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Fairplains, North Carolina
Location of Fairplains, North Carolina
Location of Fairplains, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wilkes
Area
 • Total 4.3 sq mi (11.0 km2)
 • Land 4.3 sq mi (11.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,325 ft (404 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 2,051
 • Density 482.1/sq mi (186.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28659
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-22380
GNIS feature ID 1020196

Fairplains is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,051 at the 2000 census. The community was named "fairplains" because it was located at the geographic point where the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains begin to level off to the gently rolling Piedmont region of central North Carolina.

Geography

Fairplains is located at 36°11′28″N 81°9′14″W / 36.19111°N 81.15389°W / 36.19111; -81.15389 (36.191067, -81.153929).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

2020 census

Fairplains racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,391 68.56%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 215 10.6%
Asian 7 0.34%
Pacific Islander 1 0.05%
Other/Mixed 81 3.99%
Hispanic or Latino 334 16.46%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,029 people, 974 households, and 511 families residing in the CDP.

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