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Fairfield, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Fairfield had a population of 520 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 39.789 and longitude -77.3698 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fairfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Borough of Fairfield (GNIS ID: 1214757) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fairfield, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 520
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 412
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 775
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 246
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $222,917
Average Home Value $286,640


Median Household Income $55,028
Average Household Income $61,734
Per Capita Income $26,203
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.42%
Households 0.4% 0.48%
Families 2.33% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fairfield, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1306 26th
Population Density1 # 1189 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 815 54th
Median Household Income # 575 67th
Per Capita Income # 737 58th

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