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Welcome to Fairfield ...

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

The location of Fairfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fairfield has a population of 10,369 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fairfield.

Fairfield is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Fairfield: (641)

The ZIP codes for Fairfield: 52556-52557<5>

Websites for Fairfield ...

Official Website:   www.cityoffairfieldiowa.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fairfieldiowa.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fairfield had an population of 10,369 people. This is an increase of 9.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairfield had a population of 9,464 people (which is 56.19% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Fairfield the county's most populous community.

The population of Fairfield represents 0.31% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,464 people, the population of Fairfield has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,509 people).

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

Communities Also Named Fairfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 91 communities that are also named Fairfield - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (2), British Columbia (2), California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (5), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (3), 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.

  • Wayland [Henry County]
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    • Wayland [Henry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland<7>
  • Eldon [Wapello County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldon
    • Eldon [Wapello County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 915 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldon<7>
  • Keosauqua [Van Buren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keosauqua
    • Keosauqua [Van Buren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 911 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keosauqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keosauqua<7>
  • Brighton [Washington County]
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    • Brighton [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Agency [Wapello County]
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      • Agency [Wapello County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<7>
    • Richland [Keokuk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Keokuk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<7>
    • Batavia [Jefferson County]
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      • Batavia [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batavia<7>
    • Birmingham [Van Buren County]
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      • Birmingham [Van Buren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Lockridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockridge
      • Lockridge [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockridge<7>
    • Stockport [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockport
      • Stockport [Van Buren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockport<7>

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 24 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fairfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fairfield on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fairfield on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fairfield: www.cityoffairfieldiowa.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairfield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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: 52556 & 52557.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairfield) 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 Fairfield. 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 FairfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0072, Longitude: -91.9674       In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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