Fairfax, Iowa

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Fairfax is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 889 at the 2000 census; a special census in 2005 counted 1,662 residents. [1] It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Fairfax is located at 41°55′11″N 91°46′49″W / 41.91972°N 91.78028°W / 41.91972; -91.78028 (41.919714, -91.780295)[1]. It is located along U.S. Route 151 about 7 miles (11 km) southwest of downtown Cedar Rapids.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 889 people, 327 households, and 263 families residing in the city. The population density was 652.7 people per square mile (252.4/km²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 246.7/sq mi (95.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.63% White, 0.90% African American, 0.45% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.80% of the population.

There were 327 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,850, and the median income for a family was $59,348. Males had a median income of $41,932 versus $29,643 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,583. About 3.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

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