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Fairfield, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fairfield had a population of 111,438 as of July 1, 2016. Fairfield ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 38.2568 and longitude -122.0397 in Solano County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 37.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Solano County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Fairfield (GNIS ID: 2410474) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fairfield is located within Fairfield-Suisun City CCD of Solano County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fairfield, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 111,438
Population in Households 109,180
Population in Familes 93,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,258
Population Density1 2,981
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 36,495
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 27,375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 39,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,510 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,985 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,618 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $350,330
Average Home Value $390,403


Median Household Income $67,609
Average Household Income $86,894
Per Capita Income $29,185
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 1.11%
Households 0.91% 1.12%
Families 0.93% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fairfield, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 96th
Population Density1 # 453 70th
Diversity Index2 # 157 90th
Median Household Income # 466 69th
Per Capita Income # 688 55th

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