Fairfax, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Fairfax, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Fairfax had a population of 585 as of July 1, 2018. Fairfax ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfax is located at latitude 40.3395 and longitude -95.392 in Atchison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Atchison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 909 feet.

The City of Fairfax (GNIS ID: 2394731) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fairfax is located within Township of Clark, a minor civil division (MCD) of Atchison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfax population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Fairfax, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 585
Population in Households 585
Population in Familes 465
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,257
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $45,596
Average Household Income $62,490
Per Capita Income $27,798


Total Housing Units 326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $70,763
Average Home Value $93,583


Total Households 261
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -1.05% -1.05%
Households -1.06% -1.02%
Families -1.01% -1.08%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Fairfax, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfax to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 469 55th
Population Density # 231 78th
Diversity Index # 990 4th
Median Household Income # 477 54th
Per Capita Income # 243 77th

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