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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fairview is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fairview a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Fairview has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fairview’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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

The overall education level of Fairview is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.21% of adults 25 and older in the town 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.