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Fort Fairfield, Maine - Basic Facts

The Fort Fairfield Census Designated Place had a population of 1,723 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Fairfield is located at latitude 46.7723 and longitude -67.8339 in Aroostook County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Fairfield Census Designated Place 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.


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Fort Fairfield, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Fairfield, ME Housing Affordability Index is 200
State of Maine Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fort Fairfield, ME Wealth Index is 71
State of Maine Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,723
Population in Households 1,723
Population in Familes 1,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 588
Diversity Index1 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,817
Average Household Income $67,064
Per Capita Income $29,985
Wealth Index3 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $80,982
Housing Affordability Index2 200
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 793
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 452
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.62% -0.86%
Households -0.58% -0.79%
Families -0.31% -1.04%
Median Household Income   9.21%
Per Capita Income   3.74%

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, 2019 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 # 75 44th
Population Density # 49 63rd
Diversity Index # 46 65th
Median Household Income # 126 4th
Per Capita Income # 49 63rd

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