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, Fairfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fairfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairfield is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfield who work in office and administrative support (16.22%), sales jobs (10.27%), and maintenance occupations (9.34%).

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.

The percentage of adults in Fairfield who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.37% of the adults in Fairfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fairfield in 2010 was $17,394, 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 $69,576 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, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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