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 7,526 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Fair Plain, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,526
Daytime Population: Workers 2,753
Daytime Population: Residents 4,089
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,842
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 7,490
Population in Familes 5,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 1,788
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $37,442
Average Household Income $52,935
Per Capita Income $22,293


Total Housing Units 3,526 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,956 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,164 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 406 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $100,479
Average Home Value $145,107


Total Households 3,120
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,834
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 -0.19% -0.04%
Households -0.28% -0.09%
Families -0.9% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 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 # 136 80th
Population Density # 164 76th
Diversity Index # 30 96th
Median Household Income # 571 18th
Per Capita Income # 430 38th

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