Fairplay, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairplay, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Fairplay Census Designated Place had a population of 602 as of July 1, 2017. Fairplay ranks in the lower 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 Fairplay is located at latitude 39.5357 and longitude -77.7463 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Fairplay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Fairplay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583617) 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 Fairplay Census Designated Place is located within District 12, Fairplay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairplay 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 Fairplay: Fair Play.

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


Total Population 602
Daytime Population: Workers 41
Daytime Population: Residents 292
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 333
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 602
Population in Familes 518
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 500
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $67,800
Average Household Income $97,943
Per Capita Income $35,756


Total Housing Units 205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $243,333
Average Home Value $285,976


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 155
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 0.51% 0.49%
Households 0.49% 0.5%
Families -0.69% 0.51%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

Fairplay, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairplay 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 # 354 32nd
Population Density # 395 24th
Diversity Index # 441 14th
Median Household Income # 269 48th
Per Capita Income # 220 58th

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