Fairfax

The heart of Fairfax is Broadway Boulevard, which parallels Sir Frances Drake Boulevard.

Welcome to Fairfax

When you purchase a home in Fairfax, you're also purchasing history. There's still a whiff of 1960s counterculture in Fairfax, where the Jefferson Airplane once played softball with the Grateful Dead. This town of 7,500 residents just north of Mount Tamalpais is 30 minutes from San Francisco, less than 20 miles from Point Reyes, and is known as one of Marin County’s more affordable communities.

The heart of Fairfax is Broadway Boulevard, which parallels Sir Frances Drake Boulevard, the main traffic corridor heading west. Broadway is a perfect walking street where locals shop at Fairfax Coffee Roastery, purchase fresh local produce at the farmers' market, and duck into Fairfax Variety for toys, tchotchkes, and candy. If Fairfax feels like it is living in a time warp, that's just fine with its residents, who have passed ordinances prohibiting chain stores, plastic bags, and styrofoam takeout-food packaging. The art-deco movie theater and 19 Broadway Bar & Night Club are at the center of the action when it comes to nightlife in Fairfax.

Overview for Fairfax, CA

10,183 people live in Fairfax, where the median age is 44.7 and the average individual income is $59,634.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,183

Total Population

44.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$59,634.12

Average individual Income

Around Fairfax, CA

There's plenty to do around Fairfax, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

81
Very Walkable
Walking Score
56
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sweetly Cali Desserts, Bella - San Anselmo, and Just Dance Academy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.78 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.76 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.56 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.09 miles 45 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.35 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.33 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fairfax, CA

Fairfax has 4,090 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fairfax do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,183 people call Fairfax home. The population density is 1,430.43 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,183

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44.7

Median Age

48.44 / 51.56%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,090

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$59,634.12

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Fairfax, CA

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Primary Schools ()
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High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Fairfax. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Cascade Canyon School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ross Valley Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
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