Fairfield, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,627.
Population change since 2000: +1.2%
 
Males: 824  (50.6%)
Females: 803  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

42.1 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 13406.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,807 (it was $40,104 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$61,807
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,047 (it was $15,603 in 2000)

Fairfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $107,726 (it was $68,200 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$107,726
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $146,426; detached houses: $149,123; townhouses or other attached units: $486,460; in 2-unit structures: $133,123; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,454; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $479,147; mobile homes: $61,334; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $76,629
March 2019 cost of living index in Fairfield: 97.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Fairfield, NY (2010)
    • 1,58997.7%White alone
    • 150.9%Hispanic
    • 120.7%Two or more races
    • 70.4%Black alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (24.5%), Irish (20.6%), English (13.3%), Italian (10.1%), French (8.0%), Polish (7.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 41.1 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (very low).

Fairfield, New York map

24 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Fairfield town:

2.0% ($1,337)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (15.1 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (135.1 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (166.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Middleville, NY (1.4 miles ),
Newport, NY (2.5 miles ),
Norway, NY (2.5 miles ),
Little Falls, NY (2.6 miles ),
Herkimer, NY (2.7 miles ),
Manheim, NY (2.8 miles ),
Dolgeville, NY (2.9 miles ),
Schuyler, NY (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.12 N, Longitude: 74.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Distribution of median household income in Fairfield, NY in 2017
Fairfield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,500
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in Fairfield, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.8%)
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Fairfield, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Fairfield, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.22. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.22
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Fairfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the Fairfield town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the town center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairfield-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 112.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from Fairfield center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from Fairfield center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 301.3 miles away from Fairfield center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Herkimer County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairfield:

  • ALPINE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LITTLE FALLS, NY)
  • BASSETT HEALTHCARE LITTLE FALLS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LITTLE FALLS, NY)
  • LITTLE FALLS HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; LITTLE FALLS, NY)
  • HERKIMER CO PUBLIC HLTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • FAXTON ST. LUKE'S HEALTHCARE - HERKIMER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • SUE CAMPAGNA HOSPICE OF HERKIMER CO (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • FOLTS HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)

Amtrak station near Fairfield:

  • 15 miles: UTICA (321 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfield:

  • Herkimer County Community College (about 8 miles; Herkimer, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,774)
  • Mohawk Valley Community College (about 15 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 5,693)
  • Utica College (about 18 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 2,952)
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College (about 34 miles; Johnstown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,043)
  • Colgate University (about 38 miles; Hamilton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,094)
  • Morrisville State College (about 38 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,823)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 39 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,455)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fairfield: Goodell Corners (A), Bouchard Farm (B), Dillenbeck Corners (C), Middleville Rest Home (D), Middleville Fire Department - E W Corey Hose Company (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Route 28 Cemetery (1), Middleville Rural Cemetery (2), Fairfield Village Cemetery (3), Trinity Episcopal Cemetery (4), Hardscrabble Cemetery (5), Whipple Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Stony Creek (A), North Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Robert Waterman (governor) - Governor of California, William Marvin - Judge, Richard Sherwood Satterlee - Physician.

Herkimer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.8%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

11.6%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.5%
Whole state:

7.4%
48 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield:

Marital status in Fairfield, NY
  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fairfield, NY (based on Herkimer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,42512
Mainline Protestant7,13542
Evangelical Protestant1,46122
Other4505
Orthodox3344
None39,714-
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: 17
Herkimer County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Herkimer County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Herkimer County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Herkimer County:

24.5%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Herkimer County:

13.7%
New York:

15.6%

4.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
New York average:

4.90%

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 Oneida County, NY  1.91% ($37,702 average AGI)
from Otsego County, NY  0.31% ($38,227)
from Fulton County, NY  0.27% ($29,422)


5.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
New York average:

5.85%

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 Oneida County, NY  1.87% ($39,811 average AGI)
to Otsego County, NY  0.30% ($31,556)
to Fulton County, NY  0.23% ($32,582)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLFH (1230 AM; 1 kW; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNRS (1420 AM; 1 kW; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: ARJUNA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIBX (950 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WTLB (1310 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WADR (1480 AM; 5 kW; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUTQ (1550 AM; 1 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WBGK (99.7 FM; NEWPORT VILLAGE, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSKU (105.5 FM; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOUR (96.9 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUNY (89.5 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BC COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WXUR (92.7 FM; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: ARJUNA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLZW (98.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WKLL (94.9 FM; FRANKFORT, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WKVU (100.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WRCK (107.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WBUG-FM (101.1 FM; FORT PLAIN, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUCL (93.5 FM; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSKS (97.9 FM; WHITESBORO, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W262AC (100.3 FM; LITTLE FALLS, ETC., NY; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WRBY (102.5 FM; ROME, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLH (91.3 FM; BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WODZ-FM (96.1 FM; ROME, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WQBJ (103.5 FM; COBLESKILL, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WFRG-FM (104.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfield:

  • WKTV (Channel 2; UTICA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUTR (Channel 20; UTICA, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WPNY-LP (Channel 11; UTICA, ETC., NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFXV (Channel 33; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W59AU (Channel 59; UTICA, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CING.COUNCIL,CENTRAL N. Y.)
  • W53AM (Channel 53; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W31BP (Channel 31; BURLINGTON, ETC., NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W51CV (Channel 51; UTICA, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W04AE (Channel 4; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W27BJ (Channel 27; UTICA, NY; Owner: SOUL'S HARBOR PENTECOSTAL CHURCH)

Fairfield fatal accident list:

Jan 28, 2014 05:20 AM, Sr-169, Lat: 43.107478, Lon: -74.949239, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 5, 2013 02:43 AM, Sr-28, Lat: 43.147058, Lon: -74.975303, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 8, 2008 10:38 PM, Sr-169, Lat: 43.099350, Lon: -74.948620, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 31, 2008 02:05 PM, Sr-29, Lat: 43.134120, Lon: -74.866760, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 7, 2006 07:32 PM, West End Rd. (Cr-7), Rasbach Rd., Lat: 43.080410, Lon: -74.977670, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Apr 17, 2004 11:42 PM, Castle Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 4, 1999 09:50 PM, Cr-7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.9mTotal length
  • $2,668,000Total costs
  • 1,736Total average daily traffic
  • 163Total average daily truck traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairfield, NY
  • 72.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.5%Wood
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Electricity
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairfield, NY
  • 74.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Wood
  • 4.5%Electricity
  • 3.4%Utility gas


Fairfield compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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