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.
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%).
In addition, Fairfield is a college town. There are a lot of students in Fairfield attending college, and as a result Fairfield provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
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.