Fairview Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,827 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 (14.47%), sales jobs (11.24%), and management occupations (9.48%).
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.
The overall education level of Fairview Heights citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.85% 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 $31,448, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,792 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 Vietnamese.