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 119,881 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.

Fairfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.44%), sales jobs (10.01%), and management occupations (7.36%).

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 downside of living in Fairfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.92 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Fairfield is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.87% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fairfield in 2018 was $35,094, 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 $140,376 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. The greatest number of Fairfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fairfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairfield include European, Irish, German, English, and African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fairfield's cultural character, accounting for 21.95% of the city’s population.

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