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Fairfield is a city in Wayne County.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Fairfield. For links to other places called Fairfield, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fairfield is 38.378N. The longitude is -88.359W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 440 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,327.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62837 ZIP code.
18% of Fairfield residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairfield was $16,791, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Fairfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fairfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $217. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $580.
Libraries in Fairfield include Fairfield Public Library ... View libraries
Wayne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairfield political report.
The average commute time for Fairfield workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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