Fairfield, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 114 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +58.3%
Males: 44  (39.2%)
Females: 70  (60.8%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 40013, 40020.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,556 (it was $19,375 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$38,556
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,665 (it was $17,181 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,567 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$85,567
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $152,606; Detached houses: $169,445; Mobile homes: $110,508
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  • White alone - 91 (80.5%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (6.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (4.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fairfield: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.1%), English (17.0%), United States (12.8%), Irish (8.5%), Russian (4.3%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/22/1870

Elevation: 721 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 393 people per square mile   (very low).

Fairfield, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 50.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield city:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 4.8%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Fairfield, Kentucky as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fairfield to the number of sex offenders is 114 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,083 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $363 (0.5%)

Fairfield satellite photo by USGS

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

Fairfield household income distribution Fairfield home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -63 (-46.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

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

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 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 149.0 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 130.8 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 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 (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: 4, 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

Birthplace of: Virgil Livers - Football player.

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)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

74

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

City:

0.345
U.S.:

0.303

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

City:

7.50
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 27.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.1%
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

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 above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fairfield travel time to work - commute Fairfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fairfield city (based on Nelson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.25%
Here: 64.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents52.0%26.2%5.0%4.8%3.8%
Congregations15.8%29.8%10.5%8.8%3.5%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.9%1.8%1.3%0.6%1.6%
Congregations7.0%3.5%7.0%3.5%10.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Nelson 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.
State:

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

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Nelson County:

27.1%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

15.9%
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

Fairfield government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($78.95)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($35.09)

Fairfield government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($17.54)
    Highways: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($43.86)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($17.54)
    NEC: $1,000 ($8.77)

Fairfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,000 ($131.58)

5.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, KY  1.20% ($35,298 average AGI)
from Bullitt County, KY  0.68% ($35,267)
from Hardin County, KY  0.49% ($28,798)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, KY  1.13% ($29,451 average AGI)
to Bullitt County, KY  0.46% ($28,139)
to Hardin County, KY  0.32% ($25,630)

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, 1975 00:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

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: 02/27/2004, Expiration Date: 04/26/2014, 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: 07/07/2004, Expiration Date: 07/07/2014, 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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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