Fairfield, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 4,936 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 2,370  (48.0%)
Females: 2,566  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

43.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 62837.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,446 (it was $25,797 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$41,446
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,227 (it was $16,791 in 2000)

Fairfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $80,415 (it was $44,200 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$80,415
IL:

$209,100

Median gross rent in 2019: $628.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fairfield: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.2%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 93.7% for Black residents, 58.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 31.3% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Fairfield, IL (2019)
    • 4,59891.2%White alone
    • 2224.4%Black alone
    • 1402.8%Two or more races
    • 170.3%Asian alone
    • 170.3%Hispanic
    • 70.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Fairfield, Illinois as of January 28, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fairfield is 214 to 1.


Crime rates in Fairfield by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.7)
7
(134.9)
3
(58.1)
4
(80.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(58.5)
4
(78.9)
1
(19.6)
5
(98.7)
1
(19.9)
1
(20.0)
5
(99.7)
2
(40.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
7
(140.1)
10
(193.4)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(59.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
2
(40.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(325.0)
17
(328.8)
24
(462.4)
5
(96.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
30
(585.4)
13
(256.5)
21
(411.4)
24
(473.9)
17
(338.7)
6
(119.9)
15
(299.2)
4
(80.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(229.4)
18
(348.2)
27
(520.2)
26
(503.4)
25
(500.4)
34
(657.6)
48
(936.6)
42
(828.7)
29
(568.1)
27
(533.2)
29
(577.8)
13
(259.8)
8
(159.6)
39
(786.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
65
(1,243)
100
(1,934)
80
(1,541)
87
(1,684)
67
(1,341)
125
(2,418)
117
(2,283)
86
(1,697)
89
(1,743)
87
(1,718)
78
(1,554)
93
(1,859)
74
(1,476)
85
(1,713)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(57.4)
2
(38.7)
5
(96.3)
3
(58.1)
5
(100.1)
1
(19.3)
2
(39.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.5)
2
(39.8)
2
(40.0)
3
(59.8)
2
(40.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.0)
1
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
2
(39.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
3
(60.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index135.4240.2306.2173.1202.8202.3329.8240.3207.4283.0207.4135.7220.6187.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Fairfield, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 14 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Illinois average:

2.31
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Ancestries: American (17.3%), German (13.3%), Irish (13.0%), English (10.4%), Scottish (5.5%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/26/1884

Elevation: 441 feet

Land area: 3.62 square miles.

Population density: 1,365 people per square mile   (low).

Fairfield, Illinois map

36 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,662 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,342 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.38 N, Longitude: 88.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +879 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,018 (47.8%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Fairfield, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fairfield, IL in 2019
Fairfield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $99,000
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $270,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $50,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Fairfield, IL residents
Average permit cost in Fairfield, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Illinois:

6.5%
Historical population in Fairfield, IL
Historical housing units in Fairfield, IL
Most common industries in Fairfield, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (22.9%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (29.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
  • Health care (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (16.5%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Fairfield, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)

Average climate in Fairfield, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fairfield, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.4. This is about average.

City:

70.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.91. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.91
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Fairfield-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 59% 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 233% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) 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) earthquake occurred 41.9 miles away from Fairfield center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, 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 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairfield:

  • DYBALL SUNSHINE HOME (PO BOX 176)
  • FAIRFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 303 N W 11TH STREET)
  • TRAFFORD ESTATES (813 WEST CENTER)
  • FAIRFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (NORTH WEST 11TH STREET)
  • WAY-FAIR NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (305 N.W. 11TH STREET)
  • WAY-FAIR RESTORIUM (11 E HARDING ST)
  • DAVITA - WAYNE COUNTY (303 N. W. 11TH STREET, SUITE 1)

Airports and heliports located in Fairfield:

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College/University in Fairfield:

  • Frontier Community College (Full-time enrollment: 854; Location: Frontier Drive; Public; Website: www.iecc.edu/fcc)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfield:

  • Wabash Valley College (about 32 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,142)
  • Rend Lake College (about 35 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 47 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 48 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Vincennes University (about 51 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • University of Evansville (about 54 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • John A Logan College (about 59 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)

Public high school in Fairfield:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairfield:

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Library in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $73,180; Location: 300 SOUTH EAST SECOND STREET; 41,120 books; 700 audio materials; 3,256 video materials; 21 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fairfield: Fairfield Country Club (A), Fairfield Rural Fire Protection District Station 1 (B), Fairfield Fire Department (C), Fairfield City Hall (D), Fairfield Public Library (E), Wayne County Courthouse (F), Wayne County Ambulance Service (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fairfield include: Apostolic Faith Church on the Hill (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (F), Ellen Moore United Methodist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maple Hill Cemetery (1), Shaeffer Cemetery (2), Curry Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Old Fairfield Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Fairfield include: Southwest Park (1), Leo F French Memorial Park (2), Lakeside Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Briarwood Inn of Fairfield (116 Market Avenue), Fairfield Uptown Motel & Diner (201 South 1st Street).

Birthplace of: William Borah - Politician, Harold A. Garman - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fairfield and their reported violations in the past:

FAIRFIELD (Population served: 6,314, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2007)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations

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

  • BOYLESTON WATERWORKS CORP (Population served: 874, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.3%


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

People in group quarters in Fairfield in 2010:

  • 16 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in federal detention centers

People in group quarters in Fairfield in 2000:

  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Fairfield (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Fairfield Branch at 303 West Delaware Street, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $2,852.7 mil, Deposits: $2,227.7 mil, headquarters in Terre Haute, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation
  • The Fairfield National Bank: at 220 East Main Street, branch established on 1903/02/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $392.3 mil, Deposits: $287.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Fairfield Bancshares, Inc.
  • Peoples National Bank , N.A.: Fairfield Branch at 215 Southeast 3rd Street, branch established on 1957/07/06. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $883.7 mil, Deposits: $803.4 mil, headquarters in Mount Vernon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Market Street Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Clay City Banking Co.: Fairfield Il Branch at 915 Commerce Drive, branch established on 2012/02/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $95.9 mil, Deposits: $77.2 mil, headquarters in Clay City, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Clay City Bank Shares, Inc

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield:

Marital status in Fairfield, IL
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 19.3%

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Illinois average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fairfield
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fairfield, IL (based on Wayne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,66752
Mainline Protestant9398
Catholic2971
Black Protestant1821
Other1652
None7,510-
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: 3
Here:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wayne County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Wayne County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wayne County:

13.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.4%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.1%
State:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Fairfield:

28.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fairfield:

22.0%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.1%
Illinois:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fairfield:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.6%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

57.9%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.6%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairfield, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$66,581$72,6341$68
Electric Power 11$49,020$53,4760$0
Water Supply 7$36,454$62,4930$0
Financial Administration 6$23,228$46,4560$0
Streets and Highways 6$24,756$49,5120$0
Sewerage 4$16,917$50,7510$0
Police - Other 4$23,314$69,9420$0
Firefighters 4$22,145$66,43520$2,192
Gas Supply 4$18,237$54,7110$0
Other and Unallocable 3$12,803$51,2120$0
Local Libraries 3$6,125$24,5002$737
Other Government Administration 3$11,350$45,4008$2,901
Airports 1$4,863$58,3561$713
Totals for Government 67$315,793$56,56032$6,611

Fairfield government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,221,000 ($1260.33)
    Police Protection: $1,471,000 ($298.01)
    Gas Utilities: $1,350,000 ($273.50)
    Water Utilities: $1,122,000 ($227.31)
    General - Other: $1,060,000 ($214.75)
    Regular Highways: $925,000 ($187.40)
    Central Staff Services: $590,000 ($119.53)
    Financial Administration: $517,000 ($104.74)
    Sewerage: $479,000 ($97.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $469,000 ($95.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000 ($51.46)
    Libraries: $192,000 ($38.90)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $176,000 ($35.66)
    Air Transportation: $97,000 ($19.65)
    Health - Other: $42,000 ($8.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $485,000 ($98.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $56,000 ($11.35)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($11.14)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($1.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,955,000 ($801.26)

Fairfield government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $485,000 ($98.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $382,000 ($77.39)
    Other: $197,000 ($39.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($2.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $11,000 ($2.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $85,000 ($17.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $25,000 ($5.06)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($3.85)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,151,000 ($1651.34)
    Gas Utilities: $2,533,000 ($513.17)
    Water Utilities: $1,670,000 ($338.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,977,000 ($400.53)
    Highways: $131,000 ($26.54)
    Other: $15,000 ($3.04)
  • Tax - Property: $1,563,000 ($316.65)
    Public Utilities Sales: $111,000 ($22.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $24,000 ($4.86)
    Other License: $8,000 ($1.62)

Fairfield government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,515,000 ($2332.86)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,228,000 ($2274.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $288,000 ($58.35)

Fairfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,705,000 ($1155.79)
Businesses in Fairfield, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Maurices1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WFIW (1390 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WRUL (97.3 FM; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WNOI (103.9 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfield:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Fairfield: Harold A. Garman.

Fairfield fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Fairfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 36.2mTotal length
  • $564,000Total costs
  • 33,610Total average daily traffic
  • 2,550Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37,708Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fairfield, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fairfield, IL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fairfield)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 44 (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: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 49. The highest number of fire incidents - 87 took place in 2007, and the least - 13 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fairfield, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.2%), and Structure Fires (34.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fairfield, IL
    • 36243.2%Outside Fires
    • 29234.9%Structure Fires
    • 16519.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 182.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairfield, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairfield, Illinois:

  • Briarwood Inn, 116 N Market St, Fairfield, Illinois 62837 , Phone: (618) 842-3667, Fax: (618) 842-2678
  • Fairfield Uptown Motel, 201 S 1ST St, Fairfield, Illinois 62837 , Phone: (618) 842-2191, Fax: (618) 842-7270
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairfield, Illinois
Most common first names in Fairfield, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11781.7 years
Charles10175.4 years
William8877.8 years
James8571.8 years
John8174.8 years
Robert6469.6 years
George4679.1 years
Frank3582.0 years
Ruby3280.2 years
Donald3168.4 years
Most common last names in Fairfield, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5976.8 years
Simpson3778.2 years
Wilson3577.6 years
Musgrave3473.1 years
Brown2579.9 years
Young2571.0 years
Carter2476.6 years
Williams2475.3 years
Johnson2379.3 years
Wood2374.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairfield, IL
  • 86.8%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairfield, IL
  • 51.6%Utility gas
  • 44.0%Electricity
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fairfield compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Fairfield on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 (62837) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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