Fast Facts of Fair Field, Illinois

Fair Field is a county seat of Wayne County Illinois, United States. Fair Field is 51 miles NW of Evansville, Indiana and 105 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri.


  • According to the 2010, U.S. Census Bureau, the total population of the city was 5,154.
  • The dominant race is Hispanics.


  • The city has a total area of 4.05 square miles.
  • This city is frequently hit by tornadoes and earthquakes.
  • Lakes and reservoirs: Old Fair Field Reservoir.


  • Fair Field gets 42 inches of rainfall per year and snowfall is 14 inches.
  • On an average there are 200 sunny days per year in Fair Field, Illinois.
  • Around 90 degrees is the highest temperature in July and 23 degrees is the lowest temperature in January.

History & Culture

  • Fair Field was the hometown of the notorious Shelters Brothers Gang, Kenneth Michael Kay, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his Contribution in the Vietnam War.
  • This city was incorporated in 26 February 1884.
  • Cultural festivals and events: Fair Field offers special events throughout the year but the annual highlights include the Annual Bluegrass, Bar-B-Q Festival, Independence day Fireworks display, Fall Fun Fest and many more.


  • The employment rate (recent and future job growth) of Fair Field city is 0.12% and 32.14%.
  • Per capita Income of the city is $ 21,686.
  • Cost of living index (March 2012) is 76.7 which is lower than the U.S average (100).
  • Most common industries of Fair Field people working in are Manufacturing, Construction, Retail Trade, Healthcare and Social Assistance, etc.

Famous for

  • This city is famous for being the hometown of the Shelton brothers Gang, notorious Rum-running who failed in defeating the Harrisburg, Illinois.
  • Tourist attractions: Lakeside Park, Southwest Park, Leo F French Memorial Park, Hanna House Museum, Cedar Hurst center for the arts, Wayne County Fairgrounds.

Few Quick Facts You Need To Know When You Are Traveling To This City:

  • Common modes of transportation include carpool, bus, by walk, drove a car alone, and others.
  • Zip codes: 62837.
  • Fair Field Violent Crime Rate is 5 on a scale from (1 to 10) (here 1 is lower). It is composed of offenses like murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rapes, robbery. Property crime rate is 4 which include offenses like theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
  • Railway stations: Amtrak station, Centralia.
  • Airport: Fair Field Municipal Airport, Dozier Airport.
  • Nearest cities and towns: Jefferson ville, Golden Gate, Mill Shoals, Sims, Cisne, Wayne City.
  • There are good number of hotels and motels in the city (some are fire proof) which provide hygienic food and convenient lodging.
  • Visitors guidelines- Since Fair Field comes under a United States, the people who visits to this place should follow the local rules and regulations otherwise it can create a severe situation where you cannot come out from the police custody.