Fairview, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairview, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairview had a population of 3,532 as of July 1, 2017. Fairview ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 35.156 and longitude -80.5244 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairview (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 528 feet.

The Town of Fairview (GNIS ID: 2406481) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Fairview is located within Township of Goose Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairview: Benton Crossroads, Coburn Store, Coburns, Fairview Crossroads, Oakville, Stewart.

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


Total Population 3,532
Daytime Population: Workers 738
Daytime Population: Residents 1,642
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,380
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 3,532
Population in Familes 3,160
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 118
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $60,992
Average Household Income $80,157
Per Capita Income $29,458


Total Housing Units 1,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,088 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $265,313
Average Home Value $310,225


Total Households 1,313
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,030
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 0.78% 1.31%
Households 0.87% 1.36%
Families 0.89% 1.23%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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 # 225 70th
Population Density # 690 7th
Diversity Index # 722 2nd
Median Household Income # 80 89th
Per Capita Income # 154 79th

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