Fairplains, North Carolina Population 2024

1,661

Fairplains is a city located in Wilkes County North Carolina. Fairplains has a 2024 population of 1,661. Fairplains is currently declining at a rate of -1.42% annually and its population has decreased by -5.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,757 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairplains is $43,201 with a poverty rate of 45.74%. The median age in Fairplains is 53.6 years: 51.5 years for males, and 55.4 years for females.

Fairplains Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairplains was:

  • White: 78.94%
  • Two or more races: 10.88%
  • Black or African American: 9.77%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
394.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.46% (-96)
The current population of Fairplains, North Carolina is 1,661 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,757.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,34978.94%
Two or more races18610.88%
Black or African American1679.77%
Native American70.41%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fairplains Population by Race

Fairplains Population Pyramid 2024

Fairplains Median Age

53.6

Total

51.5

Male

55.4

Female

Fairplains Adults

There are 1,440 adults, (474 of whom are seniors) in Fairplains.

Fairplains Age Dependency

76.9

Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairplains Sex Ratio

Female86050.32%
Male84949.68%

Fairplains Population by Age

Fairplains Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7592.2361.738.3
Non Family3681.2344.855.2
Married2822.6691.88.2
Female974.6245.454.6
Male123.330100

2.94

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairplains Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade26920.72%
Associates Degree917.01%
Bachelors Degree14411.09%
Graduate Degree40.31%
High School Graduate47036.21%
Less Than 9th Grade13910.71%
Some College18113.94%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairplains Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairplains Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White985674141
Black1641530
Hispanic142560
2+ Races63350
Native American777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Fairplains Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,442$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$15,771
Less Than 9th Grade$29,250$30,104$0
Overall$32,708$35,268$0
Some College$46,917$37,119$52,228

$32,708

Average Earnings

$35,268

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Fairplains Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairplains Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairplains Language

87.33% of Fairplains residents speak only English, while 12.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.67% of the population.

Fairplains Language

Fairplains Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,26746937.02%
Multiple18616990.86%
Hispanic26516963.77%
Black16414185.98%

45.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

43.03%

Male Poverty Rate

48.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairplains

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairplains is Multiple, with 90.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairplains is White, with 37.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.29%.

Fairplains Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade60.78%
High School36.6%
Bachelors or Greater27.03%
Some College12.87%

Fairplains Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed62.07%
Male Unemployed41.77%
Male Employed21.94%
Female Employed0.96%

Fairplains Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairplains Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$46,092$51,506
Households$37,261$43,201
Married Families$48,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$18,654$30,892

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairplains Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairplains Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fairplains Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fairplains Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairplains Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

246

Number of Veterans

233

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam140
First Gulf War120
Second Gulf War13
Korea6
World War II0

Fairplains Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74110
55 to 6477
35 to 5440
18 to 3413
75+6

Fairplains Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White24620.4%

Fairplains Veterans by Race

Fairplains Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairplains Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

38.2%

Labor Force Participation

30.7%

Employment Rate

19.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fairplains Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairplains Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairplains Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.09%

Born in Fairplains

93.15%

Native Born

6.85%

Foreign Born

4.21%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.15% of Fairplains residents were born in the United States, with 71.09% having been born in North Carolina. 4.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairplains Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,661-24-1.42%
20231,685-24-1.4%
20221,7091187.42%
20211,591-166-9.45%
20201,757-308-14.92%
20192,065-107-4.93%
20182,172542.55%
20172,118-130-5.78%
20162,248673.07%
20152,181-48-2.15%
20142,2291698.2%
20132,060-229-10%
20122,2891708.02%
20112,119-1-0.05%
20102,12000%

Fairplains Population by Year