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Welcome to Fairfield ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Fairfield has a population of 10,414 people<2> (see below for details).

Fairfield is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 9,509 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Fairfield had an population of 10,414 people. This is an increase of 10.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.52% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Fairfield ...

Official Website:   www.cityoffairfieldiowa.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fairfieldiowa.com/

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 Fairfield. 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 Fairfield. 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 Fairfield. Our list includes 24 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Fairfield ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Wayland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Fairfield

Located in Henry County

Eldon   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Fairfield

Located in Wapello County

Keosauqua   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Fairfield

Located in Van Buren County

Brighton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fairfield

Located in Washington County

Agency   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Fairfield

Located in Wapello County

Richland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Fairfield

Located in Keokuk County

Batavia   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Fairfield

Birmingham   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Fairfield

Located in Van Buren County

Lockridge   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Fairfield

Stockport   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Fairfield

Located in Van Buren County

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

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

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

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 Fairfield.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairfield - 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 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.

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<5>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 from Point A (ie- Fairfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairfield

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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