Fairfield, AL
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Fairfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 10,907 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 (17.94%), healthcare (8.93%), and sales jobs (8.89%).

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.

The percentage of adults in Fairfield who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.38% of the adults in Fairfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fairfield in 2010 was $18,758, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,032 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, Italian, and German.

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