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Fairfax, Iowa
Location of Fairfax, Iowa
Location of Fairfax, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Linn
Area
 • Total 3.06 sq mi (7.92 km2)
 • Land 3.03 sq mi (7.84 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
774 ft (236 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,828
 • Density 924.18/sq mi (357.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52228
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-26400
GNIS feature ID 0456463

Fairfax is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,828 at the time of the 2020 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Fairfax was laid out in 1863 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named after Fairfax County, Virginia.

Geography

Fairfax is located at 41°55′11″N 91°46′49″W / 41.91972°N 91.78028°W / 41.91972; -91.78028 (41.919714, -91.780295). It is located along U.S. Route 151 about 7 miles (11 km) southwest of downtown Cedar Rapids.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.96 square miles (5.08 km2), of which, 1.94 square miles (5.02 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1940 262 —    
1950 335 +27.9%
1960 528 +57.6%
1970 635 +20.3%
1980 683 +7.6%
1990 780 +14.2%
2000 889 +14.0%
2010 2,123 +138.8%
2020 2,828 +33.2%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
FairfaxIowaPopPlot
The population of Fairfax, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,123 people, 782 households, and 608 families living in the city. The population density was 1,094.3 inhabitants per square mile (422.5/km2). There were 803 housing units at an average density of 413.9 per square mile (159.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 1.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 782 households, of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.3% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 36.6 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

Notable people

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