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Fairfield is a city in Jefferson County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.
The community was named for Fairfield, CT
The latitude of Fairfield is 33.562N. The longitude is -86.798W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 561 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,918.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Birmingham-Hoover area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35218 ZIP code.
1% of Fairfield residents report German ancestry, and 1% 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 $14,607, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Fairfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fairfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $813.
Libraries in Fairfield include Walter J. Hanna Memorial Library, Western Hills Mall Branch ... View libraries
Jefferson 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fairfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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