Fairfield, IA

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Population

10,125

1.84% growth

Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$36,781

5.46% decline

Poverty Rate

19.4%


Number of Employees

4,430

3.24% growth

Median Property Value

$104,100

3.17% growth

About

In 2017, Fairfield, IA had a population of 10.1k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $36,781. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fairfield, IA grew from 9,942 to 10,125, a 1.84% increase and its median household income declined from $38,906 to $36,781, a -5.46% decrease.

The population of Fairfield, IA is 70.5% White Alone, 9.83% Black or African American Alone, and 7.22% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Fairfield, IA speak a non-English language, and 87% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fairfield, IA are Maharishi University of Management (409 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Fairfield, IA is $104,100, and the homeownership rate is 57.6%. Most people in Fairfield, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 9.58 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairfield, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fairfield, IA employs 4.43k people. The largest industries in Fairfield, IA are Manufacturing (976 people), Educational Services (636 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (455 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($53,571), Public Administration ($53,417), and Finance & Insurance ($43,292).

Median household income in Fairfield, IA is $36,781. Males in Fairfield, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Fairfield, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,781

2017 value

± $5,299

-5.46%

1 Year Growth

± 23.3%

Households in Fairfield, IA have a median annual income of $36,781, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,906 in 2016, which represents a -5.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairfield, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 904

  2. Census Tract 903

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairfield, IA was Census Tract 904 with a value of $40,641, followed by Census Tract 903 and N/A, with respective values of $36,559 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Fairfield, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairfield, IA (1.73k out of 8.94k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 12 - 14 and then Females 12 - 14.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    872 ± 214

  2. Black

    576 ± 322

  3. Asian

    243 ± 371

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairfield, IA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.43k

2017 Value

± 551

3.24%

1 Year growth

± 17.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fairfield, IA grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 4.29k employees to 4.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairfield, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (604 people), Production Occupations (599 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (412 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairfield, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fairfield, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (604 people), Production Occupations (599 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (412 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fairfield, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.33 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.21 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fairfield, IA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($67,137), Legal Occupations ($66,125), and Protective Service Occupations ($54,708).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.43k

2017 Value

± 551

3.24%

1 Year growth

± 17.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fairfield, IA grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 4.29k employees to 4.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairfield, IA, are Manufacturing (976 people), Educational Services (636 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (455 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairfield, IA, though some of these residents may live in Fairfield, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fairfield, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (976 people), Educational Services (636 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (455 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fairfield, IA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.02 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.18 times), and Educational Services (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fairfield, IA, by median earnings, are Information ($53,571), Public Administration ($53,417), and Finance & Insurance ($43,292).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.8% of the population of Fairfield, IA has health coverage, with 31.9% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 23.8% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fairfield, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Fairfield, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.16%

Uninsured

31.9%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

23.8%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairfield, IA declined by 6.22% from 6.57% to 6.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fairfield, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fairfield, IA is home to a population of 10.1k people, from which 87% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Fairfield, IA residents were born outside of the country (1.48k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fairfield, IA is composed of 7.14k White Alone residents (70.5%), 995 Black or African American Alone residents (9.83%), 731 Asian Alone residents (7.22%), 651 Two or More Races residents (6.43%), 395 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.9%), 214 Some Other Race Alone residents (2.11%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fairfield, IA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 9.1

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fairfield, IA was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Fairfield, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fairfield, IA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.48k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Fairfield, IA residents (1.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fairfield, IA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

87%

2017 Citizenship

86.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87% of Fairfield, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fairfield, IA was 86.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.14k ± 249

  2. Black or African American Alone

    995 ± 665

  3. Asian Alone

    731 ± 463

In 2017, there were 7.17 times more White Alone residents (7.14k people) in Fairfield, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 995 Black or African American Alone and 731 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fairfield, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Fairfield, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Fairfield, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fairfield, IA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    225 ± 85

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    55 ± 58

  3. World War II

    45 ± 32

Fairfield, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fairfield, IA awarded 409 degrees. The student population of Fairfield, IA is skewed towards men, with 1,210 male students and 479 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fairfield, IA are White (81 and 60%), followed by Black or African American (31 and 23%), Hispanic or Latino (10 and 7.41%), and Asian (6 and 4.44%).

The largest universities in Fairfield, IA by number of degrees awarded are Maharishi University of Management (409 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fairfield, IA are Computer Science (163 and 39.9%), General Business Administration & Management (84 and 20.5%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (45 and 11%).

The median tuition costs in Fairfield, IA are $27,000 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Fairfield, IA was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 36 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Fairfield, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

409 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$27,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Fairfield, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Maharishi University of Management with 409 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

256

Degrees Awarded to Men

153

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 256 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fairfield, IA, which is 1.67 times more than the 153 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    81 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fairfield, IA were to White students. These 81 degrees mean that there were 2.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairfield, IA was $104,100 in 2017, which is 0.478 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,900 to $104,100, a 3.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairfield, IA is 57.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fairfield, IA have an average commute time of 9.58 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fairfield, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,781

Median Household Income

± $5,299

3.87k

Number of Households

± 468

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.87k households in Fairfield, IA declined from $36,781 from the previous year's value of $38,906.

The following chart displays the households in Fairfield, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $20k - $25k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$104,100

2017 Median

± $11,080

$100,900

2016 Median

± $8,267

In 2017, the median property value in Fairfield, IA grew to to $104,100 from the previous year's value of $100,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fairfield, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfield, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fairfield, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfield, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.6%

2017 Homeownership

57.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.6% of the housing units in Fairfield, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fairfield, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fairfield, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fairfield, IA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

9.58 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairfield, IA have a shorter commute time (9.58 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.206% of the workforce in Fairfield, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.89%

  3. Carpooled

    9.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fairfield, IA was Drove Alone (73.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (9.89%) and those who Carpooled (9.13%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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