Fairwood, Maryland Population 2024

8,053

Fairwood is a city located in Prince George's County Maryland. Fairwood has a 2024 population of 8,053. Fairwood is currently growing at a rate of 2.55% annually and its population has increased by 18.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,780 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairwood is $215,801 with a poverty rate of 2.05%. The median age in Fairwood is 39.5 years: 33.6 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Fairwood Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 80.57%
  • Asian: 8.7%
  • Two or more races: 6.32%
  • White: 4.4%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,360.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
18.78% (1,273)
The current population of Fairwood, Maryland is 8,053 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,780.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American6,16680.57%
Asian6668.7%
Two or more races4846.32%
White3374.4%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

White

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fairwood Population by Race

Fairwood Population Pyramid 2024

Fairwood Median Age

39.5

Total

33.6

Male

42.6

Female

Fairwood Adults

There are 5,376 adults, (659 of whom are seniors) in Fairwood.

Fairwood Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

14

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairwood Sex Ratio

Female3,97551.94%
Male3,67848.06%

Fairwood Population by Age

Fairwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4203.1693.36.7
Married1,6183.3294.85.2
Non Family3982.6296.53.5
Female3223.1879.820.2
Male822.541000

3.24

Average Family Size

3.16

Average Household Size

93.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade921.89%
Associates Degree3296.77%
Bachelors Degree1,69634.88%
Graduate Degree1,80937.21%
High School Graduate50610.41%
Less Than 9th Grade491.01%
Some College3817.84%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black3,8263,7242,893
Asian493454291
2+ Races284284183
White246246138
Hispanic313118

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 75.61%.

Fairwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$100,795$111,493$98,041
Graduate Degree$122,083$172,829$107,245
High School Graduate$60,739$85,606$36,042
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$98,660$110,733$94,545
Some College$0$71,324$0

$98,660

Average Earnings

$110,733

Average Male

$94,545

Average Female

Fairwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairwood Language

81.9% of Fairwood residents speak only English, while 18.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.32% of the population.

Fairwood Language

Fairwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,574761.36%
Asian666426.31%
Multiple484204.13%
Hispanic63711.11%

2.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.35%

Male Poverty Rate

2.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairwood is Hispanic, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairwood is Black, with 1.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.1%.

Fairwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater2.08%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%
Some College0%

Fairwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed1.16%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Fairwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$215,703$227,897
Households$191,304$215,801
Married Families$238,893$-999,999,999
Non Families$119,821$141,025

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

63.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.9%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fairwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

404

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

194

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War327
First Gulf War187
Vietnam21
Korea0
World War II0

Fairwood Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54273
18 to 3449
55 to 6444
75+27
65 to 7411

Fairwood Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black3738.87%
White207.52%
2+ Races113.04%

Fairwood Veterans by Race

Fairwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

2.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

81.4%

Labor Force Participation

79.2%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Fairwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairwood 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

26.75%

Born in Fairwood

82.12%

Native Born

17.88%

Foreign Born

4.91%

Non Citizen

12.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.12% of Fairwood residents were born in the United States, with 26.75% having been born in Maryland. 4.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fairwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,0532002.55%
20237,8532002.61%
20227,6532002.68%
20217,4536739.93%
20206,7805198.29%
20196,2611772.91%
20186,0843225.59%
20175,76260.1%
20165,756490.86%
20155,7074588.73%
20145,2492414.81%
20135,0082244.68%
20124,7843046.79%
20114,480-551-10.95%
20105,03100%

Fairwood Population by Year