Fairbank, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Fairbank Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Fairbank Content

Also See: Fairbank, IA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Fairbank, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fairbank had a population of 1,162 as of July 1, 2017. Fairbank ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairbank is located at latitude 42.6401 and longitude -92.0478 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairbank (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 984 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fairbank are located in Buchanan County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Fayette County.

The City of Fairbank (GNIS ID: 2394725) 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 Fairbank is located within Township of Fairbank, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buchanan County.

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

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


City of Fairbank, IA Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | IA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Township of Fairbank | Buchanan County | Iowa Counties

Search the map for:

Fairbank, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,162
Daytime Population: Workers 340
Daytime Population: Residents 689
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,029
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,162
Population in Familes 1,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,628
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $62,227
Average Household Income $72,434
Per Capita Income $24,917


Total Housing Units 498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 373 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $156,164
Average Home Value $200,401


Total Households 483
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 346
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 0.6% 0.41%
Households 0.65% 0.49%
Families 1.66% 0.4%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Fairbank, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairbank to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 253 75th
Population Density # 68 93rd
Diversity Index # 786 23rd
Median Household Income # 202 80th
Per Capita Income # 737 27th

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

Iowa Research Tools

Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Iowa Census Data
Highest or Lowest: