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Fairfield, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Fairfield had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 40.4317 and longitude -98.1059 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfield 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairfield: Frankfort, White Elm.


Fairfield, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 425 (100%)
Population in Households 425 (100.0%)
Population in Families 358 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 589
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $58,004
Average Household Income $73,990
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $30,117
Wealth Index5 81


Total HU (Housing Units) 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $81,452
Average Home Value $109,643
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.92% 0.0%
Households 1.02% 0.12%
Families 0.86% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


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, 2020 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 # 220 62nd
Population Density # 378 35th
Median Household Income # 217 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 528 91st
Per Capita Income # 265 54th
Diversity Index # 241 58th

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