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Fairland, Indiana
Town
Fairland from the air, looking northeast
Fairland from the air, looking northeast
Location of Fairland, Indiana
Location of Fairland, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Brandywine
Area
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 315
 • Estimate (2012) 315
 • Density 1,968.8/sq mi (760.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46126
Area code(s) 317 Exchange: 835
FIPS code 18-22396
GNIS feature ID 434301

Fairland is a town in Brandywine Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 315 at the 2010 census.

History

Fairland was platted in 1852. The town was named for the "beautiful land" near the original town site. A post office has been in operation at Fairland since 1854.

On September 9, 1969, Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 collided in mid-air with a smaller private aircraft northwest of Fairland, killing all 83 passengers and crew of both aircraft.

Geography

Fairland is located at 39°35′20″N 85°51′43″W / 39.58889°N 85.86194°W / 39.58889; -85.86194 (39.588962, -85.861885).

According to the 2010 census, Fairland has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 367
1890 513 39.8%
2010 315
Est. 2015 587 86.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 315 people, 121 households, and 90 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,968.8 inhabitants per square mile (760.2/km2). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 825.0 per square mile (318.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 1.6% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 121 households of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the town was 37.5 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,276 people, 462 households, and 369 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 367.7 people per square mile (142.0/km²). There were 481 housing units at an average density of 138.6/sq mi (53.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.88% White, 0.78% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 462 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,972, and the median income for a family was $50,036. Males had a median income of $27,941 versus $26,458 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,406. About 5.4% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

Fairland hosts events including their annual Fairland Fish Fry Festival which includes games, food, music and fireworks for the community.


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