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0.46% decline
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Median Household Income
6.21% decline
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1.27% decline
Median Property Value
0.53% growth

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The economy of Fairfield, AL employs 4,189 people. The economy of Fairfield, AL is specialized in Utilities; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.8; 2.22; and 1.64 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fairfield, AL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (956), Manufacturing (429), and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services (418), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,500), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,288), and Finance & Insurance ($38,333).

Median household income in Fairfield, AL is $32,723. Males in Fairfield, AL have an average income that is 1.12 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,453. The income inequality of Fairfield, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fairfield, AL. In Jefferson County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 107 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,495. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Fairfield, AL is from the county of Jefferson County, AL.

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Fairfield, AL is home to a population of 10,937 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fairfield, AL is composed of 9,840 Black residents (90%), 629 White residents (5.75%), 227 Two+ residents (2.08%), 210 Hispanic residents (1.92%), and 24 Native residents (0.22%). The most common foreign languages in Fairfield, AL are Spanish (261 speakers), German (18 speakers), and Gujarati (7 speakers), but compared to other places, Fairfield, AL has a relative high number of German (18 speakers), Gujarati (7 speakers), and Japanese (4 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fairfield, AL awarded 220 degrees. The student population of Fairfield, AL is skewed towards females, with 88 male students and 132 female students. Most students in Fairfield, AL are Black or African American (215 and 97.7%), followed by White (3 and 1.36%), Two or more races (1 and 0.45%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (1 and 0.45%). The largest universities in Fairfield, AL by number of graduates are Miles College (220 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Fairfield, AL are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (47 and 21.4%), General Business Administration & Management (39 and 17.7%), and Social Work (21 and 9.5%). The median tuition costs in Fairfield, AL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $10,632 and $10,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Fairfield, AL is $95,100, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $94,600 to $95,100, a 0.53% increase. The homeownership rate of Fairfield, AL is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fairfield, AL have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fairfield, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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