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Fairfield, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Fairfield Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hyde County at latitude 35.5504 and longitude -76.2265. Hyde County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Fairfield Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fairfield, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Fairfield indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Fairfield Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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Fairfield, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 262
Population in Households 200
Population in Familes 161
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 37
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $81,000
Average Home Value $94,578


Median Household Income $36,811
Average Household Income $46,802
Per Capita Income $14,911
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.36% 0.23%
Households 0.44% 0.37%
Families -1.59% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 663 11th
Population Density1 # 731 1st
Diversity Index2 # 207 72nd
Median Household Income # 435 41st
Per Capita Income # 681 8th

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