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Fairplay, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Fairplay had a population of 702 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fairplay is located at latitude 39.2238 and longitude -105.994 in Park County. 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. Park County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,954 feet.

The Town of Fairplay (GNIS ID: 2412616) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Fairplay is located within Fairplay Division of Park 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: Platte City, South Park City.

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


Total Population 702
Daytime Population: Workers 1,025
Daytime Population: Residents 252
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,277
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.82
Population in Households 680
Population in Familes 471
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 613
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $59,780
Average Household Income $70,916
Per Capita Income $33,349


Total Housing Units 402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $363,636
Average Home Value $438,942


Total Households 307
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 163
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 0.46% 0.67%
Households 0.46% 0.64%
Families 0.17% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 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 # 250 46th
Population Density # 259 44th
Diversity Index # 340 26th
Median Household Income # 185 60th
Per Capita Income # 167 64th

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