Fairbank, Iowa

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Fairbank, Iowa

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High Points

Fairbank strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Fairbank Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Fairbank Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Fairbank, Iowa

Comparing Fairbank to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Senior Citizens 5 3
Age of the Population 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 4
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Short Commute Times 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7

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Fairbank Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NE of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 168 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Buchanan
Standard Zip Codes 50629
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.639
Longitude -92.046

Fairbank Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OELWEIN 2 S
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
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Fairbank Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,041 100%
Male 508 48.8%
Female 533 51.2%
Under 18 293 28.1%
18+ 748 71.9%
65+ 154 14.8%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,035 99.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1%

Estimated Fairbank Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,034
Growth -7
Growth % -0.7%

Fairbank Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 54%
Irish 11.9%
US/American 9.5%
Norwegian 5.6%
English 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Polish 3.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Danish 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
Italian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairbank 1,041 $43,654
Dunkerton 749 $48,229
Hazleton 950 $36,023
Oelwein 6,692 $32,279
Readlyn 786 $52,308
Stanley 128 $31,563
Westgate 234 $43,438

Fairbank Public Libraries

Fairbank Public Library
"212 MAIN, BOX 426"
Fairbank, Iowa
(319) 635-2487

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Fairbank High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 309 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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