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Welcome to Fairfax ...

The Town of Fairfax is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Fairfax has a population of 4,807 people<3> (see below for details).

Fairfax is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Fairfax lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fairfax is within the (802) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fairfax had an population of 4,807 people. This is an increase of 12.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Fairfax had a population of 4,285 people (which is 8.97% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Fairfax the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Fairfax represents 0.68% of the total population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,285 people, the population of Fairfax increased 13.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,765 people).

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

Communities near Fairfax ...

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

  • Burlington [Chittenden County]
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    • Burlington [Chittenden County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Fairfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<6>
  • Essex [Chittenden County]
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    • Essex [Chittenden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Fairfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,839 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
  • South Burlington [Chittenden County]
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    • South Burlington [Chittenden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Fairfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,578 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Burlington<6>
  • Colchester [Chittenden County]
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    • Colchester [Chittenden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Fairfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Milton [Chittenden County]
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      • Milton [Chittenden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Essex Junction [Chittenden County]
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      • Essex Junction [Chittenden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,793 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essex Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex Junction
    • Williston [Chittenden County]
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      • Williston [Chittenden County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
    • Winooski [Chittenden County]
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      • Winooski [Chittenden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winooski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winooski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winooski<6>
    • Saint Albans [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,799 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<6>
    • Swanton [Franklin County]
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      • Swanton [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton

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 Fairfax. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fairfax.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fairfax.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairfax. See our Newspapers 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fairfax, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fairfax.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Franklin County

About Vermont

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 Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Vermont's counties, including Franklin, 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 Fairfax.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairfax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FairfaxOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6945, Longitude: -73.0101       In this case, the coordinates for Fairfax have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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