Fairbury, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Fairbury, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Fairbury had a population of 3,561 as of July 1, 2018. Fairbury ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairbury is located at latitude 40.7473 and longitude -88.5148 in Livingston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairbury (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Livingston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 686 feet.

The City of Fairbury (GNIS ID: 2394727) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fairbury is located within Township of Indian Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Livingston County.

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Fairbury, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,561
Population in Households 3,515
Population in Familes 2,865
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density2 1,946
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $62,703
Average Household Income $71,291
Per Capita Income $29,827


Total Housing Units 1,579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,041 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 458 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $128,840
Average Home Value $136,864


Total Households 1,499
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 978
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.63% -0.78%
Households -0.4% -0.66%
Families -0.5% -0.83%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   3.72%

Fairbury, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairbury to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 401 71st
Population Density # 285 79th
Diversity Index # 519 62nd
Median Household Income # 422 69th
Per Capita Income # 511 63rd

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