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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
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Fairfield is a suburb of Cincinnati with a population of 42,636. Fairfield is in Butler County. Living in Fairfield offers residents a dense 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
42,636

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Fairfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    136.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    227.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,790.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117.5
    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
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Fairfield

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,042
National
$55,322
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Overall, the community environment of Fairfield is excellent. The Community Arts Center is always a good place to find something to do! I think community service opportunities could be made more prevalent in the high schools, which is something I've already personally seen improvement in myself!
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I am a current resident of Fairfield and have lived here for 20 years. There are lots of shopping stores, food stores and restaurants to eat at, along with entertainment, exercise locations, etc. I would recommend people who have families to looking for a new place to live, it would be in Fairfield. I would also recommend checking out the entertainment locations, stores, and restaurants to try. The city of Fairfield is good about getting the snowplows out to clean the roads when there is snow on the roads.
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.