Fairlee, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairlee, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Fairlee Census Designated Place had a population of 481 as of July 1, 2017. Fairlee ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairlee is located at latitude 39.2259 and longitude -76.1663 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Fairlee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Fairlee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583616) 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 Fairlee Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Fairlee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairlee 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 Fairlee: Bel Air, Belair, Belle Air, Fair Lea, Farley, Farleys, Farlo, Forleys.

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Fairlee, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 481
Daytime Population: Workers 9
Daytime Population: Residents 220
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 229
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.48
Population in Households 479
Population in Familes 393
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 127
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $60,874
Average Household Income $88,092
Per Capita Income $36,617


Total Housing Units 235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $310,526
Average Home Value $398,116


Total Households 191
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 134
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 -0.26% -0.13%
Households -0.43% -0.21%
Families 0.21% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Fairlee, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairlee to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland 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 # 374 28th
Population Density # 492 5th
Diversity Index # 257 51st
Median Household Income # 319 39th
Per Capita Income # 207 60th

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