Fairfield, IA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
18,153
0.0276% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.9
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
13.2%
9.36% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$47,401
0.643% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$120,600
1.94% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
8,368
7.56% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Fairfield, IA had a population of 18.2k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $47,401. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Fairfield, IA grew from 18,148 to 18,153, a 0.0276% increase and its median household income declined from $47,708 to $47,401, a −0.643% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairfield, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.78%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.31%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.97%).

None of the households in Fairfield, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.6% of the residents in Fairfield, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fairfield, IA are Maharishi International University (494 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Fairfield, IA was $120,600, and the homeownership rate was 69.6%.

Most people in Fairfield, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairfield, IA was 2 cars per household.

Fairfield, IA borders Iowa City, IA and Ottumwa, IA.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Fairfield, IA is home to a population of 18.2k people, from which 89.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 13.1% of Fairfield, IA residents were born outside of the country (2.37k people).

In 2020, there were 7.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.7k people) in Fairfield, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.04k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 504 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.6%
2020 Citizenship
92.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 89.6% of Fairfield, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Fairfield, IA was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairfield, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.7k ± 26
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.04k ± 316
  3. White (Hispanic)
    504 ± 52
3.16%
Hispanic Population
573 people

In 2020, there were 7.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.7k people) in Fairfield, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.04k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 504 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.16% of the people in Fairfield, IA are hispanic (573 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fairfield, IA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    41,266 ± 4,955 people
  2. India
    10,872 ± 2,556 people
  3. China
    9,649 ± 2,408 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,266 Iowa residents, followed by India with 10,872 and China with 9,649.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.37k people
9.29%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.69k people

As of 2020, 13.1% of Fairfield, IA residents (2.37k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fairfield, IA was 9.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    357 ± 107
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    215 ± 116
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    137 ± 68

Fairfield, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Fairfield, IA employs 8.37k people. The largest industries in Fairfield, IA are Educational Services (1,194 people), Manufacturing (1,073 people), and Retail Trade (929 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($63,782), Public Administration ($58,798), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,603).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,102. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.37k
2020 Value
± 732
−7.56%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fairfield, IA declined at a rate of −7.56%, from 9.05k employees to 8.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairfield, IA, are Management Occupations (878 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (868 people), and Production Occupations (822 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairfield, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.37k
2020 Value
± 732
−7.56%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fairfield, IA declined at a rate of −7.56%, from 9.05k employees to 8.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairfield, IA, are Educational Services (1,194 people), Manufacturing (1,073 people), and Retail Trade (929 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,170
Median earning men ± $4,089
$24,538
Median earning women ± $2,860

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($250,001), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,298), and Public Administration ($77,530).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($63,397), Wholesale Trade ($53,750), and Public Administration ($47,955).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 213
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 202
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 161
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $138k
    Manufacturing
  2. $123k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $118k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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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. $20.9B
  2. $19.9B
  3. $18.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Machinery with $20.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($19.9B) and Meat/seafood ($18.8B).

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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$262B
2020 Value in Iowa
$518B
Projected 2050 Value in Iowa
97.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $262B. This is expected to increase 97.9% to $518B by 2050.

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. $23.7B
  2. $16.5B
  3. $11.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $23.7B, followed by Minnesota with $16.5B and Texas and $11.4B.

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

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Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Fairfield, IA awarded 494 degrees. The student population of Fairfield, IA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 1,086 male students and 929 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fairfield, IA are White (60 and 34.1%), followed by Unknown (46 and 26.1%), Black or African American (40 and 22.7%), and Asian (11 and 6.25%).

The largest universities in Fairfield, IA by number of degrees awarded are Maharishi International University (494 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fairfield, IA are Computer Science (323 and 65.4%), General Business Administration & Management (55 and 11.1%), and Other Philosophy & Religious Studies (25 and 5.06%).

The median tuition cost in Fairfield, IA for private four year colleges is $16,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Fairfield, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 78%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 2,015 (53.9% men and 46.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 2,015 students enrolled in Fairfield, IA, 53.9% men and 46.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Non-resident Alien with 858 records, of which 17.5% were women and 82.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 316 degree-majors awarded
  2. 25 degree-majors awarded
  3. 21 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Fairfield, IA was Computer Science with 316 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
494 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Maharishi International University with 494 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 341 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fairfield, IA, which is 2.23 times more than the 153 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 60 degrees mean that there were 1.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($530) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.541% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.593% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (734k), Some college (566k), and Bachelors Degree (451k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Fairfield, IA was $120,600 in 2020, which is 0.525 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $118,300 to $120,600, a 1.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairfield, IA is 69.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Fairfield, IA have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairfield, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fairfield, IA is $47,401. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fairfield, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $88,368, followed by Warren County, IA and Mills County, IA, with respective values of $80,309 and $75,137.

Property

$120,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,186
$4,771
Median Property Taxes
±$453

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fairfield, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.6%
Homeownership
2020
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.6% of the housing units in Fairfield, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.3%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Fairfield, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairfield, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $88,368, followed by Warren County, IA and Mills County, IA, with respective values of $80,309 and $75,137.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,401
Median Household Income
± $5,786
6.86k
Number of Households
± 572

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.86k households in Fairfield, IA declined from $47,401 from the previous year's value of $47,708.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairfield, IA is from Iowa.
0.438
2020 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.442
2019 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2020, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.914% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.3%)
  3. Carpooled (9.9%)

In 2020, 71.5% of workers in Fairfield, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.3%) and those who carpooled to work (9.9%).

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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Commute Time

17.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairfield, IA have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Fairfield, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairfield, IA (2.3k out of 17.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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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94.4% of the population of Fairfield, IA has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 19.2% on non-group plans, and 2.38% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1357 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1452 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 607 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Iowa, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,357 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,357 patients per year. This represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1,372 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Iowa in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Iowa across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.3% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.63%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
19.2%
Non-Group
2.38%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairfield, IA grew by 23.6% from 4.56% to 5.63%.

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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