Fairfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,040 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fairfield is the 330th largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fairfield is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.30% of the Fairfield workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Fairfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfield who work in office and administrative support (10.83%), sales jobs (8.56%), and teaching (7.36%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Fairfield has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Fairfield a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.44 minutes getting to work every day.
In Fairfield, just 11.68% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fairfield in 2010 was $22,335, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,340 for a family of four. However, Fairfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in Fairfield include English, Irish, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Fairfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.