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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Fairfax is a town in Missouri with a population of 680. Fairfax is in Atchison County. Living in Fairfax offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Fairfax and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Fairfax are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$442
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Fairfax

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,750
National
$55,322
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Fairfax Reviews

1 review
Fairfax, Missouri is a small farming town in the Northwest corner of Missouri. It is a tight-knit community. The pace is easy-going and is a great place to live.
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