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 professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairview who work in sales jobs (18.30%), healthcare (14.49%), and office and administrative support (11.84%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.57% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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.
Fairview is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Fairview isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
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 citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.28% of adults in Fairview have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fairview in 2010 was $32,510, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,040 for a family of four. However, Fairview contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fairview is a somewhat 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 17.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairview include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fairview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.