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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Fairfield is 9,832. Fairfield, Alabama is the 3,190th largest city in the US.
Fairfield is located entirely in Jefferson County.
The peak population of Fairfield was in 2000, when its population was 12,302. In 2000, Fairfield was the 2,348th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 3,190th largest city in the US. Fairfield is currently 20.1% smaller than it was in 2000.
Fairfield has shrunk 20.0% since the year 2000. Fairfield, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Fairfield has a population density of 3,202.8 people per square mile. Fairfield has the highest population density in Alabama.
|3184||East Liverpool, Ohio||9,857||-24.7%|
|3189||Avon Park, Florida||9,839||15.8%|
|3193||Fredonia, New York||9,809||-8.2%|
|3195||Detroit Lakes, Minnesota||9,795||27.3%|
The total voting age population of Fairfield, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 8,512. The voting age population is 45.1% male and 54.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.2% of the residents of Fairfield are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Fairfield are 91.2% Black, 5.9% White, 2.5% Two or more races, 0.3% Other and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 1.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Fairfield, 21.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 40.4%. On a per-household basis, 19.5% of families are below the poverty line in Fairfield.
Among those aged 16 and older, 54.6% of Fairfield residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.4% of Fairfield residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 18.5% have a bachelor's degree and 6.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Fairfield residents aged 5 and older, 3.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Fairfield is 11.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Fairfield, 14.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Fairfield is $40,652.
In Fairfield, 54.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 45.8% of housing units in Fairfield.
Of all the housing units in Fairfield, 10.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Fairfield, 2.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 160 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Fairfield is $754.
In Fairfield, 63.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.