Fairfield, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 10,420 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 
Males: 5,523  (53.0%)
Females: 4,897  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 52556, 52557.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,102 (it was $31,202 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$40,102
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,215 (it was $19,673 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $108,118 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$108,118
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $153,653; detached houses: $160,571; townhouses or other attached units: $239,799; in 2-unit structures: $62,737; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,602; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $56,525; mobile homes: $81,013; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $929

Median gross rent in 2016: $669.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fairfield: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.1%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.3% for Black residents, 62.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Fairfield, IA (2010)
    • 8,37088.4%White alone
    • 3683.9%Asian alone
    • 3443.6%Hispanic
    • 1761.9%Black alone
    • 1701.8%Two or more races
    • 160.2%American Indian alone
    • 190.2%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Fairfield, Iowa as of November 13, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fairfield is 528 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Fairfield by year

Type

2003

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
1
(10.5)
4
(42.8)
1
(11.0)
4
(43.6)
2
(21.6)
2
(21.0)
1
(10.5)
2
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(40.1)
5
(48.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.6)
1
(10.5)
1
(10.5)
2
(21.2)
1
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(252.4)
20
(210.6)
20
(213.8)
12
(131.7)
9
(98.1)
11
(118.9)
17
(178.7)
11
(115.9)
5
(52.9)
8
(81.4)
13
(130.2)
11
(106.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
79
(830.7)
78
(821.3)
61
(652.1)
67
(735.2)
63
(686.5)
80
(864.8)
61
(641.2)
165
(1,739)
79
(835.9)
117
(1,191)
107
(1,072)
111
(1,074)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
214
(2,250)
204
(2,148)
179
(1,914)
208
(2,282)
206
(2,245)
175
(1,892)
143
(1,503)
163
(1,718)
196
(2,074)
170
(1,730)
196
(1,964)
211
(2,041)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(189.3)
14
(147.4)
7
(74.8)
8
(87.8)
11
(119.9)
8
(86.5)
10
(105.1)
9
(94.9)
10
(105.8)
24
(244.2)
20
(200.4)
16
(154.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(21.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
3
(32.7)
4
(43.2)
6
(63.1)
2
(21.1)
1
(10.6)
1
(10.2)
3
(30.1)
2
(19.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 277.5)213.4212.1205.2184.9201.9190.7169.1232.8183.8191.4227.7229.2

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City-data.com crime index in Fairfield, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 21 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Iowa average:

1.65
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Ancestries: German (16.7%), American (8.3%), Irish (5.0%), English (4.5%), Ethiopian (4.2%), Swedish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/14/1875

Elevation: 778 feet

Land area: 5.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,816 people per square mile   (low).

Fairfield,IA real estate house value index trend

Fairfield, Iowa map

1,560 residents are foreign born (2.8% Africa).

This city:

15.6%
Iowa:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,969 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,524 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (50.4 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (188.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (229.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Maharishi Vedic City, IA (1.9 miles ),
Libertyville, IA (2.3 miles ),
Birmingham, IA (3.0 miles ),
Batavia, IA (3.2 miles ),
Packwood, IA (3.3 miles ),
Pleasant Plain, IA (3.3 miles),
Lockridge, IA (3.3 miles ),
Richland, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 91.97 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Silicorn Valley

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,699 (+26.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,410 (79.8%)

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Fairfield, IA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Fairfield, IA in 2016
Fairfield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 1999: 36 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $116,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Fairfield, IA residents
Average permit cost in Fairfield, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Fairfield, IA
Historical housing units in Fairfield, IA
Most common industries in Fairfield, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.1%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Machinery (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.4%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Fairfield, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)

Average climate in Fairfield, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fairfield, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.2. This is about average.

City:

64.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.19
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.158. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.158
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.11
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Fairfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Fairfield city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Fairfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 279.8 miles away from Fairfield 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 264.0 miles away from Fairfield center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 295.9 miles away from the city 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 305.8 miles away from Fairfield center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.5 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, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 280.4 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 Jefferson County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfield topographic map

Main business address for: EVEREST FUND L P ([6221]).

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairfield:

  • JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 2000 S MAIN)
  • NELSON NURSING HOME (807-809 WEST TAYLOR)
  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (2237 HIGHWAY 34)
  • SUNNY BROOK LIVING CARE CENTER (400 HIGHLAND STREET)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - FAIRFIELD (2000 S MAIN ST)
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICE (200 WEST BRIGGS)
  • NURSE IN THE HOUSE, INC (2201 W JEFFERSON AVE)
  • SUNNY BROOK HOME CARE INC (116 NORTH COURT STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Fairfield:

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College/University in Fairfield:

  • Maharishi University of Management (Full-time enrollment: 1,169; Location: 1000 N 4th St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mum.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfield:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 23 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 44 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of Iowa (about 51 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 65 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Truman State University (about 66 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Western Illinois University (about 77 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 81 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)

Public high school in Fairfield:

Private high school in Fairfield:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairfield:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • KRUU FM 100.1 Mhz started around Oct 1st 2006
  • Jubilee Christian Fellowship Church - 118 West Burlington Ave. Apostolic resourece center, church and ministry school for the region. Website: www.jubileechristian.com

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fairfield: Reiff Grain and Feed Incorporated Elevator (A), Fairfield (B), Fairfield Golf and Country Club (C), Walton Golf Club (D), Jefferson County Fairgrounds (E), Jefferson County Law Center (F), Jefferson County Area Ambulance Service (G), Fairfield Public Library (H), Howard Dormitory (I), Bagambhrini Golden Dome (J), Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome (K), Maharishi University of Management Library (L), Field House (M), Recreation Center (N), Student Union (O), Annapurna Dining Hall (P), High Rise 144 (Q), High Rise 143 (R), High Rise 142 (S), High Rise 141 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fairfield: EVEREST FUND L P (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fairfield include: Central Baptist Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Fairfield United Methodist Church (E), First Church of the Nazarene (F), Free Methodist Church (G), Saint Peter Episcopal Church (H), Friends Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Memorial Lawn Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Reservoir Number One (A), Walton Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fairfield include: Utopia Park (1), United States Constitution Bicentennial Tree Historical Marker (2), Howard Park (3), Central Park (4), Pumphery Park (5), Forest Park (6), First Iowa State Fair 1854 Historical Marker (7), Waterworks Park (8), Chautauqua Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Fairfield IA (3001 West Burlington Avenue), Best Western Fairfield Inn (2200 West Burlington), Fairfield Hotel (115 North Main Street), Chalets On the Lake (1702 Rukmapura Park).

Court: Jefferson County - Fairfield- Clerk Of District Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Milo Hamilton - Soilder, Greg Brown (folk musician) - Folk musician, Hugh J. Knerr - Major General in the Air Force, Richard L. Lawson - General, Mary Ruthsdotter - Feminist activist, David Rosenboom - Composer, Nathaniel Lamson Howard - Railroad executive, William Ray Price, Jr. - Judge, Zach Silverman - College basketball player (Youngstown State Penguins).

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

FAIRFIELD WATER SUPPLY (Address: ATTN CARL CHANDLER , Population served: 9,464, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Fairfield in 2010:

  • 320 people in college/university student housing
  • 205 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Fairfield in 2000:

  • 269 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 118 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 100 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Fairfield (2011 data):

  • MidWestOne Bank: Fairfield West - Branch 12 at 2408 West Burlington Avenue, branch established on 1995/12/11; Fairfield 1 - Branch 10 at 58 East Burlington, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/04: Bank assets: $1,676.4 mil, Deposits: $1,308.1 mil, headquarters in Iowa City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Midwestone Financial Group, Inc.
  • Iowa State Bank and Trust Company of Fairfield, Iowa: Iowa State Bank And Trust Company Of Fairfield, Iowa at Broadway And Court, branch established on 1934/05/19; West Burlington Drive-In Branch at 55 South 4th, branch established on 1967/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $81.9 mil, Deposits: $62.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Iowa State Financial Services Corporation
  • First National Bank in Fairfield: First National Bank In Fairfield at 100 East Burlington Avenue, branch established on 1934/02/07; Fairfield Branch at 1900 West Burlington Avenue, branch established on 1997/04/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $121.4 mil, Deposits: $106.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Iowa First Bancshares Corp.
  • The Libertyville Savings Bank: at 2000 West Jefferson, branch established on 1901/09/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $196.7 mil, Deposits: $164.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Village Investment Company

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield:

Marital status in Fairfield, IA
  • Never married: 40.2%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Iowa average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Fairfield
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,81312
Evangelical Protestant1,71619
Catholic1,0201
Other7397
None10,555-
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:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

10.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.1%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fairfield:

49.7%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Fairfield:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fairfield:

25.0%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fairfield:

35.8%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Fairfield:

55.5%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Fairfield:

77.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairfield, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$68,047$58,3260$0
Water Supply 10$37,247$44,6960$0
Streets and Highways 8$28,735$43,1030$0
Sewerage 8$30,761$46,1422$2,961
Parks and Recreation 6$16,946$33,89225$11,430
Police - Other 5$18,728$44,9471$40
Local Libraries 5$14,964$35,9146$6,204
Other Government Administration 4$19,856$59,5689$4,445
Firefighters 2$8,986$53,91616$7,365
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 62$244,270$47,27859$32,445

Fairfield government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,401,000 ($422.36)
    Air Transportation: $830,000 ($79.65)
    Regular Highways: $79,000 ($7.58)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,429,000 ($233.11)
    Sewerage: $2,078,000 ($199.42)
    Police Protection: $1,360,000 ($130.52)
    Regular Highways: $1,246,000 ($119.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,176,000 ($112.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $516,000 ($49.52)
    Financial Administration: $512,000 ($49.14)
    Libraries: $439,000 ($42.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $394,000 ($37.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $329,000 ($31.57)
    Air Transportation: $264,000 ($25.34)
    General - Other: $239,000 ($22.94)
    Central Staff Services: $118,000 ($11.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $97,000 ($9.31)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $30,000 ($2.88)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($0.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $513,000 ($49.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $141,000 ($13.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($5.28)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($2.98)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($1.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,467,000 ($332.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($9.02)

Fairfield government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,921,000 ($280.33)
    Air Transportation: $843,000 ($80.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $573,000 ($54.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $421,000 ($40.40)
    Other: $254,000 ($24.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $41,000 ($3.93)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($2.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($0.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,597,000 ($153.26)
    Special Assessments: $31,000 ($2.98)
    Sale of Property: $23,000 ($2.21)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,864,000 ($274.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,147,000 ($110.08)
    Other: $30,000 ($2.88)
  • Tax - Property: $5,502,000 ($528.02)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $915,000 ($87.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $174,000 ($16.70)
    Other License: $136,000 ($13.05)

Fairfield government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,019,000 ($2209.12)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,781,000 ($1514.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,238,000 ($694.63)

Fairfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,682,000 ($737.24)

6.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wapello County, IA  0.72% ($43,244 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.43% ($33,741)
from Van Buren County, IA  0.40% ($44,240)


7.11% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wapello County, IA  0.62% ($37,308 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, IA  0.43% ($43,778)
to Henry County, IA  0.37% ($39,696)
Businesses in Fairfield, IA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1New Balance2
Burger King1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx4Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS10
McDonald's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • KMCD (1570 AM; 0 kW; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • KHOE (90.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD EDUCATIONAL RADIO STATION)
  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • W272AL (102.3 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KRKN (104.3 FM; ELDON, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfield:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K23CI (Channel 23; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K25DE (Channel 25; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K27CV (Channel 27; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
Fairfield fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Fairfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 482ft / 147mTotal length
  • 94,515Total average daily traffic
  • 13,488Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Fairfield, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 252000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fairfield, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairfield)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fairfield, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fairfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fairfield)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 53
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in Fairfield, IA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairfield, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairfield, Iowa:

  • Best Western Fairfield Inn, 2200 W Burlington Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556 , Phone: (641) 472-2200, Fax: (641) 472-7642
  • Super 8, 3001 W Burlington Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556 , Phone: (641) 469-2000
  • Americinn Hotel & Suites Fairfield, Ia, 2104 S Main St, Fairfield, Iowa 52556 , Phone: (641) 451-6600
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairfield, Iowa
Most common first names in Fairfield, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8475.9 years
Mary7983.7 years
William6276.3 years
Charles5776.5 years
James5472.3 years
Robert5374.4 years
Ruth5080.9 years
George4678.0 years
Helen4482.0 years
Donald4271.4 years
Most common last names in Fairfield, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson4778.6 years
Smith4279.9 years
Johnson3883.4 years
Keller2877.7 years
Anderson2681.1 years
Miller2579.3 years
Davis2081.3 years
Martin1979.6 years
Brown1979.3 years
Messer1984.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairfield, IA
  • 80.2%Utility gas
  • 13.5%Electricity
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairfield, IA
  • 72.5%Utility gas
  • 26.4%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fairfield compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Fairfield on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
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