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A+ Fairfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Fairfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Ohio
946% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fairfield cost of living
B Fairfield Crime Total crime is 12% lower than Ohio
Total crime
2,39813% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4213% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Fairfield crime
C- Fairfield Employment Household income is 19% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$60,3369% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,6534% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%19% lower than the US average
Fairfield employment
B- Fairfield Housing Home value is 11% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$146,80021% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$84411% lower than the US average
Home ownership
62%2% lower than the US average
Fairfield real estate or Fairfield rentals
A- Fairfield Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%30% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:130% higher than the US average
Fairfield K-12 schools or Fairfield colleges

Living in Fairfield, OH

Fairfield, Ohio is a medium-sized city with a population of 42,640 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (80% White). Given that fact, Fairfield could be considered less diverse than other cities. 74% of the people in Fairfield (over the age of 15) are married and 63% 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.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Fairfield could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Ohio if you know where to look. With useful information like crime, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Fairfield and in the areas around Fairfield is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Fairfield has received a livability score of 81/100. This score is ranked in the 95th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a phenomenal score, as Fairfield ranks well in multiple categories! Fairfield also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Fairfield ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B-), cost of living (B-), education (A-) and housing (B-).

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. Some of the notable things to do include: Jungle Jim's International Farmers Market, Wake Nation, and Fairfield Golf Center.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Fairfield. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Fairfield are affordable. The median home price for Fairfield homes is $146,800, which is 11.3% higher than the Ohio 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 2.4, which is 7.7% lower than the Ohio average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Fairfield were 12.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.1%.

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Compare Fairfield, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Fairfield, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Oakley, Cincinnati8113.710,214
Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati79127,480
Clifton, Cincinnati7612.68,188
Hartwell, Cincinnati768.95,480
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
North Avondale, Cincinnati7412.56,806
Northside, Cincinnati7311.47,752
Kennedy Heights, Cincinnati7212.44,580
Madisonville, Cincinnati7114.39,104

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kings Mills, OH9016.11,470
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Forestville, OH8921.110,617
Centerville village, OH8929.869
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Beckett Ridge, OH895.78,724
Mason, OH8912.932,025
Madeira, OH8913.68,924
Loveland, OH881512,641
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Fairfield, Ohio - A Great Little City!!!

Fairfield, Ohio is a great little city that sits outside the beautiful riverside city of Cincinnati. Fairfield is considered part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area. I moved here for a temporary nine months while I was on a consulting assignment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. This area was highly suggested by my old high school friend. The location for me was perfect. Close enough to work that commuting was easy, by both car and bicycle. Fairfield also sits outside the Dayton metro area. For me this took care of the nightlife and attractions.

I think one of the greatest assets of Fairfield, Ohio for me was its close proximity to the outdoor life. It was close enough that an active bike rider like me was close enough to the country, farms and the rolling foothills of the Appalachians and also the Ohio River that I never was bored.
Fairfield also sits outside of what is considered the crown jewel of Ohio's state park system, Hocking Hills.

Hocking Hills is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Ohio. Waterfalls, canyons, caves and many hued rocks make this a paradise for hikers and photographers. This is a definite must see destination if you are in the area.

Another great area attraction is Wright Patterson Air Force Base with its flight museum. You can spend a few days here exploring all the base and museum has to offer.
The Fairfield area is a relatively safe and quiet area. Churches and families abound. You will not find more quintessential America than here. It is definitely America's heartland. Just an overall great place to hang your hat.
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Source: The Fairfield, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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