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Fairchild, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Fairchild is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Eau Claire County at latitude 44.6053 and longitude -90.9567. Eau Claire County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Fairchild, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fairchild, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fairchild 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 Village of Fairchild (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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Fairchild, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 560
Population in Households 560
Population in Familes 463
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 388
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $67,262
Average Home Value $72,331


Median Household Income $30,474
Average Household Income $40,104
Per Capita Income $15,465
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.42% 0.7%
Households 0.72% 0.84%
Families 2.0% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.


Fairchild, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairchild to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 503 35th
Population Density1 # 527 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 423 45th
Median Household Income # 766 1st
Per Capita Income # 766 1st

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