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Fairfax
Motto(s): 
"A Good Place To Live"
Location of Fairfax, Minnesota
Location of Fairfax, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Renville
Area
 • Total 1.31 sq mi (3.39 km2)
 • Land 1.31 sq mi (3.39 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,093 ft (333 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,235
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,131
 • Density 863.36/sq mi (333.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55332
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-20222
GNIS feature ID 0643498
Website City of Fairfax

Fairfax is a city in Renville County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,235 at the 2010 census.

Minnesota State Highways 4 and 19 are two of the main arterial routes in the city.

Fort Ridgely State Park is nearby.

History

Fairfax was platted in 1882, and named after Fairfax County, Virginia. A post office has been in operation at Fairfax since 1882. Fairfax was incorporated in 1888.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.30 square miles (3.37 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 351
1900 642 82.9%
1910 815 26.9%
1920 1,066 30.8%
1930 916 −14.1%
1940 1,116 21.8%
1950 1,143 2.4%
1960 1,489 30.3%
1970 1,432 −3.8%
1980 1,405 −1.9%
1990 1,276 −9.2%
2000 1,295 1.5%
2010 1,235 −4.6%
2019 (est.) 1,131 −8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,235 people, 513 households, and 327 families living in the city. The population density was 950.0 inhabitants per square mile (366.8/km2). There were 577 housing units at an average density of 443.8 per square mile (171.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 6.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.3% of the population.

There were 513 households, of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

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