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Fairfield, Montana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Fairfield had a population of 709 as of July 1, 2016. Fairfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 47.6153 and longitude -111.9816 in Teton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Teton County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,983 feet.

The Town of Fairfield (GNIS ID: 2412613) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Fairfield is located within Fairfield Division of Teton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fairfield, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 709
Population in Households 709
Population in Familes 603
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,270
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 303
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $130,469
Average Home Value $171,586


Median Household Income $42,336
Average Household Income $56,318
Per Capita Income $23,303
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.11%
Households -0.11% 0.0%
Families 0.69% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fairfield, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 124 66th
Population Density1 # 16 96th
Diversity Index2 # 282 22nd
Median Household Income # 211 42nd
Per Capita Income # 255 30th

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