Fairfield, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 5,421. Estimated population in 2021: 5,230 (-3.5% change)
Males: 2,444 (45.1%), Females: 2,977 (54.9%)

Zip code: 62837

Median resident age: 42.8 years
Median household income: $25,797
Median house value: $46,300

Races in Fairfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (20.1%), German (14.4%), English (14.2%), Irish (8.1%), French (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Land area: 3.6 square miles

 

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield city

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

2.3% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.5% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -149 (-2.7%).

Hospital/medical center in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (N W 11TH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fairfield:

  • CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; FLORA, IL)
  • HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; MCLEANSBORO, IL)
  • CORNERSTONE HEALTHCARE OF IL INC (about 25 miles; CARMI, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fairfield:

  • MOUNT VERNON (about 34 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Abbreviation: MVN)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 62 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
  • EVANSVILLE REGIONAL (about 64 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Abbreviation: EVV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD MUNI (about 3 miles; FAIRFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: FWC)
  • FLORA MUNI (about 20 miles; FLORA, IL; Abbreviation: FOA)
  • CARMI MUNI (about 27 miles; CARMI, IL; Abbreviation: CUL)
College/University in Fairfield:

  • ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLL-FRONTIER COMM COLL (Full-time enrollment: 640; Location: FRONTIER DR; Public; Website: www.iecc.cc.il.us/fcc)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfield:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 58 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,510)
  • VINCENNES UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; VINCENNES, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,201)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 64 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,440)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 66 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 74 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • TRINITY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY-TRINITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; NEWBURGH, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,986)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 76 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
Public high school in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD COMM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 512; Location: 300 W KING ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Fairfield:

  • CENTER STREET ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 410; Location: 200 W CENTER ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • NORTH SIDE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 209; Location: 806 N 1ST ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • JASPER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: R R 3 BOX 473; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NEW HOPE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: R R 4 BOX243; Grades: KG – 08)
  • MERRIAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: R R 2 BOX 546; Grades: KG – 08)

Libraries

Library in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD P.L. (Operating income: $426,934; Location: 300 S E SECOND STREET; 33,730 books; 480 audio materials; 875 video materials; 84 serial subscriptions)

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