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Overview

Introduction to Fairfield, Illinois

Fairfield, Illinois, in Wayne county, is 51 miles NW of Evansville, Indiana and 105 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri.

Fairfield History

Fairfield is the county seat of the Wayne County. It was the hometown of the notorious Shelton Brothers Gang, Kenneth Michael Kays, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his contribution in the Vietnam War, and country music singer and songwriter Lance Miller.

Fairfield and nearby Attractions

  • Green River State Wildlife Area
  • Bishop Hill Heritage Museum
  • Bickelhaupt Arboretum
  • Ronald Reagan's Birthplace

Things To Do In Fairfield

Local historical sites include the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and the New Harmony State Historic Site. The Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area offers swimming, fishing, camping and hiking opportunities as well. Local museums include Cedarhurst, the Evansville Museum of Arts & Science and Hands On Discovery.

Fairfield Transportation

Williamson County Regional Airport is nearby.

Fairfield Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Frontier Community College, Henderson Community College, Rend Lake College and the University of Southern Indiana.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,944
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+2,076
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married50.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14%
Median Earnings25+$35,043
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,889
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,655

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,693
% Above Poverty Level82.9%
% Below Poverty Level17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$556
Median House Value$60,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.2%
German11.9%
English8.3%
Irish8%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish1.6%
Italian1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Welsh1.3%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Polish0.3%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Fairfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes62837
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.38
Approximate Longitude-88.36

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)

StationFAIRFIELD RADIO WFIW
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationALBION
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp45 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationFLORA 5 NW
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cisne611$46,875
Golden Gate65$43,500
Jeffersonville511$46,932
Mill Shoals194$51,250
Mount Erie78$0

Fairfield Public Libraries

Fairfield Public Library
300 SOUTH EAST SECOND STREET
Fairfield, Illinois
(618) 842-4516

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Fairfield Hospitals

Fairfield Memorial Hospital
N. W. 11th Street
(618) 842-2611

Fairfield Public Schools

Center Street Elem School
200 W Center St
ZIP: 62837
(618) 842-2679
Middle
Total Enrollment 336
Fairfield Comm High School
300 W King St
ZIP: 62837
(618) 847-9403
High
Total Enrollment 438
Jasper Elem School
2030 County Road 1020 N
ZIP: 62837
(618) 842-3048
Primary
Total Enrollment 161
New Hope Elem School
1804 County Road 445 N
ZIP: 62837
(618) 842-3296
Primary
Total Enrollment 185
North Side Elem School
806 N 1st St
ZIP: 62837
(618) 842-6501
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
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