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Fort Fairfield, Maine - Basic Facts

The Fort Fairfield Census Designated Place had a population of 1,784 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Fairfield is located at latitude 46.7671 and longitude -67.8319 in Aroostook County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Fairfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Aroostook County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 381 feet.

The Fort Fairfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377910) 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 Fort Fairfield Census Designated Place is located within Town of Fort Fairfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Aroostook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort 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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Fort Fairfield, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,784
Daytime Population: Workers 408
Daytime Population: Residents 1,120
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,528
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 1,784
Population in Familes 1,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 609
Diversity Index3 13
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,169
Average Household Income $43,294
Per Capita Income $19,322

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 926 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 495 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $80,839
Average Home Value $90,877
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 821
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 474
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -0.65%
Households -0.27% -0.59%
Families 0.26% -0.73%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Fort Fairfield, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Fairfield to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine 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 # 72 45th
Population Density # 47 65th
Diversity Index # 52 62nd
Median Household Income # 123 6th
Per Capita Income # 124 5th

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