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Overview

Introduction to Fairfield, Alabama

Fairfield, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 2 miles N of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 139 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Birmingham metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Fairfield History

Fairfield was founded in 1910. Originally, the city was named Corey. Later on, the city adopted its present name after Fairfield, Connecticut. The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company planned the city as a residential community to house their workers who worked in the Fairfield Works plant. Fairfield is home to a historically black college called Miles College, which was founded in 1905.

Fairfield and nearby Attractions

  • Don Kresge Memorial Museum
  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
  • Oak Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Fairfield

Fairfield offers easy access to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Southern Museum of Flight, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, and Birmingham Museum of Art. You can also visit Fairfield City Park during your leisure time. The city is home to Western Hills Mall Shopping Center which has several specialty stores and two anchor department stores. Shopping can also be enjoyed at Bellview Plaza West Shopping Center.

Fairfield Transportation

Birmingham International Airport is the nearest airport.

Fairfield Higher Education

Miles College is the local college. The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Samford University are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,937
Male Share of the Population42.1%
Female Share of the Population57.9%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+4,072
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married27.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,983
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,512
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,636

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,750
% Above Poverty Level71.7%
% Below Poverty Level28.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone42%
Median Gross Rent$697
Median House Value$95,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)81.2%
African2.3%
Irish0.8%
English0.6%
German0.6%
Italian0.5%
Scottish0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Fairfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes35064
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.47
Approximate Longitude-86.91

Fairfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationPINSON
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationBESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birmingham212,424$39,455
Fultondale8,854$69,597
Homewood25,652$92,266
Irondale12,388$54,279
Mountain Brook20,532$154,313
Tarrant6,271$29,556

Fairfield Public Libraries

Fairfield - Walter J. Hanna Memorial Library
4615 GARY AVENUE
Fairfield, Alabama
(205) 783-6007

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Fairfield Public Schools

Forest Hills Middle Sch
7000 Graselli Rd
ZIP: 35064
Fairfield High Preparatory Sch
610 Valley Rd
ZIP: 35064
High
Total Enrollment 855
Fairfield Alt Sch
6405 Ave D
ZIP: 35064
Other
Robinson Elem Sch
301 61st St
ZIP: 35064
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Donald Elem Sch
715 Valley Rd
ZIP: 35064
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Glen Oaks Elem Sch
1301 Highland Dr
ZIP: 35064
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Fairfield Area Voc Sch
610 Valley Rd
ZIP: 35064
High

Fairfield Private Schools

Restoration Academy
4600 Carnegie Ave
ZIP: 35064
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 268
St Marys Catholic School
6124 Myron Massey Blvd
ZIP: 35064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
Mt Pilgrim Christian Academy
6746 Grasselli Rd
ZIP: 35064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
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