Fairfield, Pennsylvania

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Fairfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles N of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 17320
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.787
Longitude -77.368

Fairfield Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
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Fairfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 486 100%
Male 226 46.5%
Female 260 53.5%
Under 18 101 20.8%
18+ 385 79.2%
65+ 116 23.9%
Median Age 44.7
Average Family Size 2.67
White 478 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.6%

Estimated Fairfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 511
Growth 25
Growth % 5.1%

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 40.6%
US/American 14.9%
Irish 13.5%
English 8.2%
Scotch-Irish 6.5%
Polish 2.5%
Italian 2%
French (except Basque) 2%
Swiss 1.4%
Greek 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Portuguese 0.6%
Croatian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Slovak 0.3%
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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:

Charnita (17320)
Greenstone (17320)

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 486 $39,219
Arendtsville 848 $43,889
Bendersville 576 $41,250
Carroll Valley 3,291 $55,000
Gettysburg 7,490 $40,489
Mont Alto 1,357 $41,705
Waynesboro 9,614 $39,951
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Fairfield High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 424 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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