Fairfield, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 10,683 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 
Males: 4,390  (41.1%)
Females: 6,293  (58.9%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35064.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,230 (it was $27,845 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$37,230
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,977 (it was $14,607 in 2000)

Fairfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,324 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$103,324
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $220,319; detached houses: $224,515; townhouses or other attached units: $186,017; in 2-unit structures: $73,610; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,934; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $282,047; mobile homes: $80,008; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $60,267

Median gross rent in 2017: $726.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fairfield: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.5%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.3% for Black residents, 48.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fairfield, AL (2010)
    • 10,48994.4%Black alone
    • 4424.0%White alone
    • 1271.1%Hispanic
    • 480.4%Two or more races
    • 50.04%Other race alone
    • 30.03%American Indian alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.01%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Fairfield, Alabama as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fairfield is 1,824 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Fairfield by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(33.5)
1
(8.5)
4
(35.0)
3
(26.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(35.3)
4
(35.8)
2
(17.9)
4
(36.4)
4
(36.8)
8
(74.4)
8
(75.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(50.3)
3
(25.4)
12
(104.9)
9
(79.6)
5
(44.6)
5
(44.1)
9
(80.6)
7
(62.7)
12
(109.1)
3
(27.6)
8
(74.4)
3
(28.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
83
(695.3)
46
(389.8)
84
(734.1)
99
(875.9)
50
(446.0)
36
(317.3)
82
(734.0)
61
(546.2)
67
(608.9)
42
(386.4)
74
(687.8)
75
(705.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(351.8)
48
(406.7)
109
(952.5)
76
(672.4)
47
(419.2)
60
(528.9)
96
(859.4)
83
(743.1)
98
(890.7)
49
(450.8)
115
(1,069)
138
(1,299)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
236
(1,977)
170
(1,440)
238
(2,080)
408
(3,610)
373
(3,327)
396
(3,491)
446
(3,992)
462
(4,136)
284
(2,581)
168
(1,546)
193
(1,794)
284
(2,673)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
794
(6,651)
528
(4,474)
877
(7,664)
912
(8,069)
771
(6,877)
869
(7,660)
752
(6,732)
800
(7,163)
650
(5,907)
261
(2,401)
445
(4,136)
489
(4,602)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
91
(762.3)
94
(796.5)
97
(847.7)
144
(1,274)
85
(758.1)
87
(766.9)
98
(877.3)
75
(671.5)
73
(663.5)
41
(377.2)
100
(929.5)
82
(771.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A3
(26.8)
N/A1
(9.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)851.6579.11084.51191.4821.9918.91147.11028.2990.8536.2993.71077.6

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City-data.com crime index in Fairfield, AL

Crime rate in Fairfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 67 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.58
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: African (2.1%), American (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 3.53 square miles.

Population density: 3,023 people per square mile   (average).

Fairfield, Alabama map

25 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $924 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $969 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (6.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (560.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Midfield, AL (1.3 miles ),
Hobson, AL (1.5 miles),
Brighton, AL (1.8 miles ),
McDonald Chapel, AL (1.8 miles ),
Pleasant Grove, AL (1.8 miles ),
Lipscomb, AL (1.9 miles ),
Edgewater, AL (2.0 miles ),
Minor, AL (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 33.48 N, Longitude: 86.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,206 (-11.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 376 (8.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Fairfield, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fairfield, AL in 2017
Fairfield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $193,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Fairfield, AL residents
Average permit cost in Fairfield, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Fairfield, AL
Historical housing units in Fairfield, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +241 (+2.0%).
Most common industries in Fairfield, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.2%)
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Fairfield, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)

Average climate in Fairfield, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fairfield, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.8. This is about average.

City:

82.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.202. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.202
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.16. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.16
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Fairfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Fairfield city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 7.6 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 55.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 164.1 miles away from Fairfield center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 22.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 16, Floods: 14, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 6, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairfield:

  • HEALTHSOUTH METRO WEST HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 701 RICHARD M SCRUSHY PARKWAY)
  • FAIRFIELD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (6825 GRASSELLI ROAD)
  • FMC FAIRFIELD (STEEL CITY) (6508 E. J. OLIVER BLVD)

Amtrak station near Fairfield:

  • 7 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Fairfield:

  • Miles College (Full-time enrollment: 1,681; Location: 5500 Myron Massey Blvd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.miles.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfield:

  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 3 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,695)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 6 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 7 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Samford University (about 8 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 18 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • University of Montevallo (about 26 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 32 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)

Public high schools in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD HIGH PREPARATORY SCH (Students: 791, Location: 610 VALLEY RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • FAIRFIELD ALT SCH (Location: 6405 AVE D, Grades: KG-12)
  • FAIRFIELD AREA VOC SCH (Location: 610 VALLEY RD, Grades: 10-12)

Private high school in Fairfield:

  • RESTORATION ACADEMY (Students: 268, Location: 4600 CARNEGIE AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairfield:

  • DONALD ELEM SCH (Students: 357, Location: 715 VALLEY RD, Grades: KG-6)
  • GLEN OAKS ELEM SCH (Students: 349, Location: 1301 HIGHLAND DR, Grades: KG-6)
  • ROBINSON ELEM SCH (Location: 301 61ST ST, Grades: KG-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Fairfield:

  • ST MARYS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 83, Location: 6124 MYRON MASSEY BLVD, Grades: PK-3)
  • MT PILGRIM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 41, Location: 6746 GRASSELLI RD, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Fairfield

Library in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD - WALTER J. HANNA MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $178,571; Location: 4615 GARY AVENUE; 27,466 books; 468 audio materials; 563 video materials; 61 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fairfield: Fairfield City Hall (A), Alabama Hall (B), Bell Building (C), Brown Hall (D), C A Kirkendoll Learning Resources Center (E), Knox-Windham Gymnasium (F), McKenzie Hall (G), Murchison Hall (H), Norton Student Center (I), Pitts Hall (J), Ramsay Hall (K), Taggart Hall (L), Williams Hall (M), Fairfield Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Western Hills Mall Shopping Center (1), Bellview Plaza West Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fairfield include: Moody Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Temple (A), Fairfield First United Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church of Fairfield (C), Fiftyfourth Street Church of God (D), Fairfield Presbyterian Church (E), Crumbley Bethel Baptist Church (F), Christ Episcopal Church (G), Antioch Baptist Church (H), Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Fairfield: Fairfield City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Jefferson County Public Libraries - Fairfield (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4615 Gary Avenue).

Hotels: Villager Lodge (5601 Ej Oliver Boulevard), Fairfield Inn Birmingham West (6400 Kelco Place).

Court: Alabama Court Services Inc (4600 Veterans Memorial Drive).

Birthplace of: Cleveland Eaton - Jazz double-bassist, George Lindsey - Actor, Jim Pyburn - Baseball player, Red Cochran - Football player and coach, Jim Tolbert - Football player, Walter Gilbert (American football) - Football player.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.7%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.1%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Fairfield in 2010:

  • 599 people in college/university student housing
  • 149 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Fairfield in 2000:

  • 361 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 194 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Fairfield (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Fairfield-Birmingham Branch at 5701 Valley Road, branch established on 1960/08/18; Western Hills Mall Branch at 43 Western Hills Mall, branch established on 1970/01/19. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Compass Bank: Midfair Branch at 7200 Aaron Aronov Drive, branch established on 1966/08/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Flintridge Office at 6552 Aron Aronov Drive, branch established on 1960/06/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield:

Marital status in Fairfield, AL
  • Never married: 46.4%
  • Now married: 27.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fairfield
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fairfield, AL (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant308,984710
Black Protestant106,653257
Mainline Protestant67,037150
Catholic55,08332
Other13,07345
Orthodox1,4244
None106,212-
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: 135
This county:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 65
Jefferson County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 380
Jefferson County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 357
Jefferson County:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

31.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fairfield:

49.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fairfield:

47.1%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Fairfield:

30.2
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fairfield:

17.4%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fairfield:

13.6%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fairfield:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fairfield:

37.3%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

54.7%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.6%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairfield, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 35$133,405$45,7390$0
Streets and Highways 35$85,711$29,3870$0
Firefighters 28$109,634$46,9860$0
Other Government Administration 15$25,381$20,3050$0
Parks and Recreation 8$22,743$34,1150$0
Police - Other 8$23,261$34,8920$0
Financial Administration 4$13,314$39,9420$0
Judicial and Legal 4$9,604$28,8120$0
Correction 4$8,409$25,2270$0
Fire - Other 1$2,809$33,7080$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 142$434,271$36,6990$0

Fairfield government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,260,000 ($211.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,828,000 ($171.11)
    Financial Administration: $509,000 ($47.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $465,000 ($43.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $416,000 ($38.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $186,000 ($17.41)
    Libraries: $168,000 ($15.73)
    Central Staff Services: $116,000 ($10.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,554,000 ($239.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,369,000 ($502.57)

Fairfield government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $480,000 ($44.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($2.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,909,000 ($178.70)
    Fines and Forfeits: $176,000 ($16.47)
    Rents: $16,000 ($1.50)
    General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($1.22)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,383,000 ($410.28)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,750,000 ($257.42)
    Property: $908,000 ($84.99)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $78,000 ($7.30)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $75,000 ($7.02)
    Amusements License: $23,000 ($2.15)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $11,000 ($1.03)

Fairfield government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $43,810,000 ($4100.91)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $42,000,000 ($3931.48)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,595,000 ($1647.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,595,000 ($1647.01)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,810,000 ($169.43)

Fairfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,851,000 ($173.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,609,000 ($4924.55)

5.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($109 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.01%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Shelby County, AL  1.04% ($59,781 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.27% ($47,158)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.25% ($45,895)


5.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.02%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Shelby County, AL  1.15% ($65,544 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.39% ($50,962)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.19% ($41,890)
Businesses in Fairfield, AL
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike7
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Burlington Coat Factory1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
Foot Locker1Subway2
GNC1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Home Depot1Walmart1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WQOP-FM (92.5 FM; DORA, AL; Owner: QUEEN OF PEACE RADIO, INC.)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfield:

  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fairfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 361ft / 110mTotal length
  • $48,930,000Total costs
  • 572,399Total average daily traffic
  • 73,703Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Fairfield, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 171960-1969
  • 61980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fairfield, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fairfield)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Fairfield, AL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Pipe Mill Fairfield Works (Lat: 33.487028 Lon: -86.921361), Structure height: 26.2 m, Overall height: 27.7 m, Call Sign: WNEV250,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21975.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/01/1993, Expiration Date: 07/01/1998, Phone: (205) 783-4124
  • Q Bop Fairfield Works (Lat: 33.480917 Lon: -86.932750), Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WPNB640,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23175.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/06/1996, Expiration Date: 08/06/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2001, Phone: (205) 783-4124
  • FAIRFIELD, Intersection Of Crawford Ave And Commerce Ave (Lat: 33.491778 Lon: -86.918028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WQCN574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6675.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/2015, Expiration Date: 04/15/2025, Certifier: Michael G Lee, Registrant: Jefferson County Commission, 716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 325-5301, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • AL0096, Intersection Of Crawford Ave And Commerce Ave (Lat: 33.491778 Lon: -86.918028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WQMF427,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23030.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2010, Expiration Date: 07/23/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2012, Certifier: Dan Mieszala, Registrant: Open Range Communications Inc., 6430 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, Phone: (303) 376-2112, Fax: (303) 376-2109, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fairfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23307 , Serial Number: 3063, Year manufactured: 1939
    Registrant (Individual): Maurice D Jr Alley, 828 Park Avenue, Fairfield, AL 35064
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/28/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 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 ORIGINATED21$102,30912$60,04970$99,5097$57,34013$49,679
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$63,7551$45,95012$90,1970$02$26,950
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$87,1304$155,09391$102,48513$35,4534$43,223
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$81,4203$120,19346$100,8534$24,9233$72,907
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$78,9121$348,94013$91,0040$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.02 , 0106.03, 0134.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$01$224,850
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$121,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.02 , 0106.03, 0134.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fairfield, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fairfield, AL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 53 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fairfield, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.1%), and Outside Fires (30.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fairfield, AL
    • 11244.1%Structure Fires
    • 7730.3%Outside Fires
    • 4417.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 218.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairfield, AL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairfield, AL
  • 72.2%Utility gas
  • 25.6%Electricity
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairfield, AL
  • 62.4%Electricity
  • 36.0%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fairfield compared to Alabama state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Fairfield on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #65 (35064) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
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