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Overview

Introduction to Fairfield, Iowa

Fairfield, Iowa, in Jefferson county, is located 50 miles SW of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center) and 187 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri.

Fairfield History

Fairfield is the county seat of Jefferson Count, which was created on January 21, 1839 and was named in the honor of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States. The city hosted the first and second State Fair of Iowa. Around 22 buildings of the City of Fairfield are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fairfield and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Darling State Park
  • Johnny Clock Museum
  • Jefferson County Park
  • Fairfield Golf and Country Club
  • Midwest Old Threshers Heritage Museums
  • Lacey Keosauqua State Park

Things To Do In Fairfield

Fairfield offers many parks and playgrounds. Some of these include the Howard Park, Forest Park, Woodthrush Woods State Preserve and Southwood Park. You can also enjoy fishing at the Waterworks Park. The Roosevelt Aquatic Center provides facilities for indoor swimming all through the year. The Fairfield Golf and Country Club and Walton Golf Club are an ideal destination for the golf lovers. Events such as the Greater Jefferson County Fair and National Trails Day are organized by the city every year.

Fairfield Transportation

One can avail flights from Southeast Iowa Regional Airport.

Fairfield Higher Education

Maharishi University of Management is located in the city. Indian Hills Community College, Kirkwood Community College, University of Iowa, and several other colleges and universities also offer facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,125
Male Share of the Population52.9%
Female Share of the Population47.1%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+4,306
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40%
Median Earnings25+$24,220
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,829

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,583
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home9.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$104,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.5%
German22.3%
Irish10%
English7.7%
Swedish5%
Scottish3.3%
Norwegian3.2%
Dutch2.9%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish2.3%
Italian2.3%
Russian1.6%
Danishn1.5%
Finnish1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Israeli1%
Swiss1%
Arab0.8%
Czech0.6%
African0.6%
Australian0.6%
Ethiopian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Egyptian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Fairfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes52556
Company Zip Codes52557
Phone Area Codes641
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.02
Approximate Longitude-91.96

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
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationKEOSAUQUA
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationMOUNT PLEASANT 1 SSW
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Batavia651$60,500
Birmingham569$49,167
Libertyville360$71,111
Lockridge282$64,375
Packwood313$63,393
Richland631$71,250

Fairfield Public Libraries

Fairfield Public Library
104 W ADAMS AVE
Fairfield, Iowa
(641) 472-6551

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Fairfield Hospitals

Jefferson County Health Center
(Government - Local)
2000 S Main
(641) 472-4111
Jefferson County Hospital
(Government - Local)
2000 S Main St
(515) 472-4111

Fairfield Public Schools

Fairfield High School
605 E Broadway
ZIP: 52556
(641) 472-2059
High
Total Enrollment 509
Fairfield Middle School
404 W Fillmore
ZIP: 52556
(641) 472-5019
Middle
Total Enrollment 505
Pence Elementary School
1000 S 6th St
ZIP: 52556
(641) 472-2957
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Washington Elementary School
406 E Madison
ZIP: 52556
(641) 472-2110
Primary
Total Enrollment 302

Fairfield Private Schools

Maharishi School Of Enlightenment
804 Dr Robert Keith Wallace Dr
ZIP: 52556
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 187
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