Fort Fairfield (CDP), Maine

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Fort Fairfield, Maine
Location of Fort Fairfield, Maine
Location of Fort Fairfield, Maine
Coordinates: 46°46′5″N 67°49′57″W / 46.76806°N 67.83250°W / 46.76806; -67.83250Coordinates: 46°46′5″N 67°49′57″W / 46.76806°N 67.83250°W / 46.76806; -67.83250
CountryUnited States
TownFort Fairfield
 • Total3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Land2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
381 ft (116 m)
 • Total1,825
 • Density623/sq mi (240.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-25580
GNIS feature ID0566405

Fort Fairfield is a census-designated place (CDP) comprising the main village within the town of Fort Fairfield in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population of the CDP was 1,825 at the 2010 census,[1] out of a population of 3,496 for the entire town.

Fort Fairfield is named for John Fairfield, 13th and 16th governor of Maine.[2]


The Fort Fairfield CDP is located at 46°46′4″N 67°49′56″W / 46.76778°N 67.83222°W / 46.76778; -67.83222 (46.767933, -67.832413),[3] along the Aroostook River near the center of the town of Fort Fairfield. U.S. Route 1A, Maine State Route 161 and Maine State Route 167 intersect at the center of the CDP.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.1 square miles (7.9 km2), of which 2.9 square miles (7.6 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 3.82%, is water.[1]


Languages (2000) [4] Percent
Spoke English at home 91.69%
Spoke French at home 6.53%
Spoke Spanish at home 1.78%

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,600 people, 758 households, and 432 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 718.9 people per square mile (277.0/km2). There were 813 housing units at an average density of 365.3/sq mi (140.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.56% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 758 households, out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 20.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,942, and the median income for a family was $38,103. Males had a median income of $30,575 versus $25,398 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,903. About 8.3% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 22.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fort Fairfield CDP, Maine". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 129.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.