Fairfield Bay is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 2,268 people and just one neighborhood, Fairfield Bay is the 120th largest community in Arkansas.
Occupations and Workforce
Fairfield Bay is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fairfield Bay is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfield Bay who work in sales jobs (25.00%), teaching (16.59%) and office and administrative support (10.98%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Fairfield Bay is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Fairfield Bay’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Fairfield Bay has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Fairfield Bay has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Fairfield Bay than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Fairfield Bay may be for you.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.62 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Fairfield Bay doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.