Fairmead, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairmead, California - Basic Facts

The Fairmead Census Designated Place had a population of 1,372 as of July 1, 2017. Fairmead ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairmead is located at latitude 37.0775 and longitude -120.1937 in Madera County. The formal boundaries for the Fairmead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Madera County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 253 feet.

The Fairmead Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583011) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fairmead Census Designated Place is located within Chowchilla CCD of Madera County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairmead 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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Fairmead, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,372
Daytime Population: Workers 220
Daytime Population: Residents 1,066
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,286
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,372
Population in Familes 1,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 177
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $42,309
Average Household Income $53,795
Per Capita Income $14,436


Total Housing Units 399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $309,211
Average Home Value $360,270


Total Households 343
Average Household Size 4.0
Family Households 274
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.28% 0.07%
Households -0.28% 0.06%
Families -0.54% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Fairmead, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmead to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 968 36th
Population Density # 1155 24th
Diversity Index # 221 86th
Median Household Income # 1146 24th
Per Capita Income # 1374 9th

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