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Fairfax, Iowa

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The location of Fairfax

Welcome to Fairfax ...

The city of Fairfax is located in Linn County.

The location of Fairfax has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Fairfax has a population of 2,767 people<2> (see below for details).

Fairfax is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Fairfax lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fairfax lies within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Fairfax: 52228<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairfax had a population of 2,123 people. This makes Fairfax the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Fairfax represents 0.07% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 152nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,123 people, the population of Fairfax increased 138.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 889 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Fairfax had an population of 2,767 people. This is an increase of 30.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 211.25% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Fairfax ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Fairfax - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Delaware, Georgia (2), Indiana (3), Kansas (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Quebec, South Carolina (4), South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (2).

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fairfax. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fairfax. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairfax.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fairfax:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairfax ...

Looking for more information about Fairfax? 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 Fairfax, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fairfax.

Communities near Fairfax ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cedar Rapids   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Fairfax

Marion   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fairfax

Coralville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Fairfax

Located in Johnson County

North Liberty   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Fairfax

Located in Johnson County

Hiawatha   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fairfax

Mount Vernon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Fairfax

Tiffin   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Fairfax

Located in Johnson County

Robins   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fairfax

Solon   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Fairfax

Located in Johnson County

Center Point   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Fairfax

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fairfax.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Linn County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairfax. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Linn County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairfax.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairfax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 Fairfax). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fairfax or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairfax) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairfax. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairfax

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9227, Longitude: -91.7759     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfax have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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