Fairfield, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Fairfield, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Fairfield Census Designated Place had a population of 254 as of July 1, 2015. Fairfield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 35.5504 and longitude -76.2265 in Hyde County. The formal boundaries for the Fairfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Hyde County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Fairfield Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Fairfield Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map

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Fairfield, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 254
Population in Households 201
Population in Familes 162
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 108
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $74,038
Average Home Value $84,337
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,605
Average Household Income $47,114
Per Capita Income $15,556
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% 0.24%
Households 0.36% 0.37%
Families -1.29% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Fairfield, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 666 10th
Population Density1 # 732 1st
Diversity Index2 # 203 73rd
Median Household Income # 431 42nd
Per Capita Income # 663 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.