Fairfax, Missouri

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Fairfax is a city in Clark Township, Atchison County, Missouri, United States. The population was 645 at the 2000 census.



Fairfax is located at 40°20′22″N 95°23′31″W / 40.33944°N 95.39194°W / 40.33944; -95.39194 (40.339530, -95.391961)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 645 people, 301 households, and 180 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,345.3 people per square mile (518.8/km²). There were 342 housing units at an average density of 713.3/sq mi (275.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.91% White, 0.31% African American, 0.16% Native American, and 0.62% from two or more races.

There were 301 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,156, and the median income for a family was $37,841. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,417. About 4.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


Fairfax is home to Fairfax High School.


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