Fairlea, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Fairlea, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Fairlea Census Designated Place had a population of 1,765 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Fairlea, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,765
Population in Households 1,703
Population in Familes 1,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 472
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $30,307
Average Household Income $42,391
Per Capita Income $20,793


Total Housing Units 904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 324 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $117,308
Average Home Value $146,414


Total Households 800
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 408
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.12% 0.06%
Households 0.09% 0.0%
Families -0.52% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

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, 2018 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 # 92 78th
Population Density # 272 33rd
Diversity Index # 39 91st
Median Household Income # 357 12th
Per Capita Income # 263 35th

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