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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.

People

Total Population 9,739
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,948
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 39.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.4%
Median Earnings25+ $26,776
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $2
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,802

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,257
% Above Poverty Level 82.7%
% Below Poverty Level 17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 10 minutes
% Working from Home 13.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $646
Median House Value $92,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 9.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fairfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles SW of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 187 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 52556
Company Zip Codes 52557
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.008
Longitude -91.962

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)

Station FAIRFIELD
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station KEOSAUQUA
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station MOUNT PLEASANT 1 SSW
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fairfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beckwith (52556)

Glasgow (52556)

Perlee (52556)

Salina (52556)

Vedic City (52556)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Batavia 669 $53,125
Birmingham 545 $46,250
Libertyville 335 $73,281
Lockridge 272 $45,313

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fairfield Public Libraries

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

JEFFERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Government - State)
400 HIGHLAND
(641) 472-4111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fairfield High Schools

FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
605 E BROADWAY
641-472-2059
Serves 657 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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