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Fairfax
  • Suburb of San Francisco, CA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

editorial

Fairfax is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 7,567. Fairfax is in Marin County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Fairfax offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Fairfax and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fairfax are highly rated.

About

About Fairfax...
Population
7,567

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,006,100
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,293
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Fairfax Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    107
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    40.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    53.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    454.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Fairfax

Jobs
grade C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$126,034
National
$75,149

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