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Fearrington Village, North Carolina
Location of Fearrington Village, North Carolina
Location of Fearrington Village, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Chatham
 • Total 1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
 • Land 1.78 sq mi (4.62 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
344 ft (105 m)
 • Total 2,339
 • Density 1,311/sq mi (506.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 37-22982
GNIS feature ID 1867428

Fearrington Village is a residential development and census-designated place (CDP) in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,339 at the 2010 census, up from 903 in 2000. Its name is phonetically pronounced FAIR-ington, not FEAR-ington as the spelling might indicate. The CDP occupies what was formerly the area of the unincorporated community of Farrington. It is a mixed-use community located on farmland dating back to the 18th century in Pittsboro, North Carolina. The community is located about 15 minutes from Chapel Hill, a half-hour from Durham and 45 minutes from Raleigh.


Fearrington Village is located in northeastern Chatham County at 35°48′15″N 79°5′0″W / 35.80417°N 79.08333°W / 35.80417; -79.08333 (35.804190, -79.083195). U.S. Routes 15 and 501 form the northwest edge of the community, leading north 8 miles (13 km) to Chapel Hill and south 8 miles (13 km) to Pittsboro, the Chatham County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.32%, is water.


2020 census

Fearrington Village racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,378 93.0%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 26 1.02%
Native American 1 0.04%
Asian 29 1.13%
Pacific Islander 1 0.04%
Other/Mixed 67 2.62%
Hispanic or Latino 55 2.15%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,557 people, 1,663 households, and 787 families residing in the CDP.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,339 people. As of the census of 2000, there were 903 people, 506 households, and 357 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 391.9 people per square mile (151.6/km2). There were 533 housing units at an average density of 231.3 per square mile (89.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.79% White, 2.99% African American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 506 households, out of which 2.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.78 and the average family size was 2.08. A 2018 analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics found that the life expectancy in Fearrington is 97 years old.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 2.1% under the age of 18, 0.8% from 18 to 24, 5.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 71.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 70 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,198, and the median income for a family was $68,281. Males had a median income of $55,278 versus $28,068 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $41,000. About 3.8% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

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