Fairview, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairview, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Fairview Census Designated Place had a population of 2,973 as of July 1, 2017. Fairview ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairview is located at latitude 35.5225 and longitude -82.4013 in Buncombe County. The formal boundaries for the Fairview Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buncombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,224 feet.

The Fairview Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402473) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fairview Census Designated Place is located within Township of Fairview, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buncombe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairview population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fairview, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,973
Daytime Population: Workers 816
Daytime Population: Residents 1,319
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,135
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 2,931
Population in Familes 2,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 478
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $56,262
Average Household Income $84,874
Per Capita Income $33,286


Total Housing Units 1,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 912 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $299,592
Average Home Value $392,881


Total Households 1,180
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 843
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 1.48%
Households 1.33% 1.42%
Families 1.2% 1.36%
Median Household Income   3.86%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Fairview, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairview to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 253 66th
Population Density # 463 37th
Diversity Index # 656 12th
Median Household Income # 125 83rd
Per Capita Income # 91 88th

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