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Fairfax is a town in Gregory County.
The community was named for Fairfax County, VA
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Fairfax. For links to other places called Fairfax, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fairfax is 43.027N. The longitude is -98.888W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,949 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 116.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairfax demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gregory 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 57335 ZIP code.
54% of Fairfax residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $12,805, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% 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 $138. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.
Gregory County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairfax political report.
The average commute time for Fairfax workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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