Climate and Population

Fairfield County is a growing area southeast of Columbus. The area offers a diversity of cultural amenities found in much larger cities, yet still maintains its small-town charm.  


In Fairfield County, we are fortunate to enjoy all four seasons. 

The warm season lasts from May 24 to Sep. 22, with an average, daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 84°F and low of 64°F.

The cold season lasts from Dec. 2 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is Jan 24, with an average low of 20°F and high of 36°F.


Fairfield County is home to a mix of young professionals, retirees and service industry workers. The city of Lancaster is an exciting place to live and a great place to establish your career in medicine. As of the 2013 census estimates, there were 148,867 people living in Fairfield County, including 39,325 people residing in Lancaster, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

A growing population creates opportunities in all fields of medicine. Fairfield Medical Center strives to fulfill its commitment to providing medically necessary treatment to persons in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Serving more than 250,000 residents in Fairfield, Perry, Hocking and Athens counties and employing more than 2,000 individuals, FMC is proud of its role in the community.