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Fairfax, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairfax is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gregory County at latitude 43.028 and longitude -98.8889. Gregory County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,949 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Fairfax, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fairfax, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fairfax indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairfax (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Fairfax, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 114
Population in Households 114
Population in Familes 91
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 377
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $98,214
Average Home Value $152,128


Median Household Income $35,379
Average Household Income $46,668
Per Capita Income $20,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.21% -0.18%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 4.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
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.


Fairfax, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfax to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 274 30th
Population Density1 # 214 45th
Diversity Index2 # 44 89th
Median Household Income # 350 11th
Per Capita Income # 322 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.