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Overview

Introduction to Fairfield, Maine

Fairfield, Maine, in Somerset county, is 71 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 170 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. About 6,573 people live in Fairfield.

Fairfield History

The Abenaki Indians were the original inhabitants of Fairfield. The area boomed as a trade and agricultural town after the Revolutionary War. The town was incorporated on June 18, 1788 and adopted its present name. Fairfield was originally served by the Maine Central Railroad’s Somerset branch.

Fairfield and nearby Attractions

  • L. C. Bates Museum
  • Colby College Museum of Art
  • History House
  • Lindbergh Crate Museum
  • Lake Saint George State Park
  • Edward Arlington Robinson House

Things To Do In Fairfield

Fairfield provides easy access to the Old Fort Western, the Redington Museum and the Maine State Museum. For those who are interested in the town’s history, a visit to the History House-Fairfield Historical Society may prove fruitful. The City of Fairfield also hosts the Chocolate Festival every year.

Fairfield Transportation

Bangor International Airport is nearby.

Fairfield Higher Education

Kennebec Valley Technical College is the local college. One can also attend the University of Maine at Augusta, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Southern Maine

People

Total Population 3,105
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 1,382
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,870
% Above Poverty Level 74.3%
% Below Poverty Level 25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $683
Median House Value $114,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
US/American 0%
English 16.7%
Irish 7.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fairfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 170 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 04937
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.588
Longitude -69.599

Fairfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WATERVILLE TREATMENT PLT
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station MADISON
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station GARDINER
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benton 2,689 $50,298
China 4,287 $52,475
Clinton 1,076 $59,861
Oakland 2,448 $71,250
Waterville 15,989 $53,198
Winslow 7,661 $60,820

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fairfield Public Libraries

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Fairfield - Lawrence Public Library
33 LAWRENCE AVENUE
Fairfield, Maine
(207) 453-6867
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Fairfield High Schools

LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL
9 SCHOOL STREET
207-453-4200
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 892 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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