Fairbury, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 3,968. Estimated population in 2021: 3,919 (-1.2% change)
Males: 1,882 (47.4%), Females: 2,086 (52.6%)

Livingston County

Zip code: 61739

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $41,298
Median house value: $85,700

Races in Fairbury:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.9%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (35.4%), United States (17.1%), Irish (13.6%), English (9.0%), Swedish (3.7%), Swiss (3.2%).

Elevation: 689 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fairbury

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairbury city

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +293 (+8.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Fairbury:

  • SAINT JAMES HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; PONTIAC, IL)
  • GIBSON AREA HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; GIBSON CITY, IL)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; STREATOR, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fairbury:

  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 33 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 52 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
  • DECATUR (about 67 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fairbury:

  • PONTIAC MUNICIPAL (about 14 miles; PONTIAC, IL; Abbreviation: PNT)
  • DWIGHT (about 27 miles; DWIGHT, IL; Abbreviation: DTG)
  • PAXTON (about 35 miles; PAXTON, IL; Abbreviation: 1C1)
Amtrak station near Fairbury:

  • 13 miles: PONTIAC (721 W. WASHINGTON ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairbury:

  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 47 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 48 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
Public high school in Fairbury:

  • PRAIRIE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 605; Location: 411 N 7TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Fairbury:

  • WESTVIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 600 S 1ST ST; Grades: PK – 04)

Libraries

Library in Fairbury:

  • DOMINY MEM. LIB. (Operating income: $156,681; Location: 201 SOUTH THIRD ST.; 21,129 books; 581 audio materials; 350 video materials; 1 serial subscriptions)

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