For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:
For population 15 years and over in Fairfield city:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,083 (0.9%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -63 (-46.7%).
Average climate in Fairfield, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Fairfield-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 127% 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 significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 94% 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 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 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.4 miles away from Fairfield center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Nelson County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Virgil Livers - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Fairfield:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfield:
(lower is better)
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.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 7.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.1%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Fairfield compared to Kentucky state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Fairfield city (based on Nelson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.25%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fairfield government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Fairfield government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Fairfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,206 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($444 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,563 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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Fairfield fatal accident list:
Feb 9, 1975 00:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9902.00
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: