Fairfield, Nebraska

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Fairfield is a city in Clay County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 467 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Hastings, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Fairfield is located at 40°25′55″N 98°6′18″W / 40.43194°N 98.105°W / 40.43194; -98.105 (40.432029, -98.104889)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land. The city is located at 40.43202 N, 98.10324 W.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 467 people, 185 households, and 132 families residing in the city. The population density was 639.1 people per square mile (247.0/km²). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 291.5/sq mi (112.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.29% White, 0.21% African American, 0.21% Native American, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 185 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,477, and the median income for a family was $37,000. Males had a median income of $26,806 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,815. About 12.3% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

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