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Fairbank, Iowa
Location of Fairbank, Iowa
Location of Fairbank, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Buchanan, Fayette
Area
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.95 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.90 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
988 ft (301 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,111
 • Density 1,481.11/sq mi (569.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50629
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-26355
GNIS feature ID 0456462

Fairbank is a city in Buchanan and Fayette counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,111 at the time of the 2020 census. The community of Fairbank is served by Wapsie Valley High School.

Geography

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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2), of which, 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 223 —    
1890 448 +100.9%
1900 644 +43.8%
1910 618 −4.0%
1920 657 +6.3%
1930 629 −4.3%
1940 631 +0.3%
1950 653 +3.5%
1960 650 −0.5%
1970 810 +24.6%
1980 980 +21.0%
1990 1,018 +3.9%
2000 1,041 +2.3%
2010 1,113 +6.9%
2020 1,111 −0.2%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,113 people, 461 households, and 307 families living in the city. The population density was 1,567.6 inhabitants per square mile (605.3/km2). There were 498 housing units at an average density of 701.4 per square mile (270.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 461 households, of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 37.6 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

Education

The Wapsie Valley Community School District operates local public schools.

Notable people

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