Fairview Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,686 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairview Heights is the 147th largest community in Illinois.
Fairview Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fairview Heights is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairview Heights who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), sales jobs (10.19%), and food service (8.92%).
Also of interest is that Fairview Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though Fairview Heights is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of Fairview Heights citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.78% of adults in Fairview Heights have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fairview Heights in 2010 was $32,009, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,036 for a family of four. However, Fairview Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fairview Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fairview Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairview Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fairview Heights include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Fairview Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.