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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Fairfield is a city in California with a population of 112,790. Fairfield is in Solano County. 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 liberal. The public schools in Fairfield are above average.
About Fairfield...
Population
112,790

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$341,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,445
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
    270.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    155.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    468.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,868.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    458
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Fairfield

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,292
National
$55,322
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Fairfield Reviews

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The Bay Area has been a huge mecca for job opportunities but with it comes a lot of expense and has extended out even as far as this area. Most career-type jobs are going to be a drive from this area unless your career is medical. Like any other area, there's always a concern for safety in specific places in town. Anything near the mall I wouldn't recommend. Nightlife you need to go to San Fran or Davis but there are tons of beautiful hillsides and trails to run to maintain a healthy lifestyle!
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I moved to Fairfield, CA from Henderson, NV due to my husband being stationed at Travis AFB. I have enjoyed living here for the past year and a half. I do feel like the crime rate is higher then normal. It seems that there is an issue with business robberies and human trafficking. However, I have never personally experienced this and have felt safe to venture out and explore the town. I like that it takes only 20 minutes to get to any store, the convenience of that is really nice. It is also close enough to Napa, San Fransisco, & Sacramento to make day trips with my family. Lastly, I would like to mention that there are always events in or near my city. I love that! Over all I would recommend this city to friends and family members.
Fairfield is a suburban area that is located in a sweet spot between San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Napa(it is basically in the middle and takes about 40 minutes to travel to the cities). Interstate-80 runs through Fairfield and most residential places are within 5 minutes of a highway entrance. There isn't a whole lot to do in Fairfield, but it still offers quite a variety. Fairfield is also relatively close to the cities which are within a 10 minute drive(on I-80). Around the times when people are commuting to work and commuting from work, there is a lot of traffic on I-80(but this isn't just a "Fairfield thing", it stretches all throughout I-80).