Fairfax, Missouri

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Fairfax, Missouri

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Fairfax Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Fairfax Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Fairfax, Missouri

Comparing Fairfax to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (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 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
Median Family Income 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Working at Home 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Fairfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles NW of St. Joseph, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Atchison
Standard Zip Codes 64446
Phone Area Codes 660
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.338
Longitude -95.393

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 TARKIO
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station AUBURN 5 ESE
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
Station OREGON
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
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Fairfax Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 645 100%
Male 292 45.3%
Female 353 54.7%
Under 18 142 22%
18+ 503 78%
65+ 158 24.5%
Median Age 43.5
Average Family Size 2.83
White 638 98.9%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Fairfax Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 622
Growth -23
Growth % -3.6%

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
US/American 35.8%
German 17.5%
English 11.8%
Irish 10.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
Scotch-Irish 7.7%
European 2.7%
Scottish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
French Canadian 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Dutch 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairfax 645 $37,841
Craig 309 $26,750
Mound City 1,193 $33,472
Rock Port 1,395 $41,625
Tarkio 1,935 $34,625
Watson 121 $28,500
Westboro 163 $32,813

Fairfax Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(660) 686-2111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fairfax High Schools (2004)

Serves 77 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.3

Fairfax Colleges

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