Fairfax, Minnesota

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Fairfax, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Fairfax Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Fairfax, Minnesota

Comparing Fairfax to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 8
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 6
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Fairfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles W of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Renville
Standard Zip Codes 55332
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.529
Longitude -94.72

Fairfax Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OLIVIA 3 SE
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
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Fairfax Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,295 100%
Male 599 46.3%
Female 696 53.7%
Under 18 335 25.9%
18+ 960 74.1%
65+ 359 27.7%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,203 92.9%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 72 5.6%
Mixed Race 11 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 99 7.6%

Estimated Fairfax Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,279
Growth -16
Growth % -1.2%

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 59.9%
Norwegian 13.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
Irish 2.8%
Swedish 2.4%
US/American 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Finnish 1.6%
English 1.5%
Czech 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Belgian 0.2%
Dutch West Indian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairfax 1,295 $42,054
Buffalo Lake 768 $43,958
Franklin 498 $40,417
Gibbon 808 $38,977
Hector 1,166 $41,477
Morgan 903 $40,096
Morton 442 $37,396
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