Fairchild, Cicely: see West, Dame Rebecca.
Fairchild, David Grandison, 1869-1954, American botanist and agricultural explorer, b. East Lansing, Mich. He entered the service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, where he organized (1895) and later (1906-28) was in charge of a division of plant exploration and introduction now part of the Bureau of Plant Industry. He had charge also of the foreign research expeditions, in many of which he participated. Fairchild wrote Exploring for Plants, 1925-27 (1930) and The World Grows Round My Door (1947).

Fairchild is a village in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 564 at the 2000 census. The village is located within the Town of Fairchild.


Fairchild is located at (44.599554, -90.959543).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.03%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 564 people, 210 households, and 136 families residing in the village. The population density was 387.4 people per square mile (149.2/km²). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 162.1/sq mi (62.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.40% White, 1.24% Native American, and 0.35% from two or more races. 1.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 210 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $23,625, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,729. About 12.7% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 32.5% of those age 65 or over.

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