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Living In Fairfax, IA

Fairfax, Iowa is a small town with a population of approximately 3,000. It's a great place to raise a family, as young children make up a larger portion of the population here (11%) than nationally (6%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 37, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Iowa. Renters tend to be in the minority in Fairfax, and 84% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $672 a month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Iowa. Each month, renters in Fairfax will pay around $138 less compared to the state average.

Averaging about 19 minutes, Fairfax's commute time is shorter than nearly 80% of cities in Iowa. Many residents (42%) drive to work, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Fairfax has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 13% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in Fairfax: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 23% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Fairfax workers take home an average annual income of just over $75K, more than the average Iowa resident. However, the town's average income is fairly on par with the national average ($73,345).


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