For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:
For population 15 years and over in Fairfield city:
37 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,052 (1.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (52.4 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (103.0 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (242.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Jeffersonville, IL (2.2 miles ), Golden Gate, IL (3.0 miles) , Mill Shoals, IL (3.0 miles ), Sims, IL (3.0 miles ), Cisne, IL (3.2 miles ), Burnt Prairie, IL (3.3 miles) , Mount Erie, IL (3.4 miles) , Wayne City, IL (3.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 38.38 N, Longitude: 88.37 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,822 (+34.5%)
Area code: 618
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Fairfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (12 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -149 (-2.7%).
Work and jobs in Fairfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Fairfield, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Fairfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 136% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Fairfield city center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Fairfield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 40.1 miles away from Fairfield center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from Fairfield center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 29.4 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 Wayne County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: William Borah - Politician, Harold A. Garman - Army Medal of Honor recipient.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Fairfield: Harold A. Garman.
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Airports and heliports located in Fairfield:
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Public high school in Fairfield:
See full list of schools located in Fairfield, map of school districts: FAIRFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 112, FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 225
Public elementary/middle schools in Fairfield:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.476. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.7. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.1. This is worse than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Fairfield and their reported violations in the past:FAIRFIELD (Address: 109 NE 2ND ST , Population served: 6661, Surface_water):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.3%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Black residents, 36.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Fairfield city (based on Wayne County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.04%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
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Fairfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
4.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,059 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,490 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Fairfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 14,834
Total average daily truck traffic: 825
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 15,577
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairfield)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Fairfield, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fairfield)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fairfield)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.