|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||4.939 sq mi (12.79 km2)|
|• Land||4.921 sq mi (12.75 km2)|
|• Water||0.018 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||413 ft (126 m)|
|• Density||4,800/sq mi (1,900/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0590182|
As an unincorporated area, Fairland's boundaries are not officially defined. Fairland is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a Census-designated Place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at (39.079458, -76.947701). Fairland is one of the many neighborhoods of Silver Spring, Maryland.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the place has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 21,738 people, 8,612 households, and 5,460 families residing in the area. The population density was 4,355.2 people per square mile (1,682.0/km²). There were 8,918 housing units at an average density of 1,786.7 per square mile (690.0/km²). The racial makeup of the area was 35.75% White, 42.99% African American, 0.25% Native American, 14.51% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.93% from other races, and 3.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.72% of the population.
There were 8,612 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the area, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 39.9% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.
The median income for a household in the area was $56,624, and the median income for a family was $62,189. Males had a median income of $46,123 versus $38,962 for females. The per capita income for the area was $28,603. About 4.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.