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.

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 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 (16.81%), sales jobs (9.94%), and management occupations (8.31%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Fairfield. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

The education level of Fairfield citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.17% of adults in Fairfield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fairfield in 2010 was $27,110, 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 $108,440 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 27.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairfield include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Fairfield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.52%.

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