Fairplay is the statutory town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Park County, Colorado, United States. Fairplay is located in South Park at an elevation of 9,953 feet (3,034 m). The town is the fifth-highest incorporated place in the State of Colorado. The population was 679 at the U.S. Census 2010.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 610 people, 259 households, and 169 families residing in the town. The population density was 576.3 people per square mile (222.2/km²). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 318.4 per square mile (122.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.1% White, 1.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 2.8% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.
There were 259 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 37.5% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $50,385, and the median income for a family was $51,979. Males had a median income of $34,286 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,742. About 6.6% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.
Fairplay Colorado neighborhoods include: 4Mile FishingClub, Alma Junction, Castello, CR 5-CR 22 Black Mountain, Foxtail Pines, Mosqutio Pass, Placer Valley, Redhill Forest, Santa Maria, Silverheels Ranch, Valley of the Sun