Fairfield, CA
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Fairfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 112,970 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Fairfield is the 60th 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fairfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairfield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfield who work in office and administrative support (16.29%), sales jobs (10.06%), and management occupations (7.75%).

Fairfield is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Fairfield, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

The education level of Fairfield citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.11% of adults in Fairfield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fairfield in 2010 was $27,415, 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 $109,660 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 Asian. Fairfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairfield include Irish, English, European, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fairfield's cultural character, accounting for 21.93% of the city’s population.

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