood County, MN  0.57% ($28,243 average AGI)
from Kandiyohi County, MN  0.56% ($24,833)
from McLeod County, MN  0.42% ($33,741)


6.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kandiyohi County, MN  0.71% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Redwood County, MN  0.64% ($27,857)
to McLeod County, MN  0.58% ($34,184)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfax:

  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNUJ (860 AM; 1 kW; NEW ULM, MN)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KLGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfax:

  • KNUJ-FM (107.3 FM; SLEEPY EYE, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KGAC (90.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLGR-FM (97.7 FM; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfax:

  • K46FY (Channel 46; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K17BV (Channel 17; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORP.)
  • K39CH (Channel 39; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K54GH (Channel 54; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CV (Channel 19; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K48GQ (Channel 48; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K52GU (Channel 52; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K23FP (Channel 23; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K45FR (Channel 45; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K16CG (Channel 16; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K21DG (Channel 21; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K24CP (Channel 24; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K26CS (Channel 26; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K35DC (Channel 35; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K42AV (Channel 42; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K44AD (Channel 60; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K46AA (Channel 46; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K48AA (Channel 48; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K50AB (Channel 50; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K52AB (Channel 52; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K54AC (Channel 54; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K14KE (Channel 14; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CA (Channel 19; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K40BU (Channel 40; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)

Fairfax fatal accident list:

Jun 10, 1998 01:00 PM, Sr-4, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Fort Ridgely State Park Shop (Lat: 44.456083 Lon: -94.734722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 19 m, Call Sign: WNDK685
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHzGrant Date: 05/12/2012, Expiration Date: 08/05/2022, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2013, Certifier: Joseph G Dobesh IiiRegistrant: Ofc Of Electronic Communications, Transp Bldg Ms 730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Fax: (612) 297-5735
  • 4 5 Mi S Cty 5 1.5 Mi E (Lat: 44.442750 Lon: -94.697194), Call Sign: KTR435
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHzGrant Date: 03/07/2003, Expiration Date: 04/19/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2013Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • 66557 440th St. (Lat: 44.550278 Lon: -94.793889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPUR968
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHzGrant Date: 04/20/2012, Expiration Date: 04/22/2022, Certifier: Todd SatherRegistrant: Two-Way Communications, Inc, 35473 Us Hwy 212, Olivia, MN 56277, Phone: (320) 523-5682
  • Lat: 44.456111 Lon: -94.734444, Call Sign: WQGE535
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.937 MHz, 458.937 MHzGrant Date: 12/23/2006, Expiration Date: 12/23/2016, Certifier: Mike TjosaasRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 44.572500 Lon: -94.671111, Call Sign: WQRV321
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.062 MHzGrant Date: 07/31/2013, Expiration Date: 07/31/2023, Certifier: Clint KieckerRegistrant: Two-Way Communications, Inc, 35473 Us Hwy 212, Olivia, MN 56277, Phone: (320) 523-5682, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Cairo, Cairo Substation 1 Mi S And 1 Mi E Of (Lat: 44.514139 Lon: -94.685000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 35.1 m, Overall height: 36 m, Call Sign: WNEN472
    Assigned Frequencies: 6540.62 MHzGrant Date: 03/09/2011, Expiration Date: 03/14/2021Registrant: East River Electric Power Coop, 211 Harth Ave. South, Madison, SD 57042, Phone: (605) 256-4536, Fax: (605) 256-8058, Email:
  • Fairfax NW, Lat: 44.527139 Lon: -94.709806, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 42 m, Call Sign: WQKH680
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2009, Expiration Date: 05/22/2019, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr.Registrant: Dickstein Shapiro LLP, 1825 Eye St., Nw, Washington, DC 20006-5403, Phone: (202) 420-3042, Fax: (202) 420-2201, Email:
  • Fairfax SE, Lat: 44.527139 Lon: -94.709806, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 42 m, Call Sign: WQKH680
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2009, Expiration Date: 05/22/2019, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr.Registrant: Dickstein Shapiro LLP, 1825 Eye St., Nw, Washington, DC 20006-5403, Phone: (202) 420-3042, Fax: (202) 420-2201, Email:
  • Fairfax, Lat: 44.526944 Lon: -94.708056, Type: Silo, Structure height: 45.4 m, Overall height: 48.4 m, Call Sign: WQNU596
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/01/2011, Expiration Date: 06/01/2021, Certifier: Andrew KlinnertRegistrant: Redwood Tel Acquisition, Inc., 150 Second Street Sw, Perham, MN 56573-1408, Phone: (320) 256-7471, Email:
  • FAIRFAX, 45771 630th Ave (Lat: 44.496139 Lon: -94.748972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 77.4 m, Call Sign: WQTA800
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 12/19/2013, Expiration Date: 12/19/2023, Cancellation Date: 06/04/2015, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • FAIRFAX, 45771 630th Ave (Lat: 44.496139 Lon: -94.748972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 77.4 m, Call Sign: WQXG565
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/2016, Expiration Date: 02/26/2026, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0PTN, Licensee ID: L00917497, Grant Date: 09/19/2014, Expiration Date: 12/01/2024, Certifier: Charlotte E Daniels, Registrant: Charlotte E Daniels, 44760 640th Avenue, Fairfax, MN 55332-4531
  • Call Sign: N0VQF, Licensee ID: L00251114, Grant Date: 12/08/2012, Expiration Date: 02/23/2023, Registrant: Lloyd J Daniels, 44760 640th Avenue, Fairfax, MN 55332-4531
  • Call Sign: WA0JLG, Licensee ID: L01020658, Grant Date: 08/19/2015, Expiration Date: 08/19/2025, Certifier: Franklin D Hanson, Registrant: Franklin D Hanson, First St Nw, Fairfax, MN 55332
  • Call Sign: KD0MVH, Licensee ID: L01597695, Grant Date: 10/15/2010, Expiration Date: 10/15/2020, Certifier: Melissa M Dallman, Registrant: Melissa M Dallman, 101 1st Ave Nw, Fairfax, MN 55332

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7CCM (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6020V , Serial Number: 7AC-1125, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Kent Wiethoff, 50398 610th Ave, Fairfax, MN 55332

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fairfax that have no violations reported:

  • FAIRFAX (Population served: 1,235, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Most common first names in Fairfax, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2280.3 years
Mary2182.7 years
Anna1889.4 years
William1684.1 years
George1581.4 years
Henry1581.1 years
Alfred1481.6 years
Joseph1380.3 years
Arthur1275.7 years
Edward1280.2 years
Most common last names in Fairfax, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kiecker3980.0 years
Schroeder1877.6 years
Blumhoefer1677.5 years
Boyum1680.7 years
Borth1681.1 years
Johnson1584.0 years
Black1371.5 years
Nelson1379.7 years
Dickmeyer1281.0 years
Grams1175.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Businesses in Fairfax, MN

  • FedEx: 1

Fairfax compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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