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People

Total Population 955
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 28.3%
Employed Population 16+ 477
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $29,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,321

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,861
% Above Poverty Level 85.5%
% Below Poverty Level 14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 38%
Median Gross Rent $698
Median House Value $73,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 1.8%
Irish 5.7%

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

Fairfax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles W of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Renville
Standard Zip Codes 55332
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.529
Longitude -94.72

Fairfax 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 OLIVIA 3 SE
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Station REDWOOD FALLS MUNICIPAL
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Station STEWART
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo Lake 723 $55,417
Franklin 636 $51,250
Gibbon 825 $56,635
Hector 1,042 $60,250

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

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