Fairton, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Fairton Census Designated Place had a population of 1,249 as of July 1, 2016. Fairton 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 New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairton is located at latitude 39.3734 and longitude -75.2088 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Fairton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Fairton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389066) 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.

The Fairton Census Designated Place is located within Township of Fairfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairton: Fairfield, New England Town Cross Roads.

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Fairton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,249
Population in Households 1,241
Population in Familes 1,033
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 437
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 522
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 363
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 385 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $143,421
Average Home Value $170,013


Median Household Income $50,663
Average Household Income $67,722
Per Capita Income $26,026
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.11%
Households -0.21% -0.12%
Families 0.4% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Fairton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairton to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 448 18th
Population Density1 # 500 8th
Diversity Index2 # 103 81st
Median Household Income # 471 14th
Per Capita Income # 468 14th

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