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Fairfield, Maine - Basic Facts

The Fairfield Census Designated Place had a population of 2,620 as of July 1, 2016. Fairfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairfield is located at latitude 44.5892 and longitude -69.6067 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Fairfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 141 feet.

The Fairfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377906) 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 Town of Fairfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairfield: Kendall's Mills.

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Fairfield, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,620
Population in Households 2,617
Population in Familes 1,918
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,432
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,141
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 656
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 637 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 504 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $99,808
Average Home Value $110,024


Median Household Income $40,526
Average Household Income $49,381
Per Capita Income $21,602
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.05%
Households 0.0% 0.04%
Families -0.38% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 54 59th
Population Density1 # 7 95th
Diversity Index2 # 102 22nd
Median Household Income # 74 44th
Per Capita Income # 98 25th

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