Fairfield, AL
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Fairfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 10,807 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fairfield is the 61st largest community in Alabama.

Fairfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Fairfield, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Fairfield provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Fairfield has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

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 Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and German.

The most common language spoken in Fairfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.