Fairplay, Colorado

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Fairplay, Colorado

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High Points

Fairplay strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Fairplay Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Fairplay Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Fairplay Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Fairplay People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Fairplay College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Fairplay, Colorado

Comparing Fairplay to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Racial Diversity 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Age of the Population 3 6
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 6
Median Family Income 9 7
People Above Poverty 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 9 7
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Rents 1 3

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Fairplay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles SW of Lakewood, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles SW of Denver, Colorado
County Park
Standard Zip Codes 80440, 80456
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80432
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.224
Longitude -106.001

Fairplay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CLIMAX
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 25 F
Apr Temp 13 to 39 F
Jul Temp 39 to 65 F
Oct Temp 21 to 46 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 32 F
Apr Temp 18 to 48 F
Jul Temp 40 to 75 F
Oct Temp 19 to 56 F
Annual Precip 9.9 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 28 F
Apr Temp 17 to 43 F
Jul Temp 39 to 71 F
Oct Temp 23 to 50 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
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Fairplay Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 610 100%
Male 319 52.3%
Female 291 47.7%
Under 18 146 23.9%
18+ 464 76.1%
65+ 31 5.1%
Median Age 35.1
Average Family Size 2.79
White 568 93.1%
African-American 8 1.3%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 1%
Other 17 2.8%
Mixed Race 9 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 4.9%

Estimated Fairplay Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 677
Growth 67
Growth % 11%

Fairplay Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.4%
English 10.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
US/American 8.8%
Irish 7.6%
Italian 7.2%
Norwegian 5.8%
Polish 3.2%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
British 3%
Swedish 2.8%
Scottish 2.8%
European 2.4%
Welsh 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Danish 1.2%
Lithuanian 1%
French Canadian 1%
Dutch 1%
Croatian 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
African 0.6%
Canadian 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fairplay, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Como (80432)
Jefferson (80456)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairplay 610 $51,979
Alma 179 $59,688
Breckenridge 2,408 $52,212
Frisco 2,443 $70,556
Leadville 2,821 $44,444
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Fairplay High Schools (2004)

Serves 117 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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