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Fairfield, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Fairfield had a population of 44,133 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.3459 and longitude -84.5605 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfield 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.


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Fairfield, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fairfield, OH Housing Affordability Index is 176
State of Ohio Housing Affordability Index is 156
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fairfield, OH Wealth Index is 82
State of Ohio Wealth Index is 84
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 44,133 (100%)
Population in Households 43,583 (98.8%)
Population in Families 34,469 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 550 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 2,111
Diversity Index2 50
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,299
Average Household Income $78,040
Per Capita Income $31,945
Wealth Index4 82

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,838 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,169 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,376 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $163,192
Housing Affordability Index3 176
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,007
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 11,447
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.41% 0.49%
Households 0.36% 0.46%
Families 0.07% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 2019 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 Density # 232 81st
Diversity Index # 58 95th
Median Household Income # 349 71st
Per Capita Income # 310 75th

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