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The Fairfield Census Designated Place had a population of 248 as of July 1, 2017. 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 (GNIS ID: 2628625) 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.

The Fairfield Census Designated Place is located within Township of Fairfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hyde County.

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, 2017.

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Fairfield, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 248
Daytime Population: Workers 360
Daytime Population: Residents 137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 497
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.00
Population in Households 192
Population in Familes 154
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 35
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $39,218
Average Household Income $51,652
Per Capita Income $20,061


Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (29.9%)
Median Home Value $85,484
Average Home Value $109,295


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.54% -0.57%
Households -0.66% -0.8%
Families -1.93% -0.93%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

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, 2017 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 Density # 732 1st
Diversity Index # 209 72nd
Median Household Income # 438 41st
Per Capita Income # 511 31st

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