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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Fairfield is a town in Illinois with a population of 4,991. Fairfield is in Wayne County. Living in Fairfield offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Fairfield and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$62,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$560
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Fairfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    119.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    259.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,858.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Fairfield

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,444
National
$55,322
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Fairfield Reviews

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I have lived in this area all my life and have gone to two different elementary schools. The first one was Merriam Grade School, until it shut down due to low number of students. Then I went to New Hope Grade School for my eight grade year. Both help prepare me for Fairfield Community High School, even though they were both outlining schools. This town is small and quite, but does have a loving atmosphere.
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It's a quite little town with average people, there aren't many restaurant
options. Seems that small business don not always strive.
I love living in Fairfield. Small hometown vibes all the way. The schools are great. The only downfall is job opportunities considering our major employing company just moved out of country.