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Welcome to Fairfield ...

The city of Fairfield is located in Solano County<1> and is the County Seat for Solano County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Fairfield, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fairfield has a population of 117,468 people<2> (see below for details).

Fairfield is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Fairfield lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fairfield lies within the (707) area code.

The ZIP codes for Fairfield: 94533-94535<4>

Websites for Fairfield ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fairfield had an population of 117,468 people. This is an increase of 11.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairfield had a population of 105,321 people (or 25.48% of the total population of Solano County). This makes Fairfield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fairfield represents 0.28% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 105,321 people, the population of Fairfield increased 9.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 96,178 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fairfield.

Communities Also Named Fairfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 91 communities that are also named Fairfield - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (2), British Columbia (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (5), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina (4), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (6), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (6), Texas (2), Utah (2), Vermont, Virginia (4), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fairfield.

Communities near Fairfield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fairfield.

  • Concord
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Vallejo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Vacaville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Napa
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Pittsburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Martinez
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Benicia
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • American Canyon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Dixon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Rio Vista
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fairfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fairfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fairfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fairfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairfield. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fairfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairfield ...

Looking for more information about Fairfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fairfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fairfield.

Adding Fairfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fairfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Fairfield was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fairfield.

The official website for Fairfield:

The official website for Solano County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Solano, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairfield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fairfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fairfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fairfield includes: 94533, 94534 & 94535.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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