Fairbank, Iowa

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Fairbank is a city in Buchanan and Fayette Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,041 at the 2000 census.



Fairbank is located at 42°38′22″N 92°2′52″W / 42.63944°N 92.04778°W / 42.63944; -92.04778 (42.639555, -92.047770) [1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it is land and 1.64% is water. They are also called the "River Rats"


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,041 people, 418 households, and 290 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,758.8 people per square mile (681.2/km²). There were 436 housing units at an average density of 736.7/sq mi (285.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.42% White, 0.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 418 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,900, and the median income for a family was $43,654. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $23,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,262. About 4.9% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

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