Fairfield, Kentucky

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Fairfield, Kentucky
City
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
Area
 • 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 home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 72 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

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]

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 167
1900 206
1910 292 41.7%
1920 329 12.7%
1930 148 −55.0%
1950 202
1960 290 43.6%
1970 163 −43.8%
1980 169 3.7%
1990 142 −16.0%
2000 72 −49.3%
2010 113 56.9%
Est. 2015 114 [3] 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Fairfield, Kentucky". Accessed 25 July 2013.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.