Fairfield, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 119 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +65.3%
Males: 53  (44.8%)
Females: 66  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

44.7 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 40013, 40020.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,678 (it was $19,375 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$50,678
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,574 (it was $17,181 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $95,555 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$95,555
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $95,689; detached houses: $101,596; mobile homes: $36,060
March 2019 cost of living index in Fairfield: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.2%
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  • Races in Fairfield, KY (2010)
    • 9180.5%White alone
    • 87.1%Hispanic
    • 76.2%Two or more races
    • 54.4%Other race alone
    • 21.8%Black alone



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Fairfield, Kentucky as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fairfield is 167 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (37.0%), Irish (27.8%), English (11.1%), German (11.1%), Italian (9.3%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/22/1870

Elevation: 721 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 410 people per square mile   (low).

Fairfield, Kentucky map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $940 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $214 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (28.7 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (296.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bloomfield, KY (1.9 miles ),
Coxs Creek, KY (2.3 miles ),
Taylorsville, KY (2.7 miles ),
Chaplin, KY (3.0 miles ),
Bardstown, KY (3.0 miles ),
Elk Creek, KY (3.4 miles ),
Mount Washington, KY (3.5 miles ),
Willisburg, KY (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 37.93 N, Longitude: 85.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 502

Distribution of median household income in Fairfield, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fairfield, KY in 2017

Fairfield satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Kentucky:

4.5%

Average climate in Fairfield, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fairfield, Kentucky average temperatures Fairfield, Kentucky average precipitation Fairfield, Kentucky humidity Fairfield, Kentucky wind speed Fairfield, Kentucky snowfall Fairfield, Kentucky sunshine Fairfield, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.6. This is about average.

City:

66.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.345. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.345
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.50. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Fairfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Fairfield city center killed 3 people and injured 81 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1996, a category F4 tornado 13.4 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused $101 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 140.8 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 149.0 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 130.8 miles away from Fairfield center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.2 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 139.2 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 Nelson County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairfield:

  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF SPENCER COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TAYLORSVILLE, KY)
  • VNA NAZARETH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BARDSTOWN, KY)
  • FLAGET MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (MEMBER OF SAINT JOSEPH H Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; BARDSTOWN, KY)
  • BARDSTOWN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; BARDSTOWN, KY)
  • COLONIAL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BARDSTOWN, KY)
  • GREEN MEADOWS HEALTH CARE CENTER 1 (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOUNT WASHINGTON, KY)
  • MEADOWS ICF/MR (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MOUNT WASHINGTON, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfield:

  • Sullivan University (about 25 miles; Louisville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 5,129)
  • Bellarmine University (about 27 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 28 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • University of Louisville (about 29 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 31 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Kentucky State University (about 35 miles; Frankfort, KY; FT enrollment: 2,112)

Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Virgil Livers - Football player.

Nelson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.5%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield:

Marital status in Fairfield, KY
  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 50.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Kentucky average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fairfield, KY (based on Nelson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,42138
Catholic10,0079
Mainline Protestant2,38715
Black Protestant5643
Other2342
None19,824-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Nelson County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Nelson County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nelson County:

9.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nelson County:

12.9%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.4%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fairfield:

35.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.7
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.6%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fairfield:

14.8%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fairfield:

7.1
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

46.5%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

45.4%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Fairfield:

78.9%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairfield, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 0$0 1$200

5.57% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

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 Jefferson County, KY  1.47% ($38,868 average AGI)
from Bullitt County, KY  0.81% ($46,384)
from Hardin County, KY  0.33% ($35,678)


4.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,025 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

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 Jefferson County, KY  1.13% ($37,941 average AGI)
to Bullitt County, KY  0.50% ($36,528)
to Hardin County, KY  0.34% ($42,683)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WBRT (1320 AM; 1 kW; BARDSTOWN, KY; Owner: CBC OF NELSON COUNTY, INC.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDRD (680 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURG, KY; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLCR (1470 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY; Owner: LCR PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WTFX-FM (100.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMZ (97.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJIE-FM (88.5 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: EVANGEL SCHOOLS, INC.)
  • WAKY-FM (102.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, KY; Owner: WASHINGTON COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WLSK (100.9 FM; LEBANON, KY; Owner: CBC OF MARION COUNTY, INC)
  • WFPL (89.3 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVI (105.9 FM; VALLEY STATION, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WLRS (105.1 FM; SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WQMF (95.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W216BM (91.1 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WFPK (91.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WUOL-FM (90.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMJM (101.3 FM; JEFFERSONTOWN, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WPTI (103.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSFR (107.7 FM; CORYDON, IN; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJZO (101.7 FM; SHELBYVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKMO (106.3 FM; HODGENVILLE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfield:

  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHAS-TV (Channel 11; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BELO KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDRB (Channel 41; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFTE (Channel 58; SALEM, IN; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WVHF-LP (Channel 5; JEFFERSONVILLE, ETC., IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)
  • WLKY-TV (Channel 32; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: WLKY HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBXV-CA (Channel 13; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Fairfield fatal accident list:

Feb 9, 1976 00:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 9, 1975 00:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 19.3mTotal length
  • 5,568Total average daily traffic
  • 324Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,754Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB4IYD, Grant Date: 02/02/1993, Expiration Date: 02/02/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/03/2005, Registrant: Benny L Tate Sr, Little Union Rd, Fairfield, KY 40020
  • Call Sign: KE4NNA, Licensee ID: L00234810, Grant Date: 05/17/2004, Expiration Date: 07/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2004, Certifier: Cecil E Ferguson, Registrant: Cecil E Ferguson, Fairfield, KY 40020
  • Call Sign: NC9W, Licensee ID: L00131242, Grant Date: 02/19/2014, Expiration Date: 04/26/2024, Certifier: Paul J Kiener, Registrant: Paul Kiener, 411 W Main Street, Fairfield, KY 40020
  • Call Sign: W4FWG, Previous Call Sign: KE4NNA, Licensee ID: L00234810, Grant Date: 04/26/2014, Expiration Date: 07/07/2024, Certifier: Cecil E Ferguson, Registrant: Cecil E Ferguson, 466 Little Union Road, Fairfield, KY 40020

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$106,410
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9902.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fairfield, KY
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Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairfield, KY
  • 44.9%Electricity
  • 36.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.2%Wood
  • 8.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairfield, KY
  • 100.0%Electricity


Fairfield compared to Kentucky state average:

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