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Fairfield, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Fairfield had a population of 43,700 as of July 1, 2016. Fairfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 39.3314 and longitude -84.5427 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fairfield are located in Butler County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hamilton County.

The City of Fairfield (GNIS ID: 1085670) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fairfield, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,700
Population in Households 43,183
Population in Familes 34,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 517
Population Density1 2,093
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 17,797
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 11,421
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,702 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,095 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,241 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $155,905
Average Home Value $169,067


Median Household Income $56,322
Average Household Income $70,239
Per Capita Income $28,912
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.59%
Households 0.35% 0.52%
Families 0.07% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fairfield, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 26 98th
Population Density1 # 243 80th
Diversity Index2 # 60 95th
Median Household Income # 336 72nd
Per Capita Income # 262 79th

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