Fairfax, Iowa

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Fairfax, Iowa
City
Location of Fairfax, Iowa
Location of Fairfax, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°55′11″N 91°46′49″W / 41.91972°N 91.78028°W / 41.91972; -91.78028Coordinates: 41°55′11″N 91°46′49″W / 41.91972°N 91.78028°W / 41.91972; -91.78028
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Linn
Area[1]
 • Total 1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Land 1.94 sq mi (5.02 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,123
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,295
 • Density 1,094.3/sq mi (422.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52228
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-26400
GNIS feature ID 0456463

Fairfax is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2123 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Fairfax was laid out in 1863 when the railroad was extended to it.[4]

Geography[edit]

Fairfax is located at 41°55′11″N 91°46′49″W / 41.91972°N 91.78028°W / 41.91972; -91.78028 (41.919714, -91.780295).[5] It is located along U.S. Route 151 about 7 miles (11 km) southwest of downtown Cedar Rapids.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.96 square miles (5.08 km2), of which, 1.94 square miles (5.02 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1940 262 —    
1950 335 +27.9%
1960 528 +57.6%
1970 635 +20.3%
1980 683 +7.6%
1990 780 +14.2%
2000 889 +14.0%
2010 2,123 +138.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,123 people, 782 households, and 608 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,094.3 inhabitants per square mile (422.5 /km2). There were 803 housing units at an average density of 413.9 per square mile (159.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 1.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 782 households of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.3% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 36.6 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 889 people, 327 households, and 263 families residing in the city. The population density was 652.7 people per square mile (252.4/km²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 246.7 per square mile (95.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.63% White, 0.90% African American, 0.45% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.80% of the population.

There were 327 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.05.

28.9% are under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,850, and the median income for a family was $59,348. Males had a median income of $41,932 versus $29,643 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,583. About 3.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • City Data Statistical Data and more about Fairfax, Iowa