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2.08% growth
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4.69% growth
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4.45% growth
Median Property Value
9.4% growth


The economy of Fairfield, IA employs 4,291 people. The economy of Fairfield, IA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.58; 2.05; and 1.61 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fairfield, IA are Manufacturing (849), Educational Services (595), and Retail trade (400), and the highest paying industries are Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($50,787), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($38,438), and Transportation & Warehousing ($35,156).

Median household income in Fairfield, IA is $38,906. Males in Fairfield, IA have an average income that is 1.57 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,949. The income inequality of Fairfield, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fairfield, IA. In Jefferson County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,045. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Fairfield, IA is from the county of Jefferson County, IA.

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Fairfield, IA is home to a population of 9,942 people, from which 86.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fairfield, IA is composed of 7,207 White residents (72.5%), 997 Black residents (10%), 633 Asian residents (6.37%), 490 Two+ residents (4.93%), and 373 Hispanic residents (3.75%). The most common foreign languages in Fairfield, IA are Chinese (512 speakers), Hindi (436 speakers), and Spanish (238 speakers), but compared to other places, Fairfield, IA has a relative high number of Hindi (436 speakers), Other West Germanic (23 speakers), and Chinese (512 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fairfield, IA awarded 391 degrees. The student population of Fairfield, IA is skewed away from females, with 269 male students and 122 female students. Most students in Fairfield, IA are White (78 and 19.9%), followed by Black or African American (33 and 8.44%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 5.63%), and Two or more races (6 and 1.53%). The largest universities in Fairfield, IA by number of graduates are Maharishi University of Management (391 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Fairfield, IA are Computer Science (158 and 40.4%), General Business Administration & Management (31 and 7.93%), and Accounting & Business Management (22 and 5.63%). The median tuition costs in Fairfield, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $27,000 and $27,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Fairfield, IA is $100,900, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $92,200 to $100,900, a 9.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Fairfield, IA is 57.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fairfield, IA have an average commute time of 8.89 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.


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