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Fairfield, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Fairfield Census Designated Place had a population of 136 as of July 1, 2017. Fairfield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 36.6209 and longitude -86.3425 in Sumner County. The formal boundaries for the Fairfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sumner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 810 feet.

The Fairfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584577) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fairfield Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sumner County.

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, 2017.

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Fairfield, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 136
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 75
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 89
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 136
Population in Familes 114
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 137
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $39,338
Average Household Income $51,258
Per Capita Income $19,104


Total Housing Units 58 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $111,364
Average Home Value $118,590


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.72%
Households 0.55% 0.77%
Families -0.37% 0.53%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Fairfield, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 420 2nd
Population Density # 387 10th
Diversity Index # 390 9th
Median Household Income # 223 48th
Per Capita Income # 326 24th

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