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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fairview Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.
In terms of college education, Fairview Heights is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.78% of adults in Fairview Heights have a college degree.
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.