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Fairland, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairland had a population of 289 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fairland is located at latitude 39.5866 and longitude -85.8627 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The Town of Fairland (GNIS ID: 2508767) 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.

The Town of Fairland is located within Township of Brandywine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fairland, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 289
Daytime Population: Workers 57
Daytime Population: Residents 136
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 193
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 289
Population in Familes 246
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,762
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $66,593
Per Capita Income $26,113


Total Housing Units 132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $145,313
Average Home Value $156,322


Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 82
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 -1.18% -0.77%
Households -1.06% -0.72%
Families -1.28% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Fairland, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairland to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 559 18th
Population Density # 191 72nd
Diversity Index # 380 45th
Median Household Income # 332 51st
Per Capita Income # 224 67th

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