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Fairfax, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairfax had a population of 7,598 as of July 1, 2019. Fairfax ranks in the lower 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 Fairfax is located at latitude 37.9872 and longitude -122.5889 in Marin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairfax encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Town of Fairfax (GNIS ID: 2412609) 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 Town of Fairfax is located within Ross Valley CCD of Marin County.


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Fairfax, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fairfax, CA Housing Affordability Index is 61
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fairfax, CA Wealth Index is 216
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 7,598 (100%)
Population in Households 7,582 (99.8%)
Population in Families 5,399 (71.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 16 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 3,448
Diversity Index2 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $113,559
Average Household Income $156,388
Per Capita Income $69,420
Wealth Index4 216

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,130 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,280 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $919,374
Housing Affordability Index3 61
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,409
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,941
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.23% 0.25%
Households 0.1% 0.17%
Families 0.37% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Fairfax, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfax to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 550 64th
Population Density # 397 74th
Diversity Index # 1363 11th
Median Household Income # 151 90th
Per Capita Income # 109 93rd

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