Fairfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,496 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairfield is the 50th largest community in Maine.
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.88% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Fairfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Fairfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Fairfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Fairfield may be for you.
Being a small town, Fairfield does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Fairfield are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.77% of adults in Fairfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Fairfield in 2018 was $26,413, which is low income relative to Maine, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,652 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 Irish, French, English, French Canadian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Fairfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.