Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 04742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

Acceptable Alternative
Ft Fairfield, ME 04742

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 94
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,260
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 130
  • County: Aroostook County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.77, Longitude -67.83
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,395
Population in Households 3,395
Population in Familes 2,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,465
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 920
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 991 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $78,593
Average Home Value $89,733


Median Household Income $31,917
Average Household Income $43,682
Per Capita Income $18,850
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.45%
Households -0.31% -0.3%
Families -0.55% -0.44%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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.

Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 04742 to the other 400 ZIP Codes 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 # 110 73rd
Population Density1 # 226 44th
Diversity Index2 # 97 76th
Median Household Income # 369 8th
Per Capita Income # 378 6th

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