Fairfax is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 7,521 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairfax is the 453rd largest community in California. Fairfax has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Fairfax home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Fairfax real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Of important note, Fairfax is also a town of artists. Fairfax has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fairfax’s character.
Also of interest is that Fairfax has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 30.13% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
If knowledge is power, Fairfax is a pretty powerful place. 65.85% of the adults in Fairfax have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Fairfax in 2018 was $59,011, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,044 for a family of four. However, Fairfax contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fairfax is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fairfax home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairfax residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fairfax include English, German, Italian, Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Fairfax is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.