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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Fairfield is a suburb of Cincinnati with a population of 42,589. Fairfield is in Butler County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Fairfield offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fairfield there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fairfield and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fairfield are above average.
About Fairfield...
Population
42,589

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$863
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Fairfield Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,834.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    119.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Fairfield

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,198
National
$55,322
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Fairfield Reviews

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Fairfield is a mess. Water lines are constantly breaking under the main road through town, this adds to the out of control traffic. Some roads have been upgraded, but by the traffic has already outgrown the improvements. The police in Fairfield are known to be aggressive. I have personally been pulled over for a dirty licenses plate, and another time for a dim license plate light. Both times I was not even given a warning, because my license plates were fine. I should mention at this point that I am an average 34 year old white guy, with no criminal record. I only mention that to forewarn any minorities that they are in real danger from the police in this town. Then, there is the racist school mascot. The"indians" which are represented as a bright red profile of a Native American face, with feathers sticking up. The interior of the schools, which were verifiably designed by a prison architect, are decorated with more scenes of Native American stereotypes.
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I love Fairfield! Everything is so easy to get to, the city is only 45 minutes away, the school is excellent, and the neighborhoods are safe. There are tons of little restaurants, and mom-and-pop shops. It's got the small town charm without being a small town.
I like the area I live in to be frank. I would not change much about it. The only issue I have with the area is the nightlife. I am a young adult who loves to socialize and meet new people, but the nightlife scene in this general area is essentially non-existent. I would like to see more social events around the community, along with maybe a few new bars and attractions to appeal to the younger demographic that resides in Fairfield.