Fearrington, North Carolina

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Fearrington is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 903 at the 2000 census. Its name is pronounced FAIR-ington, not FEAR-ington as the spelling might indicate.


Fearrington is located at 35°48′15″N 79°5′0″W / 35.80417°N 79.083333°W / 35.80417; -79.083333 (35.804190, -79.083195).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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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