Fairlea, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairlea, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Fairlea Census Designated Place had a population of 1,750 as of July 1, 2017. Fairlea ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairlea is located at latitude 37.7752 and longitude -80.4587 in Greenbrier County. The formal boundaries for the Fairlea Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Greenbrier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,169 feet.

The Fairlea Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389062) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fairlea Census Designated Place is located within Central District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greenbrier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairlea population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fairlea, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,750
Daytime Population: Workers 2,243
Daytime Population: Residents 1,019
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,262
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.86
Population in Households 1,687
Population in Familes 1,152
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 468
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $29,868
Average Household Income $42,733
Per Capita Income $21,009


Total Housing Units 910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $111,364
Average Home Value $140,632


Total Households 794
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 406
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.02% 0.11%
Households 0.0% 0.08%
Families -0.66% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Fairlea, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairlea to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 93 77th
Population Density # 272 33rd
Diversity Index # 42 90th
Median Household Income # 353 13th
Per Capita Income # 236 42nd

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