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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    D+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Fairfield is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 10,850. Fairfield is in Jefferson County. Living in Fairfield offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Fairfield and residents tend to be liberal.
About Fairfield...
Population
10,850

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$712
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    1,068.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    74.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    687.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,793.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,136.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    929.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Fairfield

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,211
National
$55,322
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Fairfield Reviews

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The school system here at Fairfield is pretty well structured and provides many opportunities for students to excel. The community itself could use a lot of work as there are many abandoned homes and streets in extreme states of disrepair.
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Fairfield is a very safe community. The schools are very diverse and they have a lot of different programs and organizations around the school. The neighborhoods are of poor quality and the downtown area is slowly becoming inactive. I think they need more police officers and the are could be safer.
I have lived in Fairfield 5+ years, I never had a problem with my neighborhood. My area is really quiet, and close to the shopping area.