Introduction to Fairfield, Ohio

Fairfield, Ohio, in Butler county, is 3 miles S of Hamilton, Ohio (center to center) and 13 miles NW of Cincinnati, Ohio. It's situated in southwestern Ohio. The city is home to the headquarters of Cincinnati Financial Corporation, Skyline Chili, Ohio Casualty and other prominent companies. Fairfield includes over 300 acres of land for recreational activities, outdoor entertainment and sports facilities. It offers some of the most attractive topography in Ohio.

Fairfield History

Judge John Cleves Symmmes, a colonial during the Revolutionary War bought over 330,000 acres. The community initially consisted of veterans from the Revolutionary War and a large number of them were from New Jersey. The settlers had numerous battles with the local Indians. It was given its name by the early pioneers for the beauty of the nearby hills. The Miami and Erie Canal, toll roads and the arrival of the Hamilton & Dayton Railroad significantly contributed to the growth of the community. In the early days, it was primarily an agricultural area.

Fairfield Attractions

  • Fairfield Community Arts Center.
  • Elisha Morgan Mansion.
  • Gilbert Farms Park.
  • The city offers a variety of festivals.
  • Village Green Fine Art Fair is a notable event.
  • Village Green Amphitheater.
  • Arts & Crafts Market.
  • September Dayz is a popular family event.
  • Swingin' on the Green is a monthly concert series and features Jazz and Swing.
  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum.
  • Fitton Center for Creative Arts.
  • Butler County Historical Museum.

Fairfield Activities

The city has a large number of parks and recreational facilities. Thomas Marsh Park features a fishing lake that requires a fee. Fairfield Greens has two golf courses. Fairfield includes an aquatics center, an extensive bicycle and hiking path system and the Hamilton-Fairfield Skate Park. Residents have opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of activities and entertainment in Cincinnati. The nearby Rowe Woods offers an extensive trail system and includes scenic old-growth woods.

Fairfield Transportation

Air travel is offered at the Cincinnati-Blue Ash Airport.


Total Population 42,678
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 22,098
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.2%
Median Earnings25+ $35,718
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,835
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,116


Median Family Income $66,651
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $832
Median House Value $144,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 11.3%

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

Fairfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Hamilton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles NW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 45011, 45014
P.O. Box Zip Codes 45018
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.345
Longitude -84.56

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 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

City View Heights (45011)

Indian Springs (45014)

Saint Clair (45011)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Forest Park 18,667 $52,025
Greenhills 3,590 $59,832
Hamilton 62,359 $48,761

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

Fairfield Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(513) 870-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 2,203 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

Serves 743 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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