Fairview, NC
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Fairview is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,828 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairview is the 267th largest community in North Carolina.

Fairview real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Fairview house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Fairview isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fairview are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairview is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairview who work in sales jobs (18.98%), healthcare (13.05%), and office and administrative support (12.75%).

Of important note, Fairview is also a town of artists. Fairview has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fairview’s character.

Because of many things, Fairview is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fairview really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fairview perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Being a small town, Fairview does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Fairview who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.21% of adults in Fairview have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fairview in 2010 was $29,872, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,488 for a family of four. However, Fairview contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fairview is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fairview home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairview residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Fairview also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.29% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairview include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Fairview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.