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Fairfield, IA Population and Races

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As of 2010, the total population of Fairfield is 9,464, which is 0.47% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 4.10% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Fairfield population density is 1,474.15 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 54.14 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Fairfield is white, which represent 90.29% of the total population. The average Fairfield education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 9,464. #41

Population Growth Since 2000, #371

Fairfield, IA

Population Density, #94

Fairfield, IA
1,474.15 per square mile
54.14 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:8,545 (90.29%, #953)
Black:191 (2.02%, #71)
Hispanic:344 (3.63%, #180)
Asian:372 (3.93%, #13)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):19 (0.20%, #358)
One Race, Other:129 (1.36%, see rank)
Two or More Races:208 (2.20%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:205 (59.59%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:30 (8.72%, see rank)
Cuban:2 (0.58%, see rank)
Central American:16 (4.65%, see rank)
South American:43 (12.50%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:140 (37.63%, see rank)
Chinese:91 (24.46%, see rank)
Filipino:30 (8.06%, see rank)
Japanese:8 (2.15%, see rank)
Korean:12 (3.23%, see rank)
Vietnamese:2 (0.54%, see rank)
Asian, Other:80 (21.51%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

7,622 (80.55%) out of the total population of 9,462 reported first ancestry.

 Fairfield, IA% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Arab390.41%, see rank0.21%0.53%
Czech1321.40%, see rank1.99%0.50%
Danish920.97%, see rank2.04%0.45%
Dutch3483.68%, see rank4.70%1.51%
English1,01810.76%, see rank9.27%8.53%
French3884.10%, see rank2.82%3.54%
German2,43525.73%, see rank38.44%15.79%
Greek340.36%, see rank0.23%0.42%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.12%0.48%
Irish1,03710.96%, see rank14.91%11.36%
Italian3894.11%, see rank2.14%5.66%
Norwegian1381.46%, see rank5.56%1.46%
Polish3653.86%, see rank1.31%3.13%
Portuguese150.16%, see rank0.06%0.46%
Russian770.81%, see rank0.38%0.97%
Scotch-Irish2682.83%, see rank0.95%1.07%
Scottish2202.33%, see rank1.58%1.81%
Subsaharan African1491.57%, see rank0.54%0.93%
Swedish2212.34%, see rank3.15%1.34%
Swiss670.71%, see rank0.50%0.31%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.09%0.31%
American3864.08%, see rank5.98%6.72%
Welsh500.53%, see rank0.71%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 4,704 (49.70%, see rank)
Females: 4,760 (50.30%, see rank)

Fairfield, IA
Male: 49.70%
Female: 50.30%
Male: 49.51%
Female: 50.49%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Fairfield, IA
46.00 years old
38.10 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Fairfield, IA
43.30 years old
36.60 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Fairfield, IA
48.40 years old
39.50 years old
38.50 years old

 Fairfield, IA% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Under 5 years4394.64%, see rank6.63%6.54%
5 to 9 years4554.81%, see rank6.59%6.59%
10 to 14 years4855.12%, see rank6.59%6.70%
15 to 19 years5635.95%, see rank7.12%7.14%
20 to 24 years6126.47%, see rank7.00%6.99%
25 to 34 years1,16612.32%, see rank12.56%13.30%
35 to 44 years9039.54%, see rank11.97%13.30%
45 to 54 years1,27313.45%, see rank14.43%14.58%
55 to 64 years2,06021.77%, see rank12.24%11.82%
65 to 74 years6957.34%, see rank7.37%7.03%
75 to 84 4965.24%, see rank5.04%4.23%
85 years and over3173.35%, see rank2.45%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Fairfield, IAIowaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population6,518, 100%2,013,629204,336,017
Less Than High School385, 5.91%, see rank9.32%14.28%
High School Graduate1,960, 30.07%, see rank33.11%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree1,774, 27.22%, see rank32.25%28.99%
Bachelor Degree1,279, 19.62%, see rank17.54%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,120, 17.18%, see rank7.79%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#14.30, see rank13.5213.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Fairfield, IA IowaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten23462.39%37.61%76.73%23.27%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)76194.22%, see rank5.78%, see rank89.38%10.62%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)56877.99%, see rank22.01%, see rank92.59%7.41%90.52%9.48%
College84941.70%, see rank58.30%, see rank73.06%26.94%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School2603.08%, see rank96.92%, see rank67.53%32.47%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Fairfield, IAIowaU.S.
Total Households4,201, 100%1,221,576116,716,292
Average Household Size2.09, see rank2.412.58
1 Person Households1,668, 39.70%, see rank28.45%26.74%
2 or More Person Households2,533, 60.30%, see rank71.55%73.26%
Family Households (Families)2,218, 52.80%, see rank64.67%66.43%
Average Family Size2.76, see rank2.973.14
Married-Couple Family1,645, 39.16%, see rank51.18%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,983, 47.20%, see rank35.33%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Fairfield, IA%IowaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total8,166see rank2,446,953248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over4,031100%, see rank1,200,224120,789,875
Never Married1,77444.01%, see rank31.25%35.08%
Married1,63340.51%, see rank56.39%52.93%
Widowed641.59%, see rank2.58%2.53%
Divorced56013.89%, see rank9.77%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over4,135100%, see rank1,246,729127,252,362
Never Married1,21229.31%, see rank24.71%28.74%
Married1,70541.23%, see rank53.84%49.95%
Widowed52612.72%, see rank10.15%9.34%
Divorced69216.74%, see rank11.30%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Fairfield, IA%IowaU.S.
Native8,06285.20%, see rank95.66%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence5,04753.34%, see rank72.17%58.71%
Born in Different State2,94631.14%, see rank23.00%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
690.73%, see rank0.48%1.38%
Foreign Born1,40014.80%, see rank4.34%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship5325.62%, see rank1.63%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship8689.17%, see rank2.71%7.16%
Born In Europe1141.20%, see rank0.65%1.56%
Born In Asia8188.65%, see rank1.43%3.67%
Born In Africa1131.19%, see rank0.31%0.51%
Born In Oceania270.29%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America1741.84%, see rank1.80%6.79%
Born In Northern America1541.63%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Fairfield, IA%IowaU.S.
English3,38584.44%, see rank92.29%79.64%
Spanish1964.89%, see rank4.07%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages1583.94%, see rank2.03%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1844.59%, see rank1.21%3.24%
Other862.15%, see rank0.41%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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