Fairfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 10,683 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fairfield is the 61st largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fairfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairfield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfield who work in office and administrative support (19.29%), sales jobs (8.74%), and maintenance occupations (7.52%).
Fairfield is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Fairfield enrolled in college, Fairfield has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Fairfield rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.34% of adults 25 and older in Fairfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Fairfield in 2010 was $18,269, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,076 for a family of four. However, Fairfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fairfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairfield residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Fairfield include African, Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Fairfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.