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The Town of Fairplay had a population of 775 as of July 1, 2021. Fairplay ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairplay is located at latitude 39.2247 and longitude -106.002 in Park County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairplay 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 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.

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

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Fairplay, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 775 (100%)
Population in Households 753 (97.2%)
Population in Families 520 (67.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 22 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 676
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $55,164
Average Household Income $74,626
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $34,637
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $371,196
Average Home Value $396,444
Housing Affordability Index3 97


Total Households 344
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.18% 1.14%
Households 1.31% 1.3%
Families 1.1% 1.18%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
Owner Occupied HU   1.73%

Fairplay, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairplay to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 243 47th
Population Density # 255 45th
Median Household Income # 306 34th
Housing Affordability Index # 174 38th
Per Capita Income # 228 51st
Diversity Index # 350 24th

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