Overview

Introduction to Fairfield, Maine

Fairfield, Maine, in Somerset county, is 71 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 170 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Fairfield History

The Abenaki Indians were the original inhabitants of Fairfield. The area boomed as a trade and agricultural town after the Revolutionary War. The town was incorporated on June 18, 1788 and adopted its present name. Fairfield was originally served by the Maine Central Railroad’s Somerset branch.

Fairfield and nearby Attractions

  • L. C. Bates Museum
  • Colby College Museum of Art
  • History House
  • Lindbergh Crate Museum
  • Lake Saint George State Park
  • Edward Arlington Robinson House

Things To Do In Fairfield

Fairfield provides easy access to the Old Fort Western, the Redington Museum and the Maine State Museum. For those who are interested in the town’s history, a visit to the History House-Fairfield Historical Society may prove fruitful. The City of Fairfield also hosts the Chocolate Festival every year.

Fairfield Transportation

Bangor International Airport is nearby.

Fairfield Higher Education

Kennebec Valley Technical College is the local college. One can also attend the University of Maine at Augusta, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Southern Maine

Demographics

People

Total Population3,152
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+1,283
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married42.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.7%
Median Earnings25+$22,282
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,079

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,090
% Above Poverty Level59.4%
% Below Poverty Level40.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.2%
Median Gross Rent$718
Median House Value$87,600

Ancestry

German22.5%
French Except Basque20.1%
Scottish14.3%
English14.1%
Canadian12.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.9%
Irish7.5%
Italian4.2%
Welsh1.6%
Polish1.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Fairfield Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySomerset County
Standard Zip Codes04937
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.59
Approximate Longitude-69.6

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)

StationWATERVILLE TREATMENT PLT
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp5 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 59 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationMADISON
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp31 to 51 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp36 to 56 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationGARDINER
Distance27.3 miles
Jan Temp7 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clinton992$64,766
Oakland2,292$76,317
Waterville16,515$56,441
Winslow5,004$69,012

Fairfield Public Libraries

Lawrence Public Library
33 LAWRENCE AVENUE
Fairfield, Maine
(207) 453-6867

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Fairfield Public Schools

Fairfield Primary School
63 High Street
ZIP: 4937
(207) 453-4220
Primary
Total Enrollment 162
Lawrence High School
9 School Street
ZIP: 4937
(207) 453-4200
High
Total Enrollment 671
Lawrence Jr High School
7 School Street
ZIP: 4937
(207) 453-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 357

Fairfield Private Schools

Kennebec Montessori School
38 Sheridan Rd
ZIP: 4937
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
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