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Fairbury, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Fairbury had a population of 3,596 as of July 1, 2017. 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 40.7462 and longitude -88.5166 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairbury population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fairbury, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,596
Daytime Population: Workers 1,420
Daytime Population: Residents 1,855
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,275
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 3,552
Population in Familes 2,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 1,966
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $57,682
Average Household Income $67,304
Per Capita Income $28,074


Total Housing Units 1,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,076 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 433 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $125,797
Average Home Value $133,411


Total Households 1,509
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 985
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.58% -0.8%
Households -0.36% -0.69%
Families -0.47% -0.85%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2017 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 # 403 71st
Population Density # 283 79th
Diversity Index # 526 62nd
Median Household Income # 504 63rd
Per Capita Income # 566 59th

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