Fairview, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Fairview, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Fairview Census Designated Place had a population of 2,945 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.


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Fairview Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map



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Fairview, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,945
Population in Households 2,903
Population in Familes 2,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 473
Diversity Index2 18
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,169
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 838
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 909 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 260 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $297,270
Average Home Value $394,813
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,574
Average Household Income $79,611
Per Capita Income $31,263
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.53% 1.53%
Households 1.4% 1.46%
Families 1.3% 1.42%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 465 37th
Diversity Index2 # 655 11th
Median Household Income # 139 81st
Per Capita Income # 95 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.