Fairfield, IL 62837 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 62837: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fairfield, IL 62837

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 423
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,543
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 258
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.383, Longitude -88.365
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fairfield, IL 62837 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,646
Population in Households 8,600
Population in Familes 6,863
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density1 54
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 3,843
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,440
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,753 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,090 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 427 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $75,239
Average Home Value $95,759


Median Household Income $37,208
Average Household Income $49,689
Per Capita Income $22,132
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.1%
Households -0.13% -0.1%
Families -0.3% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Fairfield, IL 62837 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62837 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 395 71st
Population Density1 # 724 48th
Diversity Index2 # 830 40th
Median Household Income # 1269 8th
Per Capita Income # 1126 18th

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