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Fairfield, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Fairfield had a population of 10,787 as of July 1, 2020. Fairfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 33.4859 and longitude -86.9119 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfield encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 561 feet.

The City of Fairfield (GNIS ID: 2403587) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fairfield is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairfield: Corey.

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Fairfield, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,787 (100%)
Population in Households 9,996 (92.7%)
Population in Families 8,110 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 791 ( 7.3%)
Population Density 3,109
Diversity Index2 13
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,413
Average Household Income $54,335
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $20,867
Wealth Index5 46
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 4,939 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,287 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,796 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 855 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $106,051
Average Home Value $117,803
Housing Affordability Index3 222
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,084
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,609
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.29% -0.2%
Households -0.34% -0.24%
Families -0.47% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.08%

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Fairfield, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 61 90th
Population Density # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 350 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 230 39th
Per Capita Income # 394 33rd
Diversity Index # 541 8th

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