Fairfield, Montana

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Population in 2014: 724 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 
Males: 309  (42.8%)
Females: 415  (57.2%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59436.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,474 (it was $29,018 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$34,474
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,144 (it was $15,255 in 2000)

Fairfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,858 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$88,858
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $104,699; Detached houses: $121,220; Mobile homes: $38,408

Median gross rent in 2013: $581.

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  • Races in Fairfield, MT (2010)

    Fairfield races chart
    • 67294.9%White alone
    • 182.5%Two or more races
    • 101.4%Hispanic
    • 81.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairfield: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.0%), Norwegian (16.3%), Irish (15.7%), Dutch (6.4%), Polish (4.3%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3977 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 2,385 people per square mile   (low).

Fairfield, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield town:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,228 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $857 (1.0%)

Fairfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (33.3 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (474.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (974.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Simms, MT (3.0 miles ), Fort Shaw, MT (3.3 miles ), Sun River Valley, MT (3.3 miles ), Sun River, MT (3.6 miles) , Power, MT (3.9 miles) , Choteau, MT (4.1 miles ), Dutton, MT (4.5 miles ), Vaughn, MT (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $220,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.62 N, Longitude: 111.98 W

Area code: 406

Fairfield household income distribution Fairfield home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Fairfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fairfield, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Fairfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 220.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 260.0 miles away from Fairfield center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 212.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 156.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 235.9 miles away from Fairfield center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 563.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Teton County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfield topographic map

airports located in Fairfield:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfield:

  • The University of Montana (about 108 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 142 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 207 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • North Idaho College (about 225 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 245 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Spokane Community College (about 251 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Washington State University (about 251 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

Public high school in Fairfield:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairfield:

Private elementary/middle school in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 31, Location: 51 5TH LN NE, Grades: 1-7)
See full list of schools located in Fairfield

Library in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $34,173; Location: 14 NORTH 4TH ST; 9,406 books; 385 audio materials; 823 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 6 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Great American basketball player and all around athlete, Alysa Brown lives here. added by Gollum

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Notable locations in Fairfield: Fairfield (A), Harvest Hills Golf Course (B), Busch Agricultural Resources Elevator (C), Fairfield Public Library (D), Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department (E), Fairfield Police Department (F), Fairfield Ambulance (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fairfield include: United Church of Christ Congregational (A), Saint Johns Catholic Church (B), Grace Lutheran Church (C), Fairfield Faith Bible Church (D), Fairfield Mennonite Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Teton Counseling (408 Central Avenue).

Teton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.2%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 47.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.9%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.3%
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: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Fairfield (2011 data):

  • Teton Banks: at 321 Central Avenue, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/06: Bank assets: $194.6 mil, Deposits: $156.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Teton Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Montana average:

9.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fairfield town (based on Teton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,2268
Catholic1,1004
Evangelical Protestant94912
Other5402
None2,258-
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: 2
Teton County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Teton County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Teton County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Teton County:

24.8%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.7%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

42.0%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fairfield:

44.5%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fairfield:

46.4%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.6%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fairfield:

6.5
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fairfield:

27.0%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
This city:

42.8%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.5%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairfield, MT 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
Financial Administration 3$15,938$63,7520$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 3$15,938$63,7521$600

Fairfield government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($138.12)
    Police Protection: $57,000 ($78.73)
    Regular Highways: $52,000 ($71.82)
    Financial Administration: $39,000 ($53.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($52.49)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($49.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000 ($42.82)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($23.48)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($23.48)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($15.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($13.81)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($9.67)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($6.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($23.48)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($4.14)
    Judicial: $2,000 ($2.76)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $126,000 ($174.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($31.77)

Fairfield government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $97,000 ($133.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000 ($53.87)
    All Other: $18,000 ($24.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($12.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $37,000 ($51.10)
    General Revenue, NEC: $19,000 ($26.24)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($13.81)
    Rents: $4,000 ($5.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $115,000 ($158.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $50,000 ($69.06)
    Highways: $21,000 ($29.01)
    All Other: $15,000 ($20.72)
  • Tax - Property: $86,000 ($118.78)
    NEC: $5,000 ($6.91)

Fairfield government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $381,000 ($526.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $370,000 ($511.05)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($15.19)

Fairfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($4.14)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $687,000 ($948.90)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($19.34)

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Montana average:

6.86%

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 Cascade County, MT  1.24% ($37,031 average AGI)
from Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.54% ($22,357)


6.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,541 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Montana average:

6.73%

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 Cascade County, MT  2.02% ($19,115 average AGI)
to Pondera County, MT  0.62% ($22,188)
to Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.39% ($40,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KXGF (1400 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • KVVR (97.9 FM; DUTTON, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KTZZ (93.7 FM; CONRAD, MT; Owner: JEANNINE M. MASON)
  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • K246AC (97.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: LAST CHANCE PUBLIC RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • K251AC (98.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS-MT UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KIKF (104.9 FM; CASCADE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KINX (107.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KQDI-FM (106.1 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfield:

  • KTGF (Channel 16; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)

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

FAIRFIELD TOWN OF (Population served: 718, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2007)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In OCT-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (SEP-17-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (SEP-17-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In OCT-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (SEP-17-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (SEP-17-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 64 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Fairfield

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairfield, MT
Most common first names in Fairfield, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1473.6 years
James1176.4 years
George1182.8 years
William1076.0 years
Mary984.2 years
Robert767.0 years
Charles671.2 years
Arthur679.8 years
Florence587.8 years
Paul565.6 years
Most common last names in Fairfield, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson977.6 years
Lee877.5 years
Beck666.8 years
Pearson673.8 years
Gamradt579.4 years
Bremer575.4 years
Harris574.2 years
Birdeau579.6 years
Johnson584.8 years
Thompson569.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Fairfield, MT

  • Ford: 1
  • H&R Block: 1
  • True Value: 1

Fairfield compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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