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Fairfield, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Fairfield had a population of 432 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairfield: Frankfort, White Elm.

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Fairfield, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 432
Daytime Population: Workers 114
Daytime Population: Residents 212
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 326
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 432
Population in Familes 363
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 599
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $40,705
Average Household Income $62,756
Per Capita Income $25,572


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $87,019
Average Home Value $116,489


Total Households 175
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.53% 0.41%
Households 1.69% 0.57%
Families 1.45% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   3.95%

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, 2017 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 # 218 63rd
Population Density # 374 36th
Diversity Index # 190 68th
Median Household Income # 496 15th
Per Capita Income # 431 26th

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