Fairfield, CA
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Living in Fairfield

Fairfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 119,705 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Fairfield is the 53rd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Fairfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Also of interest is that Fairfield 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: 8.49% 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.

One downside of living in Fairfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.03 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of people in Fairfield who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.96% of adults in Fairfield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fairfield in 2018 was $36,751, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,004 for a family of four. However, Fairfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fairfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fairfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Fairfield, accounting for 29.26% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Fairfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fairfield include European, Irish, German, English, and African.

Fairfield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.44%.

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