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Fairplains is in Wilkes County, in the North Wilkesboro metro area.
The latitude of Fairplains is 36.198N. The longitude is -81.153W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,325 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,051.
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6% of Fairplains residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairplains ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairplains was $14,972, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Fairplains residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fairplains, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $745.
Wilkes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairplains political report.
The average commute time for Fairplains workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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