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Fairchild, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Fairchild had a population of 582 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fairchild is located at latitude 44.6053 and longitude -90.9567 in Eau Claire County. 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. Eau Claire County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The Village of Fairchild (GNIS ID: 1583184) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairchild population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fairchild, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 582
Population in Households 582
Population in Familes 481
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 398
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $86,885
Average Home Value $143,407


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $44,389
Per Capita Income $16,821
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 0.91%
Households 0.9% 0.9%
Families 1.85% 0.71%
Median Household Income   -1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 497 36th
Population Density1 # 519 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 416 47th
Median Household Income # 736 5th
Per Capita Income # 764 1st

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