Fairfax, Vermont

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Fairfax, Vermont

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Fairfax Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Fairfax Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Fairfax People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Fairfax College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Fairfax, Vermont

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Racial Diversity 4 4
Age of the Population 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 5
Short Commute Times 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
People Living Alone 1 1

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Fairfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 137 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 188 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 05454
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.69
Longitude -73.01

Fairfax Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 51 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 56 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 18 F
Apr Temp 24 to 39 F
Jul Temp 52 to 66 F
Oct Temp 31 to 45 F
Annual Precip 78.8 inches
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 57 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
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Fairfax Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,765 100%
Male 2,014 53.5%
Female 1,751 46.5%
Under 18 1,091 29%
18+ 2,674 71%
65+ 206 5.5%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.2
White 3,680 97.7%
African-American 20 0.5%
Asian 11 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.3%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 38 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 0.7%

Estimated Fairfax Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,011
Growth 246
Growth % 6.5%

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
French (except Basque) 18.7%
English 18.2%
US/American 13.3%
French Canadian 11.3%
Irish 11%
German 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Italian 4.8%
Scottish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Norwegian 1.4%
Welsh 1%
Polish 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Swedish 0.6%
British 0.5%
Acadian/Cajun 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairfax 3,765 $55,074
Fletcher 1,179 $49,375
Georgia 4,375 $59,712
Jeffersonville 568 $48,929
Milton 1,537 $48,882
Underhill 2,980 $69,837
Westford 2,086 $65,000
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Fairfax High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 945 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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Fairfax Colleges

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