Family among the 15% of Fairfield residents who moved in 1-year span

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FAIRFIELD — A new study from Construction Coverage that looks at the most transient American cities found that 15.4% of Fairfield residents – 17,764 people – moved in a one-year span.

Some stayed within the county and some within the state.

Others joined the exodus from the Golden State as 135,600 more people left California than moved here in 2020.

There are a variety of reasons people leave California, including surging home prices, to be near family and more recently, the Covid-19 pandemic.

Among them is longtime Suisun City and Fairfield resident Jean Taylor Hamilton, who has called Fairfield and Suisun City home since July 1958.

She entered the Job Corps after high school. She returned and spent a few years in Vallejo with her late husband, Joe Hamilton, who taught many years at Solano Community College.

Hamilton’s mother died when Hamilton was 24. Her husband died 22 years later and she was left with a 10-year-old son to raise alone.

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