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Welcome to Fairfax ...

The town of Fairfax is located in Gregory County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Fairfax has a population of 116 people<1> (see below for details).

Fairfax is 1,950 feet [594 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Fairfax: (605)

The ZIP code for Fairfax: 57335<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairfax had a population of 115 people. This makes Fairfax the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Fairfax represents 0.01% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 295th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 115 people, the population of Fairfax decreased 6.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 123 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Fairfax had an population of 116 people. This is an increase of 0.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Fairfax ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fort Randall   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the East (E) of Fairfax

Lake Andes   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fairfax

Located in Charles Mix County

Unorganized Territory of West Gregory   [Map]

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

Spencer   [Map]

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

Located in Boyd County (NE)

Butte   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Fairfax

Located in Boyd County (NE)

Bonesteel   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Fairfax

Pickstown   [Map]

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

Located in Charles Mix County

Geddes   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fairfax

Located in Charles Mix County

Unorganized Territory of East Gregory   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of Fairfax

Herrick   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Fairfax

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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), Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Quebec, South Carolina (4), 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.

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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 State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>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 town (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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<4>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- 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, we've provided the following link: 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: 43.0285, Longitude: -98.8899     [Map].

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