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. 35.91% 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 (10.79%), sales jobs (8.01%), and teaching (7.77%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Fairfield is worth considering.
The rate of college-level education in Fairfield is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.95% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fairfield in 2010 was $23,021, 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 $92,084 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 Asian. 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 Chinese and Spanish.