Fairfield, Montana

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Fairfield, Montana

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High Points

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

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Top 3% trophy Fairfield Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Fairfield, Montana

Comparing Fairfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Montana (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Age of the Population 5 2
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 9
Average Household Size 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 5 8
People in Middle Class or Better 4 7
Median Family Income 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Short Commute Times 8 3
Working at Home 5 2
Public Transportation Use 3 3


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

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Fairfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles W of Great Falls, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 482 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Teton
Standard Zip Codes 59436
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.614
Longitude -111.979

Fairfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 51 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Station SUN RIVER 4 S
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 50 to 82 F
Oct Temp 33 to 60 F
Annual Precip 12.7 inches
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 49 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 57 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
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Fairfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 659 100%
Male 322 48.9%
Female 337 51.1%
Under 18 169 25.6%
18+ 490 74.4%
65+ 118 17.9%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 2.95
White 639 97%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.9%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 13 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.9%

Estimated Fairfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 635
Growth -24
Growth % -3.6%

Fairfield 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 29.2%
Norwegian 18.9%
US/American 11.7%
English 8.4%
Irish 7%
Swedish 4.3%
Swiss 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Danish 2.1%
Italian 1.8%
Scottish 1.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Polish 1%
Russian 1%
Dutch 1%
French Canadian 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fairfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Golden Ridge (59436)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairfield 659 $34,896
Choteau 1,781 $35,655
Dutton 389 $43,068

Fairfield Public Libraries

Fairfield Public Library
Fairfield, Montana
(406) 467-2477

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Fairfield High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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