Fairview, NJ
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Fairview is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,451 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairview is the 142nd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Fairview are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, 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 borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairview who work in sales jobs (13.12%), office and administrative support (11.09%), and maintenance occupations (9.49%).

One downside of living in Fairview, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.27 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small borough, Fairview has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Fairview are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.57% of adults in Fairview having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fairview in 2010 was $25,658, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,632 for a family of four. However, Fairview contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fairview is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. 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 Asian. Fairview also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 49.05% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairview include Croatian, Brazilian, Irish, and Palestinian.

In addition, Fairview has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (47.32%).

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

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