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The Fairplains Census Designated Place had a population of 2,141 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fairplains is located at latitude 36.1929 and longitude -81.1515 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Fairplains Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,283 feet.

The Fairplains Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402471) 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 Fairplains Census Designated Place is located within Township of North Wilkesboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilkes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairplains population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairplains: Fairplain.

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


Total Population 2,141
Daytime Population: Workers 352
Daytime Population: Residents 1,309
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,661
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 2,116
Population in Familes 1,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 509
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $38,217
Per Capita Income $15,751


Total Housing Units 1,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 529 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $103,634
Average Home Value $118,998


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 539
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.23% 0.2%
Households 0.06% 0.14%
Families -0.28% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

Fairplains, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairplains 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 # 312 58th
Population Density # 442 40th
Diversity Index # 287 61st
Median Household Income # 718 3rd
Per Capita Income # 687 7th

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