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Fairplay, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairplay is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Park County at latitude 39.2238 and longitude -105.994. Park County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,954 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Fairplay, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fairplay, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fairplay indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairplay (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairplay: Platte City, South Park City.

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Fairplay, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 676
Population in Households 654
Population in Familes 454
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 592
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $204,082
Average Home Value $232,000


Median Household Income $53,352
Average Household Income $57,456
Per Capita Income $26,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.1% -0.03%
Households 0.0% 0.07%
Families -0.59% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   3.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fairplay, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairplay to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 250 46th
Population Density1 # 255 45th
Diversity Index2 # 359 21st
Median Household Income # 208 55th
Per Capita Income # 216 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.