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A+ Fairfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Fairfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than California
13333% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fairfield cost of living
D- Fairfield Crime Total crime is 11% higher than California
Total crime
3,26418% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3118% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Fairfield crime
D+ Fairfield Employment Household income is 9% higher than California
Median household income
$69,39625% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$29,0803% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%43% higher than the US average
Fairfield employment
C Fairfield Housing Home value is 25% lower than California
Median home value
$305,40065% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,35943% higher than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
Fairfield real estate or Fairfield rentals
F Fairfield Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than California
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
38%22% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:124% higher than the US average
Fairfield K-12 schools or Fairfield colleges

Living in Fairfield, CA

Fairfield, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 110,953 inhabitants. More than a quarter of the residents of Fairfield identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 21% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. 72% of the people in Fairfield (over the age of 15) are married and 55% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Living in Fairfield can be a great experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Fairfield, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, housing and more.

Fairfield, CA receives 67/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #558 in California and #15,386 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Fairfield has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (B+). There are some categories that Fairfield scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Fairfield has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Fairfield: Jelly Belly Factory Tour, Anheuser-Busch Fairfield Brewery Tour, and Travis Air Base Museum.

Assuming that Fairfield meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Fairfield. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Fairfield are simply unattainable. The median home price for Fairfield homes is $305,400, which is 25.4% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Fairfield, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.4, which is 31.3% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Fairfield are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Fairfield homes comes in at 4.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 12.3%.

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Compare Fairfield, CA Livability To Other Cities

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Fairfield - The Gourmet Jelly Bean Capital

Fairfield, California is close to the famous Travis Air Force Base in the Bay Area. With a small population, low real estate prices and jobs still available, the city of Fairfield is a great place to live or travel to. Residents reflect a small town charm and attitude. Working hard to keep their city looking immaculate, residents take pride in Fairfield's appearance. An enticing fact about living in Fairfield is that the city offers plenty of convenient services to its residents.

Travelers will also enjoy visiting Fairfield. Plenty of hotel, nightlife, restaurants, bars and attractions fill this little city. Anyone with a sweet tooth will enjoy taking a Jelly Belly tour, exploring the factory where these delicious little jelly beans are made. Tourists may sample the hundreds of unique flavors and learn about the procedures and history of this location and its famous products. Fun for the whole family.

Numerous major stores, small shops and a mall are located in Fairfield, offering residents and tourists plenty of choices. Strings Italian Cafe is an excellent dining choice. Offering a wide variety of American-Italian dishes, Strings Italian Cafe creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Prices are moderate, food is fresh and delicious and the staff at the restaurant are courteous.
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Source: The Fairfield, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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