Fairfield, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
4,773
4.2% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.1
1.17% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.7%
13.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,681
3.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$88,900
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,112
1.58% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Fairfield, IL had a population of 4.77k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $43,681. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fairfield, IL declined from 4,982 to 4,773, a −4.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,083 to $43,681, a 3.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairfield, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), Other (Hispanic) (0.88%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.817%).

None of the households in Fairfield, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Fairfield, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fairfield, IL are Frontier Community College (205 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Fairfield, IL was $88,900, and the homeownership rate was 66.8%.

Most people in Fairfield, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairfield, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fairfield, IL is home to a population of 4.77k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.26% of Fairfield, IL residents were born outside of the country (108 people).

In 2022, there were 50.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.51k people) in Fairfield, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 72 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Fairfield, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fairfield, IL was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairfield, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.51k ± 363
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    89 ± 47
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    72 ± 50.4
1.32%
Hispanic Population
63 people

In 2022, there were 50.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.51k people) in Fairfield, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 72 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.32% of the people in Fairfield, IL are hispanic (63 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fairfield, IL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
108 people
2.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
115 people

As of 2022, 2.26% of Fairfield, IL residents (108 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fairfield, IL was 2.31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    59 ± 34
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    28 ± 33
  3. Korea
    18 ± 23

Fairfield, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fairfield, IL employs 2.11k people. The largest industries in Fairfield, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (479 people), Retail Trade (360 people), and Manufacturing (239 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,125), Finance & Insurance ($98,125), and Transportation & Warehousing ($81,250).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.11k
2022 Value
± 292
−1.58%
1 Year decline
± 20%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fairfield, IL declined at a rate of −1.58%, from 2.15k employees to 2.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairfield, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (307 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (183 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (182 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairfield, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.11k
2022 Value
± 292
−1.58%
1 Year decline
± 20%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fairfield, IL declined at a rate of −1.58%, from 2.15k employees to 2.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairfield, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (479 people), Retail Trade (360 people), and Manufacturing (239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairfield, IL, though some of these residents may live in Fairfield, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,606
Median earning men ± $2,512
$26,616
Median earning women ± $4,487

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($115,489), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,708), and Public Administration ($47,115).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($97,768), Manufacturing ($58,984), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fairfield, IL awarded 205 degrees. The student population of Fairfield, IL in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,077 male students and 663 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fairfield, IL are White (189 and 92.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7 and 3.41%), Asian (3 and 1.46%), and Black or African American (3 and 1.46%).

The largest universities in Fairfield, IL by number of degrees awarded are Frontier Community College (205 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fairfield, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (106 and 51.7%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (31 and 15.1%), and General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation (14 and 6.83%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,740 students enrolled in Fairfield, IL, 61.9% men and 38.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,553 records, of which 39.8% were women and 60.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 69 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fairfield, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 69 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Fairfield, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
205 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Frontier Community College with 205 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 85 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fairfield, IL, which is 0.708 times less than the 120 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 189 degrees mean that there were 27 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($8,902) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,154) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($946) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairfield, IL was $88,900 in 2022, which is 0.315 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $80,200 to $88,900, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairfield, IL is 66.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fairfield, IL have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairfield, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$88,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,087
$1,549
Median Property Taxes
±$237

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfield, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fairfield, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%
Homeownership
2022
57.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.8% of the housing units in Fairfield, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9551
  2. Census Tract 9552

The following map shows all of the places in Fairfield, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,681
Median Household Income
± $8,222
2.32k
Number of Households
± 316

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.32k households in Fairfield, IL grew to $43,681 from the previous year's value of $42,083.

The following chart displays the households in Fairfield, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairfield, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (86%)
  2. Carpooled (7.47%)
  3. Walked (2.81%)

In 2022, 86% of workers in Fairfield, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.47%) and those who walked to work (2.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairfield, IL have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Fairfield, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fairfield, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fairfield, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairfield, IL (887 out of 4.74k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairfield, IL is White, followed by Black and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.5% of the population of Fairfield, IL has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 26.9% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 7.4% on non-group plans, and 2.58% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, IL see 2316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.729% decrease from the previous year (2333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4008 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 763 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,316 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, IL

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, IL see an average of 2,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.729% decrease from the previous year (2,333 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.52%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
26.9%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
7.4%
Non-Group
2.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairfield, IL declined by 6.33% from 5.89% to 5.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fairfield, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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