Fairfax, Missouri

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Fairfax, Missouri
Downtown Fairfax in June 2019
Downtown Fairfax in June 2019
Location of Fairfax, Missouri
Location of Fairfax, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°20′22″N 95°23′31″W / 40.33944°N 95.39194°W / 40.33944; -95.39194Coordinates: 40°20′22″N 95°23′31″W / 40.33944°N 95.39194°W / 40.33944; -95.39194
Country United States
State Missouri
CountyAtchison
TownshipClark
Area
 • Total0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land0.47 sq mi (1.21 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
909 ft (277 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total648
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
574
 • Density1,234.41/sq mi (476.10/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64446
Area code(s)660
FIPS code29-23266[3]
GNIS feature ID0717732[4]

Fairfax is a city in Clark Township, Atchison County, Missouri, United States. The population was 648 at the 2020 census.[5]

History[edit]

Fairfax was laid out in 1881.[6] A post office has been in operation at Fairfax since 1881.[7]

Geography[edit]

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).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), of which 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890329
1900666102.4%
19106660.0%
19207045.7%
193085221.0%
1940813−4.6%
1950806−0.9%
1960736−8.7%
197083513.5%
19808350.0%
1990699−16.3%
2000645−7.7%
2010638−1.1%
2019 (est.)574[2]−10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 638 people, 285 households, and 186 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,357.4 inhabitants per square mile (524.1/km2). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 729.8 per square mile (281.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 285 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] 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 per square mile (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.

Education[edit]

Fairfax R-III School District operates one elementary school, one middle school and Fairfax High School.[12]

Public library[edit]

Fairfax Branch Library[13] is a branch of the Atchison County Library.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-16.
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 203.
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  12. ^ "Fairfax R-Iii School District". Great Schools. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  13. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Fairfax Branch Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.

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