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 sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairview who work in office and administrative support (14.97%), sales jobs (11.58%), and maintenance occupations (10.44%).

One downside of living in Fairview, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.90 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.

Even though Fairview is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The population of Fairview overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fairview, 22.34% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fairview in 2010 was $26,556, 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 $106,224 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Fairview, accounting for 54.36% of the borough’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Fairview residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fairview include Croatian, Albanian, Irish, and Russian.

In addition, Fairview has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (48.76%).

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

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