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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairfax demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Francisco area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94930 ZIP code.
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.
49% of Fairfax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fairfax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,046. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,993.
Libraries in Fairfax include Fairfax Regional Library ... View libraries
Marin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairfax political report.
The average commute time for Fairfax workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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