Fairfield, Kentucky

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Fairfield, Kentucky
Location of Fairfield, Kentucky
Location of Fairfield, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°55′57″N 85°22′55″W / 37.93250°N 85.38194°W / 37.93250; -85.38194Coordinates: 37°55′57″N 85°22′55″W / 37.93250°N 85.38194°W / 37.93250; -85.38194
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Nelson
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 72
 • Density 248.3/sq mi (95.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40020
Area code(s) 502
FIPS code 21-26020
GNIS feature ID 0491876

Fairfield is a 6th-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 72 at the 2000 census.


Fairfield was originally known as Turkey Town.[1]

Fairfield was established by the state assembly in 1818 and incorporated as a city in 1870.[1]


Fairfield is located at 37°55′57″N 85°22′55″W / 37.93250°N 85.38194°W / 37.93250; -85.38194 (37.932437, -85.381935).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), o which 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) is land and 3.33% is water.

(The current Mayor of Fairfield claims that the 2000 census is incorrect: "In February 2004 the University of Louisville Data Center helped the City work with the Census Bureau to do a locally conducted population count. The results were a population of 133. The Census Bureau agreed that the count was correct and that the Census Bureau had entered some of Fairfield's population as living outside the incorporated limits. But, the Census Bureau would not change its numbers.")


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 72 people, 27 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 248.3 people per square mile (95.9/km²). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 110.3 per square mile (42.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.89% White and 11.11% African American.

There were 27 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.8% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,375, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $58,750 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,181. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.


  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Fairfield, Kentucky". Accessed 25 Jul 2013.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.