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Fairfax is a town in Marin County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.

The community was named from Charles Snowden Fairfax, settler
[NOTE: This is not the only community in California named Fairfax. For links to other places called Fairfax, CA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Fairfax is 37.987N. The longitude is -122.587W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 115 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,186.


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Median household income
Local
$58,465
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fairfax demographic reports
Known in the early 20th century for its funicular railroad, a cable-drawn car that carried visitors up the hill
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mt. Tamalpais
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National index: 100
Local index: 268

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14% of Fairfax residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairfax ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairfax was $34,080, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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49% of Fairfax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fairfax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,046.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,993.


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Libraries in Fairfax include Fairfax Regional Library ... View libraries

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Marin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairfax political report.

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The average commute time for Fairfax workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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