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The City of Fairfield had a population of 445 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 40.4323 and longitude -98.1032 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,778 feet.

The City of Fairfield (GNIS ID: 2394733) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fairfield is located within Township of Fairfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairfield: Frankfort, White Elm.

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Fairfield, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 445
Population in Households 445
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 617
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $81,356
Average Home Value $112,326


Median Household Income $38,774
Average Household Income $60,240
Per Capita Income $24,925
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.26% 1.19%
Households 2.6% 1.39%
Families 2.48% 1.23%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fairfield, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 214 63rd
Population Density1 # 370 36th
Diversity Index2 # 175 70th
Median Household Income # 502 14th
Per Capita Income # 421 28th

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