Fairfax, Iowa

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Fairfax, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 6% Fairfax Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Fairfax Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Fairfax Short Commute Times
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Fairfax People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 18% Fairfax Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Fairfax, Iowa

Comparing Fairfax 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Fairfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 212 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Linn
Metro Area Cedar Rapids
Standard Zip Codes 52228
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.919
Longitude -91.78

Fairfax Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
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Fairfax Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 889 100%
Male 443 49.8%
Female 446 50.2%
Under 18 257 28.9%
18+ 632 71.1%
65+ 119 13.4%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 3.05
White 859 96.6%
African-American 8 0.9%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 6 0.7%
Mixed Race 12 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.8%

Estimated Fairfax Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,512
Growth 623
Growth % 70.1%

Fairfax 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 42.5%
Irish 11.6%
English 9.8%
Czech 7.9%
US/American 5.4%
Norwegian 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Italian 1.5%
Czechoslovakian 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
French Canadian 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Welsh 0.9%
Slovak 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
European 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairfax 889 $59,348
Atkins 977 $58,375
Cedar Rapids 120,758 $54,286
Hiawatha 6,480 $47,135
Norway 601 $50,278
Swisher 813 $67,368
Walford 1,224 $70,000

Fairfax Public Libraries

Fairfax Public Library
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(319) 846-2994

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