Fairland, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairland, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Fairland Census Designated Place had a population of 24,952 as of July 1, 2017. Fairland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairland is located at latitude 39.0808 and longitude -76.9525 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Fairland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 413 feet.

The Fairland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389060) 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 Fairland Census Designated Place is located within District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairland 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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Fairland, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,952
Daytime Population: Workers 6,132
Daytime Population: Residents 11,794
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,926
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 24,778
Population in Familes 20,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 174
Population Density2 5,034
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $70,395
Average Household Income $93,990
Per Capita Income $34,711


Total Housing Units 9,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,377 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,755 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 529 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $348,528
Average Home Value $388,892


Total Households 9,131
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 6,106
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 0.72% 0.74%
Households 0.46% 0.61%
Families 0.39% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Fairland, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairland 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 # 54 90th
Population Density # 55 90th
Diversity Index # 50 91st
Median Household Income # 246 53rd
Per Capita Income # 234 55th

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