Fairfield demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,5535591
Median age37.138.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%44%43%
Speak English86%92%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%
Fairfield, IA has a population of 9,942 and is the 3,951st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,553 per sq mi which is 2743% higher than the Iowa average and 1614% higher than the national average. The median age in Fairfield is 37 which is approximately 2% lower than the Iowa average of 38. In Fairfield, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 86% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 43% of Fairfield residents were born in Iowa, 41% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 15% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Fairfield is 2743% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Fairfield is 2% lower than Iowa.
  • In Fairfield 76.09% of the population is White.
  • In Fairfield 10.03% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Fairfield 6.37% of the population is Asian.

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Fairfield population breakdown by race

Black or African American10.03%3.32%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race4.93%1.97%3.06%
Other race2.58%1.27%4.75%
In Fairfield, 3.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fairfield, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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