Fair Plain, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fair Plain, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Fair Plain Census Designated Place had a population of 7,621 as of July 1, 2016. Fair Plain ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fair Plain is located at latitude 42.0819 and longitude -86.4535 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the Fair Plain Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The Fair Plain Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2392992) 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 Fair Plain Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berrien County.

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

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Fair Plain, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,621
Population in Households 7,585
Population in Familes 5,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 1,810
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 3,158
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,868
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,008 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,150 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $95,960
Average Home Value $139,554


Median Household Income $36,704
Average Household Income $51,094
Per Capita Income $21,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% 0.07%
Households -0.13% 0.0%
Families -0.75% -0.14%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

Fair Plain, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fair Plain to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 135 81st
Population Density1 # 161 77th
Diversity Index2 # 28 96th
Median Household Income # 547 21st
Per Capita Income # 413 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.